Larry King seeks divorce from Utah native Shawn Southwick King. Here’s a look back at her Utah life
Shawn Southwick King originates from Provo. She is the sister of Bret Engemann, a former BYU quarterback.
The couple originally filed for divorce in 2010 but stayed together for what appears to be another nine years. King has been married to seven different women and has been married eight times, according to The Associated Press.
Shawn King was 37 at the time of the marriage and King was 63. Shawn King tried her best to keep a low profile despite being married to someone in the national spotlight, according to the Deseret News.
But she is still well-known in Utah, according to the Deseret News. She appeared on a pair of episodes of Eugene Jeleznik’s “Utah Showtime” TV show back in 1991. And she served as a backup singer for Marie Osmond. In fact, her father, Karl Engemann, was Osmond’s music manager.
“She was very personable,” Jeleznik told the Deseret News in 1998. “I was very impressed (with Southwick). If I wasn’t impressed, I wouldn’t have had her on my show.”
Shawn King spent much of her time filming infomercials for hair-thickening swatches she made, and she developed her own skin-care products and cosmetics for the Home Shopping Network at the time, too.
In 2010, Shawn Southwick King recovered from a prescription drug overdose in Utah, according to the Deseret News. An emergency medical team was called to her home in Provo. Her father had called authorities after finding her in bed breathing but not responding.
Authorities told the Deseret News that there was a handwritten note that suggested to officials that she wanted to take the pills. Police said a separate note said she wanted to be buried in Utah.