- Aaron Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, is a part of Netflix's new docuseries, Killer Inside.
- Now, Shayanna is a mom of two daughters, one of which she had with Aaron.
- Shayanna is also currently engaged to former football player Dino Guilmette, the father of her second daughter.
Aaron Hernandez's former fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, is speaking out again after the flurry of conversations sparked by Netflix's new documentary series, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.
According to Shayanna's interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday, the docuseries made public intimate details about the former NFL player that not even she was aware of when they together, nor did Aaron admit. The film includes information about his sexuality and alleges that he had multiple sexual relationships with men, including a lover in prison.
"You can’t describe someone’s sexuality without them being here," Shayanna told GMA, per People. "Although I have had a child with Aaron, I still can’t tell you what he was feeling inside, no one can."
She went on to say that if Aaron was bisexual, it wouldn't have changed how she felt about him. "If he did feel that way, or if he felt the urge, I wish that I was told. I wish that he would have told me because I would not have loved him any differently. I would have understood," Shayanna said.
"It’s not shameful and I don’t think anybody should feel shameful on who they are inside regardless of who they love," she continued. "I think it’s a beautiful thing. I just wish I was able to tell him that."
The fiancee of the late Aaron Hernandez is speaking out for the first time since the release of a Netflix new docuseries on the life of the football-star turned-convicted killer. @arobach reports. https://t.co/fu296hhrc3 pic.twitter.com/KuQtG0ctWI— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 29, 2020
Aaron, who was sent to prison for murdering his future brother-in-law, was found dead by suicide in his jail cell in 2017—and a note he left behind called Shayanna his "soul-mate," according to the New York Post. After his death, researchers at Boston University diagnosed Aaron with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which has been linked to aggressive and impulsive behavior.
Beyond her relationship with Aaron, here’s everything you need to know about Shayanna Jenkins, plus what she’s up to now:
Shayanna said she's taking a break from social media.
While she didn't directly mention the Netflix film in her Instagram post announcing her social media hiatus, Shayanna did tell GMA that when asked about participating in the making of Killer Inside, she didn't want to be involved. "I wanted to leave it in the past and let my daughter grow without having bad memories to look back on," she said.
Shayanna's wishes are unlikely to come true, considering that many people have already reached out to her and attempted to spark a conversation about Aaron, which led to her decision to take a break from social media.
"I wanted to let all of you sweet sweet souls know I have tried to read every message sent on IG and through email (positive and negative)" Shayanna wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday. "The amount of support and positive energy is again unreal! I'm sure you will all understand how imperative it is to take some time away from social media." She captioned the post with: "#stayhumble😘."
Shayanna met Aaron in elementary school.
The former fiancés first crossed paths way back in elementary school. They became friends in middle school and eventually started dating in high school, according to Sports Illustrated.
She and Aaron had a daughter together.
The couple welcomed their daughter, Avielle, in 2012. They became engaged later that year, People reported, and Shayanna started using Aaron’s last name, even though they never officially got married.
Aaron told Shayanna to "love life."
In his suicide note to Shayanna, Aaron said, "You have always been my soul-mate and I want you to love life and know I’m always with you. I told you what was coming indirectly! I love you so much and know [you] are an angel."
The note continued on to say, "We split into two to come change the world! Your characteristic is that of a true angel and the definition of God’s love!" Aaron also encouraged Shayanna to "tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you."
Learn more about Aaron's final note to Shayanna below:
Now, Shayanna's a mom of two.
In 2018, she revealed on Instagram that she was expecting another baby. "I wanted to take time and process and post when I was ready to," Shayanna said at the time. "I wanted to have a moment for myself alone with my daughter ... we are beyond excited about the new addition and chapter we will soon begin."
And Shayanna is engaged again.
She plans to marry former football player Dino Guilmette, the father of her second daughter, according to Radar.
Shayanna seems pretty happy, if her Instagram posts are any indication. She also has this as her Insta bio: "Life has knocked me down, it showed me things I never wanted to see, I experienced sadness and failures. But I always get up."
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