“We had sex in Larry’s bed — a lot. I felt like it was my house,” Shawn Southwick’s lover, Hector Penate, tells In Touch exclusively.
After 13 years together, Larry King and Shawn Southwick are reportedly considering a divorce after Larry had an alleged affair with Shawn’s younger sister, Shannon Engemann, and Shawn slept with their kids’ baseball coach for a year and tried to have a baby with her lover through in vitro fertilization. In an exclusive interview with In Touch, the baseball coach, Hector Penate says Larry knew about their steamy trysts but didn’t even care because he was so in love with Shannon. “I still think to this day that Larry is in love with Shawn’s sister,” he explains.
Hector admits that he quickly fell “in love” with Shawn after they met in 2007. Two-and-a-half weeks later, they started sleeping together, although Shawn has denied the affair with Hector. “Larry was in New Hampshire and I was training the kids,” Hector reveals to In Touch. “Then she made a couple of hints to me that she was ready to go. We were in the car and we just started kissing.” From there, says Hector, the two spent more and more time together — and they even vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, together with her sons Chance and Cannon. Their physical chemistry was intense, Hector adds: “We had sex in Larry’s bed — a lot. I felt like it was my house.” Shawn also bought Hector extravagant presents. “She paid my rent, she bought me clothes and a BMW 7 Series.” But the biggest gift she almost gave him? A baby. “She wanted to have a little girl with me. She was trying to fertilize her eggs to do that.” If that’s not strange enough, Larry co-signed Hector’s Studio City, Calif., apartment. “She controlled him,” he says. “He just sat there and signed it.”
And even though Larry is approaching 80, Hector says that the newsman has an active libido and makes this shocking claim: “He’s a [sex] freak,” Hector says, adding that he believes Larry was sleeping with both Shawn and Shannon.