ORLANDO, Fl (WOFL) – Robert Zimmerman, Jr tells FOX 35 that Shellie Zimmerman has filed for divorce from husband George Zimmerman.
Questions over whether the two were parting ways surfaced after Shellie pleaded guilty last week to a perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband’s arrest. Prosecutors said she lied about the couple’s assets following her husband’s arrest for the fatal 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
George, who was acquitted of second-degree murder this summer, was not present for the hearing at which Shellie was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service.
There had been speculation that the two might be separating. In interviews with other media outlets, Shellie hinted that she and her husband had been experiencing a strained relationship during and immediately after his murder trial.