Yamiche Alcindor, USA TODAY
George Zimmerman's wife is filing for divorce, according to the former neighborhood watch volunteer's older brother.
Robert Zimmerman, Jr. says an attorney for his sister-in-law, Shellie Zimmerman, is preparing to file paperwork to end the couple's marriage after six years.
Attorney Kelly Sims told The Orlando Sentinel the decision was made "after much soul searching and recent disappointments."
The divorce announcement marked the second time Zimmerman was in the news on Thursday.
Earlier, it was reported that Zimmerman was stopped for speeding for the second time this summer.
Zimmerman was pulled over Tuesday morning in Lake Mary, Fla., and issued a $256 ticket for going 60 mph in a 45-mph zone. In July, he was pulled over in Dallas for speeding but was issued only a warning and let go. This time, he'll get 3 points on his license, unless he successfully contests the ticket or takes an online driver improvement course.
"George Zimmerman is kind of like the Loch Ness Monster - anytime you get a glimpse of him, it's making international news," said officer Zach Hudson, a spokesman for the Lake Mary Police Department, which issued Zimmerman the ticket.
Both developments come months after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Last week, Shellie Zimmerman also found herself in court as she pleaded guilty to perjury for lying during a bond hearing for her husband.
George Zimmerman did not attend the hearing where his wife was sentenced to a year's probation and 1000 hours of community service for the charge.
Hints that the marriage was in trouble surfaced several days later when Shellie Zimmerman told ABC News that her husband's trial put a strain on their marriage.
"I think we have been pretty much like gypsies...We've lived in a 20-foot trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone was going to find us and that we'd be out in the woods alone and that it would be horrific," she told ABC News.
Thursday afternoon, Robert Zimmerman asked people on Twitter to pray for the couple.