(NEW YORK) — George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie has filed for divorce less than two months after he was acquitted of murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
She filed the paperwork just days after she said in an interview aired exclusively on ABC News that the ordeal of the trial had put a strain on their marriage.
Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty last month to perjury for lying about the couple’s finances when the judge was setting bail for her husband. She appeared in court without her husband.
She said in the interview with freelance journalist Christi O’Connor that she felt “very much alone” without him in the courtroom to support her when she pleaded guilty.
During the interview, Shellie said she is “going to have to think about” whether she would stay married to George.
After George was charged with murder in Martin’s 2012 death, the couple was inundated with death threats, went into hiding and had to live with security guards.
“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 said.
Shellie must serve 100 hours of community service and one year of probation for her perjury.
George was also in the news this week when he was pulled over for speeding Tuesday for a second time this summer.
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