She stood by him throughout a harrowing criminal investigation and trial, but Shellie Zimmerman is calling it quits just a few months after her husband George’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case.
She filed for divorce from George Zimmerman just Thursday, and explained that he only stayed in the house with her for a few nights after he was acquitted in July. They tried counseling to save their marriage, but she finally moved out on August 13.
A big “sign” for Shellie was Zimmerman’s failure to show up at her own legal hearing last week. She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing following George’s arrest. She got a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. He wasn’t there to support her.
“I stood by my husband through everything,” she said, “and I kind of feel like he left me with a bunch of pieces of broken glass that I’m supposed to now assemble and make a life.”
She also said that George was verbally abusive toward her and that he has been making “reckless decisions,” though she didn’t go into detail. “In my opinion, he feels more invincible” since his acquittal, she said.
But she’s ready to start her own life.
“I have supported him for so long and neglected myself for too long,” Shellie Zimmerman said. “And I feel like I’m finally starting to feel empowered again.”
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