George Zimmerman's Wife Files for Divorce

George Zimmerman with estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman (Pool/Getty Images)

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has filed for divorce, according to ABC News. 

The petition says the couple, married in 2007, "separated on Aug. 13, 2013 and are not presently cohabiting as husband and wife. The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken." They have no children.

Shellie Zimmerman, 26, has asked for "equitable distribution" of their assets as well as their debts. She also seeks sole custody of their two dogs, a Rottweiler named Oso and a smaller dog named Leroy.

She filed for divorce Thursday in Seminole County, Fla.

According to the financial disclosure form, she said she is unemployed. She listed her monthly expenses as $755. The couple owes $3,700.20 on their 2011 taxes, according to the form.


For George Zimmerman, the divorce is only the latest problem since he was acquitted in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On Sept. 3, Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding, the second time since the end of the trial. He was also denounced by the owner of a gun factory after he posed for pictures at the factory. 

Read more at ABC News.

Jozen Cummings is the author and creator of the popular relationship blog Until I Get Married, which is currently in development for a television series with Warner Bros. He also hosts a weekly podcast with WNYC about Empire called Empire Afterparty, is a contributor at and works at Twitter as an editorial curator. Follow him on Twitter.

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