A baseball coach who mentored Larry King’s young sons with estranged wife Shawn Southwick claims he’s the reason for the couple’s recent troubles – handsome twentysomething Hector Penate has revealed that he had a “full-blown affair” with the leggy blonde that lasted more than a year. In a taped interview with Entertainment Tonight, which will air on Wednesday, Penate insists Shawn — who has accused Larry of bedding her younger sister — talked to him about divorcing the CNN anchorman “all the time. (She said) ‘Don’t worry he’s gonna die soon,'” Penate recalls.
King and Southwick both filed divorce papers last week but they are currently in counseling in a bid to save their marriage.
Hector — a Miami-born struggling actor — previously guest-starred on an episode of the Starz hit Headcase.