One of the NFL's biggest scandals is back in the news with Netflix's Killer Inside: Inside The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez. The documentary has reignited various discussions about Hernandez's murder charges, and the potential motives he may have had in committing crimes. One of the topics touched on addresses allegations that the now-deceased former New England Patriots tight end was bisexual, and now his fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez has responded to those claims for the first time.
In an interview with ABC News that aired on Good Morning America, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez said Aaron Hernandez never confided in her that he was bisexual. With that said, Jenkins-Hernandez admitted that while she had a daughter with the former football star, even she didn't know everything about him.
You can’t describe someone’s sexuality without them being here. Although I have a child with Aaron, I still can’t tell you how he was feeling inside. No one can.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez added in her interview to Good Morning America that Aaron Hernandez was "certainly a man" to her, and that no behavior made her think otherwise. The fiancée seems to say she never witnessed any behavior or events that would give her any reason to think Hernandez was anything more than heterosexual.
Killer Inside: Inside The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez featured interviews with Dennis SanSoucie, a high school friend and teammate of Aaron Hernandez. SanSoucie claimed that he and Hernandez secretly experimented sexually throughout high school. Though not mentioned in the documentary there were also claims that Hernandez had a prison lover, so SanSoucie is not the only person to make such an allegation.
With that knowledge out there, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez was asked how she would feel if Aaron Hernandez was gay or bisexual. Hernandez's fiancée was candid and revealed her true feelings:
I wish that I was told. And I wish that he would’ve told me because I would not have loved him any differently. I would have understood. It’s not shameful, and I don’t think anybody should be ashamed of who they are inside, regardless of who they love. I think it's a beautiful thing, I just wish I was able to tell him that.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez is loyal, which is something viewers of Killer Inside: Inside The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez have said since viewing. The world may never know the whole truth behind Hernandez’s sexuality or his motives for murder, but at least his fiancée has confirmed it wouldn’t impact her feelings for him.
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