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Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez announces she’s expecting a baby

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez.
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Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez.

PROVIDENCE — The former fiancée of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez says she is expecting a baby.

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez made the announcement in a post on Instagram on Tuesday. She says she and her daughter with Hernandez, Avielle, are ‘‘blessed’’ to be expecting a baby girl.

She did not say who the father is or when she is due, and asked for privacy.

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Aaron Hernandez was a top player for the Patriots before being arrested in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of Jenkins Hernandez’s sister. He was convicted of murder in 2015.

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In April 2017, he was acquitted of the 2012 killings of two men in Boston, but days later committed suicide in a Massachusetts prison. His murder conviction was erased after his death.