Larry King, 82, and wife Shawn, 54, are rumoured to be headed for splitsville after reports of a cheating scandal broke. The man with whom Shawn has been allegedly having the affair for a little over a year is Richard Greene, a former lawyer in Los Angeles, California.
According to a report by the Mail Online, Greene is currently working as a communications strategists and public speaking trainer. Richard Greene has reportedly worked with a number of famous personalities, and the list includes names like Princess Diana, Naomi Campbell and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The National Enquirer first broke the details of the alleged affair on Wednesday. “He’s heartbroken. He’s embarrassed and furious,” the Mail Online quoted a friend of King as saying. However, the claims were dismissed by an attorney for the Kings and a rep of Greene.
Shawn also allegedly sent nude photos to Greene and engaged in “steamy afternoon sex sessions” with the speaking coach. In One of the texts sent to Greene, Shawn allegedly wrote, ‘Larry made another joke about me having an affair last night … He said I looked cute in my glasses like a school teacher … having an affair with one of my students.”
She added, “He senses a shift in me.”
She also purportedly told Richard Greene that she would not leave King because of any other man but because the romance is gone and issues have cropped up in their marriage.
The Page Six reported that, Greene met Shawn when he appeared on the Kings’ podcast, “Back and Forth with Shawn and Larry.” The programme is hosted by both Larry and Shawn King.
This is not the first time that cheating scandals have surfaced around the Kings’ marriage. Back in 2010 the couple file for a divorce, and as the rumours had it, King cheated on his wife with her sister Shannon Engemann. Shawn was also not spared and there were reports of her cheating with her son’s baseball coach. However, the differences lasted for only three months before the couple reconciled.