In the wake of the recent death of Aaron Hernandez (the former New England Patriots star, who hanged himself in prison on Wednesday) everyone is wondering what happened to Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. Who is Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée? If you have been asking the same question, then keep reading to learn more.
Aaron Hernandez’s Wife
Although she is sometimes referred to as Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, she and her late fiancé were never actually married. Shayanna Jenkins’ age is 27 and she and Aaron were high school sweethearts who lived in the same city of Bristol, Connecticut. There’s no word on Shayanna Jenkins’ net worth or Shayanna Jenkins’ Instagram account at this time.
Shayanna Jenkins’ Sister
Shayanna’s sister, Shaneah was dating Odin Lloyd around the time of his death. Lloyd, who was 27 when he died, was a semi-professional football player for the Boston Bandits and worked at a landscaping firm. He was murdered by Aaron Hernandez, who was then sentenced to life in prison without parole. According to International Business Times, the two sisters were once close growing up, but during Aaron’s murder case, they were seen sitting at opposite sides of the courtroom.
Shayanna Pleaded Not Guilty
When Aaron was convicted to his life sentence without the possibility without parole, Shayanna pleaded not guilty to perjury after the prosecution, Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg, accused her of lying during the investigation of Lloyd’s murder. Shayanna’s lawyer, Janice Bassil, stated that her client had been “fully cooperative other than insisting on her Fifth Amendment rights and received immunity for grand jury testimony.” Shayanna was one of a number of people that were looked into during the investigation of Lloyd’s death.
“It seems to me that this is overreaching, the indictment is overreaching, the statement by (the prosecutor) is overreaching, and the request for bail is overreaching,” said Shayanna’s lawyer.
She was Accused of Destroying Evidence
Bomberg accused Shayanna of moving a box from her home with Aaron, a day after Lloyd’s death. This led her to be charged with tampering with and destroying evidence in a trash bag. The prosecutor said that she left the house with the trash bag, but never came home with it.
“She told her sister that she was going to the bank, she told her uncle … she was going to the store, she told the grand jurors that she was going to get baby formula,” Bomberg said.
Shayanna said she didn’t know where she went or what her fiancé asked her to do. She testified that she threw the trash in a dumpster, but didn’t say which one. Her lawyer described the relationship between Shayanna Jenkins and Aaron Hernandez as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
“She could spend her life tracking him down and asking where he was every single minute, or she could choose to say what you do on your own time is your own time,” the lawyer argued. “If you didn’t do this, you didn’t do this. I don’t need to know any more detail.”
The judge denied the prosecution’s bail of $5,000 and Shayanna was released pending trial. The next hearing for the case was scheduled for November 6, 2013, and her charges were later dropped.
Shayanna Jenkins and Aaron Hernandez’s Daughter
Shayanna and Aaron had a 4-year-old daughter together named Avielle Janelle Hernandez, born on November 6, 2012, the same day as her late father.
According to a 2015 testimony of Shayanna’s in IBT, Aaron cheated on his fiancee, but she gave him a “pass.”
Also Read: Did Aaron Hernandez Kill Odin Lloyd?
“I made a decision that if I was going to move back in with Aaron that I would have to compromise on his behavior, and that included infidelity and everything that came along with it,” she said. “I decided that it was worth fighting for, so I moved back.”