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          PLAYING Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée On Rumors He Was Gay: ‘It’s Just Not Him’

          Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée On Rumors He Was Gay: ‘It’s Just Not Him’


          May 16, 2017

          Speaking out for the first time since her fiancée, Aaron Hernandez, was found dead in his jail cell on April 19, 2017, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez addresses the rumor that her longtime love was secretly gay.

          “I had no indication or any feeling that he was such,” she tells Dr. Phil in an exclusive interview airing Tuesday. “He was very much a man to me. I don’t know where this came from. It’s embarrassing, in a sense. It’s hurtful, regardless if it’s true or not. It’s just not something that I saw. It’s not something that I believe. It’s just not him.”

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          Jenkins-Hernandez friendship with the former New England Patriots tight end began when they were kids and developed into a high school romance. Jenkins-Hernandez has been his loyal fiancée since 2012, standing by his side throughout the trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, of which Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, and during his most recent trial for a 2012 double murder, which he was acquitted just a few days before his death.

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          The mother of Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter says once she learned about the rumors of him being gay from his defense team, she asked him about the allegations, to which she says he told her it wasn’t true.

          “Did you ask him in passing or did you press it? Did you accuse him?” Dr. Phil asks.

          “You never approach any situation by accusing, so I asked,” Jenkins-Hernandez says. “He told me, and that was it. I don’t press any situation.”

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          “Did the prosecutors hope that this revelation might cause you to flip on him and line up against him in some way?” Dr. Phil continues.

          “There’s nothing to flip,” she replies.

          Hear more of their conversation in the video above. And on Tuesday’s episode, Jenkins-Hernandez responds to rumors about his alleged intimate relationship with a fellow inmate. Check here to see where you can watch.

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