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It's Official: Larry King Calls off Divorce

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They announced their reconciliation and now Larry King and wife Shawn Southwick want to make it official.

The CNN host, 76 and his wife, 50, filed petitions Wednesday in a Los Angeles court to dismiss their divorce case, almost three months after they initially filed the documents.

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

King’s lawyer Dennis Wasser told PEOPLE in April there was a “50-50 chance this divorce is not happening.” A month later, the two, who have two sons together, said they owed “it to ourselves and our children to continue being dedicated to each other.”

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When Southwick was reportedly hospitalized May 28 after what police say may have been a possible suicide attempt, King stood by his wife.

“Our marriage is still together and I am staying very close to our children [Chance, 11, and Cannon, 9], who we love immensely,” he said at the time. “We shall go through this difficult time intact as a family.”

News that King and Southwick were dropping their divorce was first reported by TMZ.com.

Reporting by DAVID CAPLAN and KEN LEE

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