But the day after her hearing (stemming from a perjury charge that landed her one year probation), Shellie appeared on Good Morning America to tell the world about her strained marriage with the former murder suspect and what life has been like since the fatal shooting.
She told the hosts what life was like while awaiting the five-week trial that resulted in George’s acquittal.
“We have pretty much lived like gypsies for the past year and a half. We’ve lived in a 20-foot trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone would go and find us and that it would be horrific,” she said.
“I’m so deeply sorry for their loss,” Shellie Zimmerman said, referring to Trayon’s parents. “I can’t even begin to understand the grief a parent experiences when they lose a child.”
And she even weighed in on why she lied to the judge about having hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.
“I can rationalize a lot of reasons for why I was misleading, but the truth is that I knew I was lying,” she said.
But most surprisingly, Shellie told GMA that she wasn’t so sure if she was going to stay with her husband, even after riding by his side throughout the murder trial.
Asked if she and George Zimmerman are still together, Shelli Zimmerman said, “I’m not going to answer that.”
She added that she “wants to have children and stay married.”
“With George?” the interviewer asked.
“That’s something I’m going to have to think about,” Shelli Zimmerman replied.
The confessions kept coming. Investigative journalist Christi O’Connor spoke with Shellie in her first public interview since her husband’s acquittal and had this to say about the marriage-on-the-rocks.
“George Zimmerman has beaten down her self-esteem. She has a moment in the spotlight. She wants everyone to know that she changed her life.”
It also must be noted, George didn’t even attend his wife’s perjury hearing yesterday. Yikes! Well that’s not very nice, seeing as how she stood beside him when the whole world wanted his head.