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Larry King and Shawn Southwick Call Off Divorce

Larry King and his wife Shaun Southwick (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson) AP Photo/Stuart Ramson

NEW YORK (CBS) CNN host Larry King has officially called off his divorce from wife Shawn Southwick.

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The formerly estranged couple filed petitions to dismiss their divorce papers Wednesday, according to a statement from King's spokesman, Howard J. Rubenstein.

"A lot of new things are happening to us and we are happy to be together as a family with our children," King said in the statement.

King, 72, filed papers in Los Angeles back in April to end his 12 year marriage with Southwick.

A month later, divorce proceedings were put on hold as the two reportedly reconciled.

"I am extremely supportive of Shawn," King said in a statement at the time. "Reports that we have fought are absolutely false. I love her dearly. Our marriage is still together and I am staying very close to our children, who we love immensely. We shall go through this difficult time intact as a family."

Southwick, 50, is King's eighth wife. Back in May, she was hospitalized after suffering from an apparent prescription drug overdose.King's spokesman also said at that time that the two were still together.

The two have been married since 1997 and have two sons together, Cannon, 9, and Chance, 11.

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