Let’s meet 24-year-old Shayanna Janelle Jenkins, she happens to be girlfriend/fiancée of 23-year-old football player Aaron Hernandez. Jenkins man was a tight end for the New England Pats and the couple became engaged as of November of 2012. Shayanna the eldest daughter of Jodi Jenkins from Bristol, CT has two sisters; Ontavia and Shaneah Jenkins (check her here) who allegedly was dating Odin Lloyd, the man found shot to death close to Aaron and Shayanna’s home.
That was also around the time when Shayanna “Shay” and Aaron welcomed their first baby daughter; Avielle Janelle Hernandez, born on November 6, 2012! Which happens to be the same exact date of Aaron’s birthday.
Parent and child sharing the same special day?! Isn’t that just the cutest thing? He even missed a game to be with his lovely girl and new bundle of joy!
Although his bad boy look makes him seem like a gangster from a rap video; in fact, fatherhood is just something very meaningful for the young dad!
We know him for talent but Shay’s boyfriend also liked to keep his reflections and life lessons tattooed to his skin. If it is to be, it is up to me, reads a large tattoo on his left forearm, a favorite saying of his late father, Dennis.
Hernandez gave an interview around the birth of his daughter, addressing how he thought his behavior had to change:
Now, another one is looking up to me. I can’t just be young and reckless Aaron no more. I’m gonna try to do the right things, become a good father.
High School Sweethearts
Their story goes back to their high school years! Shayanna met the father of her daughter Aaron who is of Puerto Rican descent back in high school; they both graduated in 2007 from Bristol Central High School being high school sweethearts.
She’s been there for him since his college football days while he played for the University of Florida.
Their lives turned upside down after getting involved in the investigation of a dead man found near Shay’s home with the NFL player. The couple resided in North Attleboro, MA along with their baby girl.
There seems to be little info about Shay but you can follow her man on twitter here.