Aaron Hernandez’s Ex-Fiancée to Speak Out After Bombshell Netflix Doc

Shayanna Jenkins (Credit: Good Morning America)

Aaron Hernandez’s former fiancée Shayanna Jenkins has sat down for her first interview since the release of a Netflix documentary about the late NFL star’s murder conviction and suicide.

Jenkins is set to address the explosive film during a Monday appearance on Good Morning America.

In a preview clip released today, newscaster Amy Robach asks her how she thinks people should remember Hernandez. The footage cuts away before Jenkins answers, but seconds later she’s seen sobbing. The interview airs Jan. 27 on GMA.

Netflix began streaming Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez from director Geno McDermott on Jan. 15.

Through courtroom footage, Hernandez’s phone calls from prison, and interviews with his friends, attorney and former teammates, the three-part documentary series attempts 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.

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Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. (Credit: Netflix)
“Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.” (Credit: Netflix)

The film revisits how the former New England Patriots tight end was arrested for the murder of his friend Odin Lloyd, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Then evidence was found linking Hernandez to a double murder outside a nightclub just before he signed a $40 million NFL contract. An associate also says Hernandez shot him in the face.

Through interviews, the movie says Hernandez was molested as a child by a male babysitter. It also notes that he raised himself, and was surrounded by criminal activity after his father died.

The movie goes on to contend that Hernandez was gay, and includes interviews with his high school friend Dennis SanSoucie, who said they were secret lovers and the football star struggled with his sexuality.

The docuseries also explored Hernandez’s CTE — the degenerative brain disease that can lead to depression and dementia.