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Who is Shayanna Jenkins? Her Life After Her Late Fiance’s Death

Shayanna Jenkins aka Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez is the fiance of the late American footballer Aaron Hernandez. Unfortunately, they didn’t end up together as her fiance Hernandez committed suicide in jail after being sentenced to life in prison.

Although Aaron left this world, she still pays tributes to him through social media posts. Besides, Shayanna gained significant media attention after the release of Netflix’s documentary, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. It was a documentary based on Aaron’s murder case.

We’re sure many of you are dying to know about Shayanna Jenkins. Well, in this article, we will find out more about Shayanna’s present relationship, her past relationship, family, career, and many more.

Who is Shayanna Jenkins? Her Early Life, Family

The famous celebrity partner was born on May 29, 1989, in Bristol, Connecticut. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. As for her ethnicity, she belongs to African American ethnicity and holds American nationality.

About her parents, she was raised by her mother Jodi Jenkins. Her father, Derrick Jenkins was not present during her childhood. In other words, her mother raised Shayanna and her sister as single mothers. Furthermore, she also has a half-sister named Octavia Samuel.


Shayanna has not revealed much about her school but it has been stated that she studied in the same elementary school as her late fiance, Aaron.

Moreover, they studied in the same high school as well, Bristol Central High School. Shayanna was quite good in extracurricular activities during high school and she also won several awards.

Who is Shayanna Jenkins Dating in 2022? Has she married?

Although Shayanna has not been able to forget her late fiance, she finally thought of moving on in her life. After Aaron committed suicide, Shayanna started dating former boxer, Dino Guilmette to give her children father’s love. The couple started dating the same year Aaron passed away.

Dino likes to keep his life under the media radar. He mostly stays away from media and the lovebirds seem to keep their relationship out of sight. As of now, they have not tied the knot. However, there were rumors about the duo getting engaged.

Shayanna Jenkins and Dion Guilmette with their kids
Shayanna happily engaged to Dion Guilmette.

Talking about Dino, he is a former boxer. He even tried modeling in his early days. But, he soon realized that he wasn’t interested in that field.

As per his LinkedIn profile, he is involved in his own business currently. Talking about his academics, he graduated from the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus with a Master of Business Administration.

Shayanna is a Mother of Two Beautiful Children

Shayanna is a proud momma of two beautiful kids, Avielle and Giselle Guilmette. She shares her first daughter with the late NFL player, Aaron Hernandez. They gave birth to Avielle on November 6, 2012. The duo had not tied the knot while they gave birth to their baby.

Shayanna Jenkins and her kids
Shayanna has two beautiful daughters

She welcomed her second daughter Giselle Guilmette on June 15, 2018. Following the birth of her little bundle of joy, there were rumors about Shayanna giving birth to her second child with the help of her late fiance’s frozen sperms.

A source close to the family revealed that Jenkins’ second child was not from Hernandez’s frozen sperms shortly after the little girl’s birthday. Furthermore, Shayanna later revealed that her second child’s father was her current boyfriend, Dion.

Where is Shayanna living now?

As mentioned above, she moved on with boxer Dion after her late fiance’s death. She sold Aaron’s North Attleboro, Massachusetts home for $1 million as per legal rights. After that, she returned to Rhode Island with her family.

Her Relationship with Late Footballer Aaron Hernandez

Shayanna and Aaron first met each other in primary school. They were childhood friends from the very beginning and they lived near each other as well. After a few years, their friendship started turning into love and they finally started dating around 2007 when they were in high school.

Shayanna Jenkins with late fiance Aron Hernandez
Shayanna with her late fiance Aaron

Although Aaron was caught cheating on Shayanna, she was always by his side. Around 2012, Shayanna and Aaron moved in together. In fact, they even bought a home in a Boston suburb.

Did Shayanna ever married Aaron Hernandez?

After the late NFL star passed away, Shayanna legally changed her name from Shayanna Jenkins to Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez. Shayanna adopted her late fiance’s last name in 2015.

This made people assume that they tied the knot. However, she later revealed that she changed her last name so that she and her daughter have the same last name.

Aaron Hernandez’s Legal Issues and His Imprisonment

On June 26, 2013, Aaron was charged with first-degree murder. He was the prime suspect in Odin Lloyd’s murder case. Odin was a football star who was playing semi-professional football league, NEFL (New England Football League) for Boston Bandits. Around the time, he was dating Shayanna’s sister.

On June 17, he was shot multiple times. After the incident, the police searched Aaron’s house while investigating the case. It was suspected that Odin might have found out about Aaron’s sexuality which made him insecure and he took the drastic measure.

Aaron Committed Suicide in Jail

On April 19, 2017, the NFL star was found hanging with his bed sheet in his cell. Unfortunately, Aaron passed away before arriving at the hospital.

The autopsy report revealed that he had been consuming synthetic cannabinoids for the last two days. He also left notes thanking Jose Baez and expressing his feeling toward his fiance Shayanna.

Shayanna’s Reaction to The Netflix Documentary, ‘Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez’

A few years after Hernandez’s death, a Netflix documentary was made based on Odin’s murder case. It was a true-crime documentary about convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez.

The Killer Inside The Mind Of Aaron hernandez poster
Poster of the Netflix documentary.

Shayanna also expressed that the documentary makers approached her to appear in the series. However, she rejected the offer as she wanted her past to be in the past.

The Netflix documentary was quite painful for Shayanna to watch as it kind of revealed many intricate details of Aaron’s life. Further, she also worried that the documentary might lead her daughter to have a bad impression of her father.

Her Response to Rumors about Aaron Being Gay

Shayanna was not quite happy about the Netflix documentary about her former fiance Aaron. In an interview with ABC News, Shayanna revealed that she was unhappy with the way the documentary projected Aaron’s sexuality.

Furthermore, she also said that Aaron never expressed themself about him being bisexual. Sayanna also expressed that she would support him and would love him in the same way.

Shayanna’s Social Media

Shayanna is quite active on social media. She regularly posts about her day-to-day activities on her Instagram. Shayanna has about 237k followers on her Instagram. Further, she uses her Instagram with the name @shayjhernandez

What is Shayanna Jenkins’ Net Worth?

As of 2022, Jenkins is a housemaker. She takes care of her two kids. So, there is no detailed information about her net worth. If we believe online tabloids, she has a fortune worth $1 million.