May 16, 2017
Speaking out for the first time since her fiancé, Aaron Hernandez, died behind bars in an alleged suicide, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez reveals to Dr. Phil that she is estranged from her longtime love’s family.
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“I don’t talk to them. I think the last time we had an encounter was the funeral,” Jenkins-Hernandez says in an exclusive interview airing Tuesday. “We don’t see eye-to-eye.”
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Jenkins-Hernandez has been Hernandez's loyal partner since the two met as kids and grew to become high school sweethearts. In 2010, Hernandez was drafted to the New England Patriots and given a $40 million contract. But his success was cut short in 2013 when he was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd. He was convicted of that murder in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison. Hernandez was then accused of a drive-by double murder that happened in 2012. That trial concluded in April 2017, and Hernandez was found not guilty. Days later, he was found dead in his cell.
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“No one stood by his side but me. That’s where my frustration lies,” Jenkins-Hernandez claims.
“You don’t think they supported him through the trial?” Dr. Phil asks.
“I don’t,” she replies, claiming that Hernandez’s family rarely came to his second trial. “I didn’t feel the support and the love that he should have gotten that he gave back.”
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Hernandez’s murder conviction was vacated because he died before his appeal could be heard, the morning Jenkins-Hernandez sat down with Dr. Phil.
On Tuesday’s episode, Jenkins-Hernandez responds to rumors about Hernandez’s sexuality and his alleged intimate relationship with a fellow inmate. Check here to see where you can watch.
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