Shayanna Jenkins went in depth about her late fiancee Aaron Hernandez‘s rumored sexuality after his Netflix docuseries aired.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, which was released on the streaming service in January 2020, included an explosive part that detailed the late New England Patriots player’s alleged relationship with a guy he grew up with. Dennis SanSoucie, a US Marine and Hernandez’s teammate on their football team in high school, claimed that the two started exploring a sexual relationship in middle school which continued into their HS years.
Aaron’s alleged relationships with men became a topic of discussion after the trial of him being convicted of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in 2015 and prior to his suicide in his prison cell in 2017.
Shayanna, who shared a daughter with Aaron prior to him committing suicide, sat down with ABC News’ Amy Robach in an interview that will air on Good Morning America (see preview clip here) on Wednesday, January 29, where she discussed SanSoucie’s claims and the allegations about Aaron’s sexuality.
She claimed that she knew of SanSoucie, as they all went to high school together, but doesn’t know him well and he wasn’t involved in Hernandez’s adult life. Shayanna then got emotional and said, “you start to feel for people that may be hiding inside how they really feel. And I– I feel awful for that.”
She wishes that if Hernandez had been hiding his sexuality, he would have come to her. “I would not have loved him any differently. I would’ve understood,” she revealed. “Yes, of course, it would’ve been hard to watch somebody walk away or to live a different life. But it’s not shameful.”
“I think it’s a beautiful thing,” she added. “I just– I wish I was able to tell him that.”