Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, is set to break her silence about the Netflix documentary centring around the late NFL player’s murder conviction, sexuality, and eventual suicide.
In a sneak preview of the interview, Jenkins is asked about how people should remember Aaron Hernandez.
“It’s the hardest thing ever,” she replies.
The Good Morning America interview is expected to reveal parts of Hernandez’s story that were left out of the documentary.
MONDAY ON @GMA: Aaron Hernandez’s ex-fiancée – and mother of his daughter – tells her story for the first time. What does she say that’s not in the explosive documentary? Find out Monday only on @GMA. pic.twitter.com/zkwtT0cr7t
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 24, 2020
For those unfamiliar with the documentary, ‘Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez’ follows ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez’s childhood, sexuality, career, and subsequent murder conviction. It also reveals that the former New England Patriots star had CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, suggesting that could have been the reason for his violent outbursts.
Since the documentary’s debut on January 15th, Jenkins has not spoken publicly about its portrayal of her ex-fiancé. The 30-year-old shares a daughter with Hernandez, and was engaged to the NFL player when he took his own life in prison where he was serving a murder sentence.
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A year today….. I remember getting a call saying you had passed , Dropping the phone and crying uncontrollably I didn’t know what to do . I wanted to get to you as fast as I knew how so you weren’t alone anymore . This was by far the worst day of my life especially when things were looking better …. I was / still am so confused and wish I could ask you tons of questions – not just for me but for our daughter. I’ve suffered hurt , sadness and definitely anger BUT I’ve had this little girl to make my spirits higher . Although , I hurt today and continue to figure this thing called “ life “ out … we will celebrate your life with love , joy and happiness . You’ve touched more people’s hearts than I’ve ever seen – not just from your smile but you being you . I thank you for showing me things I’d never get to experience in life and creating a better one for your daughter and I … I thank you for allowing me to share all of our experiences and create new memories with this precious princess . Your legacy will live on , until we meet again … WE love you very very much and you are and will continue to be missed ❤️#RIPAaron#81#hisdaughterskeeper #oursuperhero
Hernandez, who was drafted into the NFL at the age of 20, had just finalised a five-year, $40 million contract with the New England Patriots when he was arrested in 2013 for the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.
He was convicted of Lloyd’s murder in 2015.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez is currently streaming on Netflix.