"We had a big age difference and that eventually takes its toll," explained Larry, who is 26 years older than Shawn. "It became an issue. Also, [Shawn] is a very religious Mormon and I'm an agnostic atheist, so that eventually causes little problems."
After the near fatal stroke, Larry said he was faced with some tough realizations.
"I thought a lot about what I wanted the rest of my life to be," he divulged. "When there are moments of unhappiness in a marriage, you can overcome it at 40, but at my age, it became a lot. I wanted to be happy. Separating was of course difficult. But there is nothing worse than arguing."
Larry and Shawn, who was his seventh wife after eight divorces, share two children, sons Chance, 20, and Cannon, 19.
"I got married a lot," he acknowledged to the publication. "But in my head, I'm not a marrying guy. When I grew up, nobody lived together. If you fell in love, you got married. And so I married the ones that I loved. But what I loved at 20 is not what I loved at 30 and what I loved at 30 is not what I loved at 40."