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George Zimmerman's Wife Files For Divorce
George Zimmerman's wife Shellie has filed for divorce less than two months after he was cleared of murder over the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
It comes just days after she said in an interview that the ordeal of the trial had put a strain on their marriage.
She pleaded guilty last month to perjury for lying about the couple's finances when the judge was setting her husband's bail.
Mrs Zimmerman, who was in court without her husband of six years, must serve 100 hours of community service and one-year probation.
The 26-year-old woman said in the interview aired on ABC News that she felt "very much alone" without him in the courtroom to support her when she pleaded guilty.
During the interview, Mrs Zimmerman said she was "going to have to think about" whether she stayed married to him.
Her lawyer has now confirmed she is divorcing her husband.
After George Zimmerman, 29, was charged with murder in Trayvon's death in 2012, the couple were reportedly inundated with death threats, went into hiding and had to live with security guards.
She said: "I think we have been pretty much like gypsies.
"We've lived in a 20ft 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."
Her husband had argued he acted in self-defence when he opened fire on the unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon in Sanford, Florida.
She said she believed her husband's story.
His acquittal led to nationwide protests about Florida's "stand your ground" law.