Zimmerman's Wife Blasts Him on TV
'I don't think that I ever really knew him at all,' she tells ABC News
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2013 9:43 AM CDT
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(Newser) – George Zimmerman's wife Shellie isn't holding back now that she's filed for divorce. In an interview with ABC News that aired today, the 26-year-old says her soon-to-be ex-husband has a temper, is verbally abusive and "selfish," and was left feeling "invincible" after his acquittal. "I think I'm realizing that I have been married to a person for almost 7 years, and I don't think that I ever really knew him at all," she said, adding Zimmerman has been "making some reckless decisions" lately and has spent no more than four nights at home since the acquittal.

"I stood by my husband through everything and I kind of feel like he left me with a bunch of broken glass that I'm supposed to now assemble and make a life," she said. "It's just heartbreaking ... I think George is all about George." She said "it was just time" to get a divorce, and that the two did try counseling. According to the divorce filing, which cites an "irrevocably broken" marriage, Shellie is asking for an equal share of their debts and assets, including any money Zimmerman may get from his defamation suit against NBC, and wants their two dogs. (Click to read about Zimmerman's latest brush with police.)

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YoudLikeThis
Sep 7, 2013 10:12 AM CDT
Yeah George, about that jury of your peers thing.... OJ got off, Zimmerman got off...I guess the karmic balance is restored. Now for Zimmerman to write his book "If I did it'.
Charles Uibel
Sep 7, 2013 3:23 AM CDT
I think she sounds like a reasonable, decent person who expects a decent, good life. Good luck to her.
iq145
Sep 6, 2013 7:14 PM CDT
She's trying to capitalize on a money scheme, plus... she wants to get away from the Zim in case of violent retaliation from black "activists". On top of that, she's afraid everybody (including the president) will associate her enough to start hating her too, and have her every move on the front page for the rest of her life.