Disgraced NFL star, Aaron Hernandez’s suicide shocked America in April 2017. Aaron Hernandez Uncovered, a documentary by Oxygen, aired over the weekend and revealed more details about the former football player who was convicted of murder in 2013. Now, the spotlight is once again on Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, and we’ve got more details about her right here.
Almost a year after his death, Aaron Hernandez’s suicide remains a mystery. The former Patriots star allegedly took his own life in his prison cell in Massachusetts last April.
Among the many shocking revelations of Hernandez’s life and relationships, details about his sexuality surfaced after Aaron Hernandez’s ex-girlfriend claimed that the football player was gay.
Shayanna Hernandez-Jenkins was also interviewed in the documentary, Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.
Keep reading to know more about Shayanna Hernandez-Jenkins and the explosive claims made in Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.
High School Sweethearts
Born on May 29, 1989, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez’s age is 28. She was born and raised in Bristol, Connecticut.
While pursuing criminology at a community college, Jenkins-Hernandez worked at numerous jobs. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez’ jobs included working at a home care company, at a law firm, and at a Comfort Suites Hotel in Southington, Connecticut.
Jenkins-Hernandez met her fiancée when they were both high school students in Connecticut. They got engaged in November 2012, the same month Aaron Hernandez and Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez’s daughter, Avielle Janelle Hernandez, was born.
In 2015, Jenkins-Hernandez decided to legally take her fiancé’s last name even though the couple did not get married and Hernandez had already passed. She wanted to have the same last name as her daughter.
Public attention on Jenkins-Hernandez intensified after Hernandez was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd in June 2013.
Jenkins-Hernandez was charged with perjury after the murder of Odin Lloyd and was accused of lying to the jury. However, the charges against her were dropped in May 2015.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez’ sister, Shanea Jenkins, was dating Lloyd at the time of his murder. The two sisters have been estranged ever since.
Also Read: Did Aaron Hernandez Kill Odin Lloyd?
Appearance on The Dr. Phil Show
In May 2017, Jenkins-Hernandez appeared on The Dr. Phil Show where she spoke about her relationship with Hernandez. At first, she couldn’t believe that her fiancé had committed suicide.
Jenkins-Hernandez even answered questions about Aaron Hernandez’s sexuality.
At the time, rumors were swirling that Hernandez was gay, but Jenkins-Hernandez denied it and said, “I had no indication or any feeling that he was (gay). He was very much a man to me. I don’t know where this came from.”
In the Oxygen documentary, Aaron Hernandez’s ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Anderson, revealed that the former football star had confessed about his sexuality in letters he had written to her years ago.
In light of these new developments, Jenkins-Hernandez said she was “confused” about it all.
Where Is Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez Now?
Jenkins-Hernandez has maintained a low profile since her appearance on The Dr. Phil Show. Her appearance on Aaron Hernandez Uncovered comes after a long spell of silence.
Right now, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez is rebuilding her life.
In November 2017, the $1.3 million mansion she shared with her fiancé was sold to Patriots fan and real estate investor, Arif Khan.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez’s new home is two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in North Providence, Rhode Island.
Through it all, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez has stood by her man and said, “This is someone you love, who you just had a child with, and you think about your future and what’s happening. I wasn’t going to let him experience it alone. I was going to stick by his side every step of the way.”