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Shawn and Larry King’s son speaks out on parents’ divorce, denies big rumor

Cannon King posted an Instagram photo on Wednesday in which he celebrated his parents and denied a big rumor.

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Cannon King, left, Larry King and Shawn King attend the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award ceremony honoring Billy Crystal at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Cannon King, the son of Larry and Shawn King, denied a rumor that he’s involved in his parents’ divorce, according to USA Today.

Cannon King posted an Instagram photo on Wednesday in which he celebrated his parents. Reports earlier this week suggested that Larry King is seeking divorce from his wife, Utah’s own Shawn King.

“They have had a great influence on my life and I’m so thankful for each of them. We will always be family no matter what,” Cannon King wrote.

“They both deserve to be happy and that is my biggest wish. Happiness will definitely come,” he wrote. “They are both so wonderful in so many ways, happy times are ahead.”

“All I want is eternal happiness for each of them. They both deserve it. Mom, you continue to show me how to be a strong, diligent, and faithful young man! I love you with all my heart. Dad, you are SO strong and you also continue to teach me how to grow and become the man I know I can become. Everyone makes mistakes.”

King said anxiety has played a big role in his life. He said he has found a way to have more control over his life but that he can’t control what the media says about him.

But King denied a specific rumor floating out there about him. TMZ reported that Larry King originally filed for divorce from Shawn King after their two children urged him to do so.

“I CAN say that what was said about my ‘begging/urging my dad to do something’ is completely false,” he said. ”It hurts my heart to think that anyone might think that about me or my brother. All I want is eternal happiness for each of them. They both deserve it.”

Larry King and Shawn King tied the the knot back in 1997, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. The couple has two adult sons (Chance and Cannon). The couple previously filed for divorce back in 2010 but stayed together for nine years. Larry King has married seven different women (and has been married eight times in total), according to The Associated Press.

Shawn King is a widely-known Utah personality, as the Deseret News reported. She appeared on Eugene Jelesnik’s “Utah Showtime” back in 1997 and served as a backup singer for Marie Osmond.