Larry King’s wife had year long affair with son’s baseball coach

Larry King’s sixth and current wife Shawn, 48, carried on a torrid affair for a year with the 29 year-old baseball instructor to the couple’s eight and nine year-old sons. The National Enquirer has the dirt, which they say comes from multiple sources who have independently confirmed the details. The way they tell it, Shawn was a sex-craved housewife who slept with her son’s young coach all over the mansion she shared with Larry. The two stopped seeing each other once Larry confronted the guy, and Shawn ended up going to rehab for a treatment for a prescription painkiller addiction this summer. There were rumors at the time that Larry planned to dump Shawn when she returned from rehab, but the 74 year-old talkshow host has forgiven his wife’s affair and plans to stay with her.

Larry King has caught his wife cheating with their young sons’ baseball coach, the Enquirer has learned exclusively.

Willowy blonde beauty Shawn King, 48, carried on a year-long extramarital affair right under Larry’s nose with hunky 29-year-old Hector Penate, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the intimate relationship.

The Enquirer’s blockbuster investigation has also uncovered that Shawn and Hector were so brazen, they made love on the desk in 74 year-old Larry’s home office!

Shawn even paraded through Beverly Hills holding hands with her lover, according to insiders. Their illicit liaison began to unravel when Shawn’s dependency on the powerful painkiller Vicodin deepened, but it didn’t end until the CNN talk-show host confronted Penate, sources say.

Larry… is heartbroken over his wife’s cheating, but he’s chosen not to end their 11-year marriage, insiders say.

“I truly love my wife and I stand squarely behind her and support her,” Larry told The Enquirer through his spokesman Howard Rubenstein.

Penate no longer coaches the couple’s two boys, said Rubenstein and declared: “Shawn adamantly denies the allegations that she had an affair with the sports instructor.”

But Shawn’s denial is contradicted by multiple sources who, during a period of months, provided the Enquirer with key evidence about the love affair.

When contacted by The Enquirer, Penate did not deny the affair, adding: “I’d love to be able to talk to you, but I can’t.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, November 17, 2008]

The Enquirer has more salacious details, including the story of how Shawn supposedly pursued coach Hector and bought him gifts of jewelry and sent him multiple text messages a day. She is even said to have become threatening when Hector tried to call it off. Their affair ended for good when Larry confronted Hector about six months ago and told him he knew what was going on and had to fire him. Hector claimed that it was Shawn who came on to him, while Shawn had been able to talk to Larry first and convince him that she was seduced by Hector.

You wonder why one spouse would stay with the other after they had a year-long affair. It doesn’t matter who seduced whom because it takes two. Maybe Larry figures he’s getting on in years and he may as well stick with the mother of his youngest children. He’s been married seven times to six different women, it’s not like he has a great track record either.

Larry and Shawn King are shown in the header on 5/17/08 and below with their two boys on 2/3/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. Shane says:

    Mmmmm…. Cougar!

  2. Kaiser says:

    *barfing quietly*

    Seriously, no fool like an old fool.

  3. FeFeLaRue says:

    Yeah and if SHE’s 48…I’m 21 today!! PLEAZZZE!!

  4. Lore says:

    I feel bad for thinking what did he expect?

  5. Doofus says:

    If I was married to a toad like Larry Konigsberg, I’d cheat on him too. Hey, I’d still get half his money!

  6. devilgirl says:

    Seriously, can you blame her? It must get pretty old sleeping next to him in a casket every night.

  7. icebunny says:

    she’s a whacked out exhibitionist mormon druggie ano, and he ain’t no prize either. they both are hideously ugh, and deserve each other perfectly. Larry’s an old absent minded goat who is obviously quite desperate, and she wants those kabillions when he heads out to pasture. it’s all just so transparent and superficial that it makes me gag. viagra and vicodin can only go so far toward making a pretense-filled marriage work.

  8. Bea says:

    uhhh ofcourse look @ him 🙁 *nauseas*

  9. Azurea says:

    Could someone please feed Larry & Shawn before their necks are too weak to hold up their huge noggins?

  10. MSat says:

    Creepiest family ever. Look for those kids at the top of your nearest clocktower very soon. Dad’s in diapers, mom’s a drugged out slut. Oy!

  11. Syko says:

    Just look at him! I mean, she’s no prize herself, but she is so way above him in appearance. He looks like some cadaver they propped up to take the picture! I might not condone affairs, but in this case I certainly understand it!

