Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée and their daughter were pictured for the first time today since the convicted murderer’s suicide. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez 27, carried a car seat for her four-year-old daughter Avielle and was accompanied by a friend as she left her mother Jodi’s house in Bristol, Connecticut.
The usually immaculately turned-out Jenkins-Hernandez appeared tired and drawn as she left the row house shortly before sunset.
Earlier in the day, DailyMail.com discovered Hernandez had been plotting his suicide for some time, giving away all of his possessions to other prisoners before he was found hanged in his cell alongside three handwritten notes. He had also soaped the floor of his cell so that he would not be able to stand if he changed his mind.
Jenkins-Hernandez started dating Hernandez in high school, and the pair continued their on-again-off-again relationship into college and beyond.
They kept the relationship going even after he left her behind to attend the University of Florida while she went to community college in their home town of Bristol, Connecticut.
She was by his side throughout his time in the NFL, even adopting his last name, and in October 2012 – during the baby shower for Avielle – he proposed marriage.
Then, in 2013, Hernandez was accused of the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd – a crime for which he would be found guilty two years later.
Jenkins-Hernandez stood by her man throughout the trial, and appeared as a witness for the defense – which is believed to have led to the sisters becoming estranged.
She also appeared throughout his trial for the 2012 murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, for which he was found not guilty just days before he killed himself.
His death has officially been ruled a suicide.
Angelina Jolie has opened up for the first time in public about the ‘difficult’ breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt and the effect it has had on their six children.
The Hollywood star is in Cambodia with the kids promoting her new film and appeared to tear up when asked about her personal life during an interview with BBC News.
‘I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time and we are a family, and we will always be a family,’ she said, visibly emotional.
‘It was very difficult,’ the actress, 41, added. ‘Many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family have all been through a difficult time.’
A bitter custody battle initially played out in the media after Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt last September and sought full custody of their children following an alleged incident on board a private jet as the family returned to Los Angeles from France.
But the celebrity couple eventually reached an agreement in early January to seal the custody documents as they endeavor to resolve their issues and reach a divorce settlement.
‘My focus is my children, our children,’ she explained to the BBC.
‘We are and forever will be a family and so that is how I am coping. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer,’ she said.
Amber Rose was seen out on Saturday with her son Sebastian. This marks the first time she’s been seen out and about since her breakup from Val Chmerkovskiy, first reported by E! on Friday.
The 33-year-old showcased her famous curves in skintight black leggings with tears below each knee, flinging a black leather jacket over her black top. Black and white shoes rounded out the outfit for the SlutWalk impresaria, who’d accessorized with a baseball cap reading ‘SLUT.’