The wife of George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murdering unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in July, has announced that she is filing for divorce from her husband.
According to Shellie Zimmerman, she supported her husband through everything that happened, including the intense media attention George received because of the controversial nature of the case, but she no longer can stay married to him because he has left her with “a bunch of pieces of broken glass.”
"I have a selfish husband and I think George is all about George," said Shellie in an interview with ABC.
Mrs. Zimmerman plead guilty last week to a perjury charge for lying in a bail hearing after her husband was arrested in February of 2012. Shellie was charged with 100 hours of community service and a year of probation, and through her entire ordeal in the courtroom, George was nowhere to be found.
"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 says that despite being married to Zimmerman for nearly seven years, she doesn’t think she “ever really knew him at all.”
According to Shellie Zimmerman, her husband George was verbally abusive towards her and has been making “reckless decisions” since his acquittal that, as she puts it, has left him feeling “invincible.”
George Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding on Tuesday for the second time since his acquittal this summer and was issued a $256 ticket for going 60-mph in a 45-mph speed limit zone.
His now estranged wife Shellie says that his selfishness and bad decisions have left her feeling alone, and she is ready to start a new life for herself.
"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."