Well another marriage bites the dust. Thursday, Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce from murder George Zimmerman. Shellie’s attorney’s confirmed with CNN reporters that the official paperwork was filed yesterday, and George Zimmerman’s douchebag brother also tweeted the news:
According to Shellie’s atty Kelly Sims – Shellie is preparing to file 4 divorce. Docs have not yet been filed in Seminole Cty. Pray 4 them.
— Robert Zimmerman JR (@rzimmermanjr) September 5, 2013
Shellie hinted that everything wasn’t so hunky dory in the Zimmerman household in a recent interview Good Morning America she said her marriage was “in jeopardy”. Shellie was sentenced to 12 months of probation last month after she admitted lying to a judge about their finances during her husband’s bail hearing in June 2012. Kill a boy get off scott free, commit perjury because you’re trying to stand by your man, you get a year of probation.
She said in an interview after her conviction for perjury that she felt he had “beaten down her self-esteem” and that she was no longer sure if she wanted to remain married. I wonder if the fact that her own husband didn’t attend her sentencing had anything to do with it.
She said she would “have to think about” staying in the marriage, and expressed guilt and regret regarding her actions following Martin’s death in February 2012. She recently pleaded guilty to perjury for lying about the state of her family’s finances during a bond hearing in April 2012. She had claimed she and her husband were broke, when in reality they had collected about $135,000 in donations.
“I can rationalize a lot of reasons for why I was misleading, but the truth is I knew I was lying,” Shellie Zimmerman told ABC. “I wish a lot things were different. I can’t tell you how many times I have laid at night saying ‘God, I wish these circumstances had been different.’”
Zimmerman also said the publicity around the polarizing trial forced her and her husband to live in constant fear.
“I think we have been pretty much like gypsies,” she said in the ABC interview. “We 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.”
So what does George Zimmerman think about all of this? Who knows, he’s too busy getting pulled over for speeding. I’m counting down for a Shellie Zimmerman tell all book.