George Zimmerman’s Wife, Shellie Zimmerman, Files for Divorce
It seems like only yesterday that Shellie Zimmerman was saying she wanted to “have children and stay married” with her high-profile-for-all-the-wrong-reasons husband (actually, it was last week). Today, though, she’s shelved that idea like an overpriced pack of Skittles.
Through her lawyer, Zimmerman filed for divorce on Thursday—just a week after she pleaded guilty to perjury in the Trayvon Martin case and only two months after her husband was acquitted. The main reason for Shellie’s decision? Well, in a word, disappointment:
Shellie Zimmerman made the decision because of “disappointment,” her attorney, Kelly Sims, wrote Thursday in a short email to The Associated Press. The 26-year-old Zimmerman told ABC’s “Good Morning America” last week that she was having serious doubts about remaining married.
The interview came just after she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing following her husband’s arrest for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Her husband, who was acquitted on second-degree murder and other charges in July, wasn’t in the Sanford, Fla., courtroom as she was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service – even though she supported him and lied about their finances.
So, ladies, let this be a lesson to you: If your husband kills a teenager in cold blood, don’t lie for him. It can’t lead anywhere good—well, except for Good Morning America. [Philly.com]