The ongoing fallout over the Aaron Hernandez-themed documentary Killer Inside on Netflix continues, as Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, tells Good Morning America she didn’t know if he had same-sex attraction.
Jenkins and Hernandez began dating in 2007 and had a child together in 2012. They had something of a tumultuous relationship, with Jenkins complaining of Hernandez’s infidelities. She stood by Hernandez during his trial and conviction for the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd. The couple never married before Hernandez’s suicide in 2017. Jenkins also continues to believe in Hernandez’s innocence.
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Now Jenkins has gone public following allegations in Killer Inside that Hernandez was secretly gay or bisexual, expressing her hurt and frustration.
“Although I had a child with Aaron, I can’t tell you how he was feeling inside,” Jenkins told GMA anchor Amy Robach.https://twitter.com/GMA/status/1222503139854749696
“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 wouldn’t have loved him any differently. I would have understood. It’s not shameful.””I wouldn’t have loved him any differently,” Jenkins added.
Killer Inside reviews the meteoric rise of Hernandez as a star NFL player of the New England Patriots before his shocking arrest and conviction for murder. The series also interviews close friends and relatives of Hernandez, including a former teammate who claims the two had a gay relationship.
The series also features statements from Hernandez’s family who believe the footballer was gay. Killer Inside also suggests that Hernandez’s internalized homophobia contributed to his decaying mental state, as did drug use and brain injury. It also hints that Hernandez may have been responsible for other murders besides that of Odin Lloyd, and that he may have killed Lloyd after he discovered Hernandez’s closeted sexuality.