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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 is a tight end for the New England Pats and the couple has been engaged as of November of 2012. Shayanna the eldest daughter of Jodi Jenkins from Bristol, CT has two sister 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 and became parents to beautiful 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 likes 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 time his daughter was born and addressed 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.
I’m sure Shay felt very proud of him right there hearing those words! 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.
The couple seems to be somehow involved in the investigation of a dead man who was found near Shay’s home with the NFL player but so far neither have been declared as suspects. The couple currently resides 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.