September 13th, 2013
By John Clark
The wife of media legend George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder after the shooting death of young Trayvon Martin, is filing for divorce from her controversial husband, according to a report from the Washington Post.
Sources say 26-year-old Shellie Zimmerman and her husband separated on August 13, and she admitted in a recent television interview that her husband had not spent much time at home since he was acquitted in July.
During her interview with “Good Morning America” on ABC, Shellie Zimmerman said that her husband is “selfish” and that she thinks “George is all about George.” She also claimed that he was verbally abusive towards her and that the embarrassing trial had “ruined her life.”
Shellie Zimmerman also lamented her seemingly unrewarded tenure as her husband’s loyal partner during his prolonged legal drama. In her interview, she told ABC, “I have supported him for so long, and neglected myself for too long, and I feel like I’m finally starting to feel empowered again.”
In addition, Shellie Zimmerman said that her husband had been making “some reckless decisions” since a Florida jury acquitted him in the murder of Trayvon Martin, whom George Zimmerman purportedly killed while acting in self-defense.
Sources say George Zimmerman has been pulled over for speeding on two occasions since his arrest. During one of the stops, Zimmerman bragged to a police officer that he had a concealed weapon in his truck. Both times, he was let off with a warning, sources say.
In addition, George Zimmerman was reportedly involved in a domestic dispute involving a gun this week, but his wife apparently is not going to press criminal charges, sources report.
But a 911 call from the recent incident claims that George Zimmerman punched his wife’s father in the nose, and threatened to shoot him, and Zimmerman is reportedly being held in detention by police in Lake Mary, Florida.
Of course, these incidents might prove extra fodder for Shellie Zimmerman during the divorce process, which will likely be a very public affair, despite her wishes.
But the divorce could be a relatively simple affair, as the couple reportedly has no children. Shellie Zimmerman, however, is asking the court for sole possession of Oso and Leroy, their two dogs.
And while the absence of children could make the divorce process a bit simpler, couples in the past have engaged in heated fights over the custody of pets. So if George Zimmerman is intent on having access to their dogs, this could raise an issue in the divorce proceedings.
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