Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, former fiancée of Aaron Hernandez, has spoken out about claims made in the Netflix docuseries Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.
Jenkins, who had a daughter with Hernandez in 2012, sat down with Good Morning America‘s Amy Robach for a tear-filled interview that aired Wednesday.
“What was in the documentary that shouldn’t have been, in your opinion?” Robach asked her.
“I would have to say, Aaron’s sexuality,” Jenkins-Hernandez answered. “You can’t describe someone’s sexuality without them being here. Although I’ve had a child with Aaron, I still can’t tell you how he was feeling inside. No one can.”
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Several people in the docuseries alleged that Hernandez was gay or bisexual and struggled with his sexuality.
The Netflix film included a lengthy interview with Hernandez’s friend and high school teammate Dennis Sansoucie, who said the two engaged in a sexual relationship while in high school.
Jenkins-Hernandez said the former New England Patriots tight end was “certainly a man to me.”
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She added that if he was secretly gay she “would not have loved him any differently.”
“If he did feel that way, or if he felt the urge, I wish that I was told,” Jenkins-Hernandez said through tears. “I wish that he would’ve told me ’cause I would not have loved him any differently. I would have understood. It’s not shameful. I don’t think that anybody should feel shameful of who they are inside, regardless of who they love.”
Jenkins-Hernandez also said she was bothered by having her private prison phone calls with Hernandez included in the film. “It’s hard to listen to,” she said.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez premiered on Jan. 15.
The three-part documentary series attempted to get inside the mind of the troubled athlete and explain why he threw it all away, despite having a promising career, devoted fiancée and young child.
Hernandez was arrested for the murder of his friend Odin Lloyd, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The former NFL star committed suicide on April 19, 2017 at age 27.