Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY
The wife of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, revealed Thursday that the couple's marriage may be in trouble.
The day after Shellie Zimmerman was sentenced to one year probation and 100 hours of community service for lying at her husband's bond hearing, she appeared on Good Morning America expressing uncertainty about the future of their relationship.
"Of course I want to have children and stay married," Zimmerman said.
"With George?" journalist Christi O'Connor asked.
"That's something I'm going to have think about," Zimmerman said.
Her husband wasn't in the Sanford courtroom Wednesday as she was sentenced on one count of perjury. When asked if she wanted him there, Shellie Zimmerman replied: "I always want my husband's support."
The couple lived in hiding while George Zimmerman was awaiting trial in Florida.
"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 can't tell you how many nights I've gone or laid awake at night just thinking that I wish to God the circumstances had been different."
In the interview, Zimmerman said she always believed George's story. Her husband would not racially profile and intentionally kill someone, she said. "That's just not his way," she said.
She would not answer when asked if she and George Zimmerman are still together.
The perjury charge stemmed from a bond hearing for her husband at which she failed to reveal that he had collected more than $100,000 through Internet donations.
Zimmerman admitted she did not tell the truth during the bail hearing and said she plans to do her community service with a Christian ministry.
"I've made mistakes and I want to own them right now," she said.
"I'm so deeply sorry for their loss,'' Zimmerman said, referring to Trayon's parents. "I can't even begin to understand the grief a parent experiences when they lose a child."