Suspender man is in the news - Barring a last-minute reconciliation, Larry King is about to get unhitched for the eighth time. This despite the fact that his wife, Shawn Southwick, is 26 years younger and about a foot taller than he is. In other words, a perfect match. Nevertheless, it seems likely that the ex - Mrs. King club will soon welcome its seventh member - only seven, because one of the Mrs. Kings served two tours. And Mr. King will be back in the dating pool.
How does he compare with others?
Losing a life partner or two could happen to anyone, but going through seven requires some effort. The vast majority of Americans - about 97% - wimp out and do not wed more than three times. As an octospouse, the 76-year-old King is in rarefied company. Elizabeth Taylor has also hatched and dispatched eight unions. (Recent reports of a ninth have proved erroneous.) So has Mickey Rooney. Zsa Zsa Gabor has been married nine times. William Shatner has an impressive number of exes, as do Billy Bob Thornton and Joan Collins.
H/O http://j-walkblog.com/Like news anchoring, the field of extreme spouse collecting is dominated by women who were once considered very good-looking and men who almost never were.