  12. Jessie says:

    OMG — Larry looks like the Crypt Keeper.

  13. pam says:

    I’m thinking Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison. Hm!!!!

  14. RReedy says:

    They deserve eaach other.

  15. Dubdub2000 says:

    LOLOLOL-Azurea! Right on!

  16. daisy424 says:

    Sag, you’re It 😯

  17. Cinderella says:

    She and her 29 year-old lover have something in common: They’ve both had sex with old rich people.

  18. gia says:

    he is a praying mantis! definitely rich, but soooo not attractive & i am sure he wasnt even when he was young…no excuse to cheat though. she is deathly thin looking in that top pic. does he take away her appetite?

  19. Jeanne says:

    Of course she did, look at Larry King’s heart attack history. How much schtumpfing do you really think he’s capable of?

  20. Leandra says:

    Of course he took her back. He’s had too many marriages and is too old to start up with someone again. Kind of surprising about her though – she didn’t project the kind of image that included hot monkey “affair” sex. Larry’s okay really – even Shawn said he’s a very good dad to those boys and that’s the most important thing really.

  21. enchantress says:

    C’mon, CB, where’s the pix of the “hot stud” boyfriend? 😈

  22. enchantress says:

    I wonder how many of his ex-wives are laughing their a&&es off……

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  24. RaraAvis says:

    Those poor, poor boys. They’re old enough to read this story in the rags, which will send them straight into therapy, I’m sure. Sad for them.

  25. Kim says:

    Ummm, are we supposed to be shocked?

  26. I’ll be completely honest: I would be prowling for 16 year old boys if I had to go home to Larry every night.

    This being said, I wouldn’t marry Larry King. Ever. If the money is THAT appealing, you need to put the goodies on ice until you become a widow.

  27. Jeanne says:

    Can you blame her? Would you wanna get it on with the crypt keeper?

  28. fidel says:

    larry said no matter wat, he ll go ahead lovin her, mayb a kind of afraid to loose her … poor larry.

  29. Daisy says:

    I’m sure she was attracted by Larry King’s animal magnetism, not his money. Poor kids. How many others has he spawned?

  30. theresa says:

    i am not sure what larry saw in shawn to begin with, she comes off as being kind of superficial, whereas larry seems down to earth, but i admit she is attractive. i would think someone like diane sawyer would be a better match for larry, hey that,s an idea diane sawyer and larry king, a perfect affair!!!!!

  31. Jamie says:

    Wouldn’t you if you were married to such an old man? What could the initial attraction of Larry King have been? Money perhaps?

  32. asanar says:

    i can help shawn..
    she s a good woman..

  33. Merle says:

    I just tossed my cookies! My dogs are more appealing then either of them.

  34. Franqui says:

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  35. Nevada and Utah Mormons says:

    Well Shawn is a “Mormon” so Larry can have sex with her sister.

    Larry is a free man any way maybe the next round he will marry inside the Jewish community again. An Orthodox woman is what he needs now.

    Please return Larry stop wasting your life with Gentile women-

  36. juju says:

    wow……..real life drama.jst like watching dirty sexy money!!

  37. youngdefender says:

    I dont think either of them are genuine and they both probably cheated. What sort of a woman would marry a man who has been divorced that many times and what sort of a man would get divorced that many times!

  38. naoma says:

    I felt awful when I read that low-life’s
    commentary on his affair with Larry’s wife.
    If she did this and he reported it to the
    medial. Well, just think of those 2 little
    boys they have. They can read. How
    horrible this story is for them.

  39. zee-k says:

    To be honest, no amount of money will make me kiss a woman who has been kissed by Larry and I am 57 years old myself however most of today’s young men would sleep even with a corpse..SAD!!

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  41. PAT BROWN says:

    It is obvious that Mel Gibson is a severe alcoholic. At this stage of his addiction, when he’s drunk, he isn’t able to control his emotions. Instead of people using this as some form of entertainment it would be better used in rehab facilities. No addict wants to see or hear how insane they can be while under the influence. It sounds like this man is soon going to collapse if someone doesn’t step in and get him committed. He’s a very talented person and obviously needs medical attention immediately. Until he’s in treatment this woman may be in danger. She should avoid all contact with him. He’s dangerous to himself and anyone else WHEN HE IS DRUNK! Get it? !!!!!


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