Interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee to air

Beth Cruz
May 16, 2017

According to the show, Dr. Phil touched on multiple topics with Jenkins-Hernandez, "including rumors about Hernandez's purported secret romantic life, and if she thinks he killed himself so that she could collect millions of dollars".

According to the Associated Press, Jenkins-Hernandez says the former tight end for the New England Patriots was upbeat during their last phone conversation, a day before Hernandez's bod was found in his prison cell.

She repeated her claim that she doesn't believe Hernandez was involved in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

The 27-year-old had just been acquitted of double-murder charges in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men outside a Boston nightclub.

She said she thought the news of Hernandez's death was a "hoax" and some cruel person was playing a trick on her. However, the Bristol County D.A.'s Office has announced a plan appeal that decision. The host later asked if the couple's 4-year daughter, Avielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez was "entitled to that estate, in your opinion?"

Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez, listens during the murder trial for Hernandez at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, April 15, 2015.

The exclusive two-part interview on Dr. Phil will continue Tuesday where Jenkins is expected to answer the lingering question surrounding Hernandez's money and also the mystery behind his suicide death.


"We're both very into slow jams", she said.

"I did see that [one suicide note] was addressed to "Shay" instead of "Babe" or 'Bae, ' the way he would refer [to] me as that, was a little odd to me", Jenkins-Hernandez said. Since his death, Hernandez's conviction has been vacated, since it was under appeal at the time of his death. "I would've told someone", she said.

Family remains important to her, Jenkins-Hernandez said, explaining that she changed her name "for the simple fact that we were a family, and I'm very strict on that". "I don't think that things were done properly", Jenkins-Hernandez said.

Immediately following, McGraw asked if she would have known about any gang connections, to which she replied that she probably would not have.

"I remember him saying, "Babe, I've got to go, they're shutting the doors" and I honestly don't think we said I love you to each other and that was it", Jenkins-Hernandez added.

"It screamed love, but it wasn't personal". I wouldn't say I felt uncomfortable in my home. And in a note to Jenkins Hernandez found near his bible, he wrote, "I told you what was coming indirectly". "There were some odd parts where it just didn't make sense".

Other reports by Ligue1talk

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER