The 76 year old and his country singer wife both filed divorce papers earlier this week (begs12Apr10) citing irreconcilable differences for the break down of their 13-year marriage.
The news came amid allegations Southwick had accused her sister, Shannon Engemann, of embarking on an affair with King.
The former couple attended their son’s baseball match in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday (15Apr10), hugging and chatting throughout the game – prompting speculation they are working through their issues.
Editors at TMZ.com subsequently claimed King and Southwick, the newsman’s seventh wife, are keen to rebuild their union and had arranged to meet with a marriage counsellor.
But King’s lawyer insists the divorce is still going ahead as planned, and the couple is heading to therapy sessions for the sake of their two sons, 11-year-old Chance and nine-year-old Cannon.
Dennis Wasser tells People.com, “My most current information is that the divorce is proceeding. People either go to reconciliation sessions to save their marriage or just to make sure their actions are in the best interest of the children. If I were a betting man, it’s for the latter.”
In his divorce petition, King is seeking joint custody of the kids, while his wife is asking for primary physical custody of the children, as well as spousal and child support.