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.
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.
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.
Many of you have had speculated that I may be expecting another miracle which is very accurate , I wanted to take time and process and post when I was ready to. I wanted to have a moment for myself alone with my daughter ... we are beyond excited about the new addition and chapter we will soon begin . I couldn?t be a luckier woman to have such a perfect little girl that?s prepared to become the best big sister , and even more blessed to welcome another babygirl to our home . BabyG we are very excited to meet you !!! Mommy and sissy will continue to wait patiently for your arrival. I thank everyone for the continued support and appreciate the respect for our privacy that has been shown .