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Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee on rumors he was gay: ‘It’s just not him’

Speaking out for the first time since her fiancee, Aaron Hernandez, was found dead in his jail cell on April 19, 2017, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez addresses the rumor that her longtime love was secretly gay.

"I had no indication or any feeling that he was such," she tells Dr. Phil in an exclusive interview airing Tuesday. "He was very much a man to me. I don't know where this came from. It's embarrassing, in a sense. It's hurtful, regardless if it's true or not. It's just not something that I saw. It's not something that I believe. It's just not him."

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Jenkins-Hernandez's friendship with the former New England Patriots tight end began when they were kids and developed into a high school romance. Jenkins-Hernandez has been his loyal fiancee since 2012, standing by his side throughout the trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, of which Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, and during his most recent trial for a 2012 double murder, which he was acquitted just a few days before his death.

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Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, listens during the murder trial for Hernandez at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, April 15, 2015. Hernandez, 25, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is accused of fatally shooting semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez's Massachusetts home in June 2013. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of Aaron Hernandez, a former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, leaves the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts September 6, 2013, where Hernandez was arraigned on murder and weapons charges in connection with the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Terri Hernandez, mother of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins watch in court during Hernandez' appearance at the Fall River Justice Center in Fall River, Massachusetts December 23, 2013. The former NFL tight end is charged in the fatal shooting of his friend, Odin Lloyd, in June 2013. REUTERS/Matt Stone/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, stands during a pre-trial hearing in Fall River, Massachusetts December 22, 2014. Jenkins faces perjury charges for lying to a grand jury hearing the case against Hernandez, who is awaiting trial on charges of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, testifies during his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts March 27, 2015. Jenkins, a key witness who was granted immunity after charges she initially lied to a grand jury investigating the case. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. REUTERS/CJ Gunther/Pool
Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez gestures during testimony in his murder trial in Fall River Massachusetts, March 30, 2015. Jenkins said she disposed of a cardboard box from their Massachusetts home at his request the day after prosecutors say he fatally shot an associate. REUTERS/Ted Fitzgerald/Pool
Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, testifies during his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts March 27, 2015. Jenkins, a key witness who was granted immunity after charges she initially lied to a grand jury investigating the case. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. REUTERS/CJ Gunther/Pool
Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, testifies in his murder trial in Fall River Massachusetts, March 30, 2015. Jenkins said she disposed of a cardboard box from their Massachusetts home at his request the day after prosecutors say he fatally shot an associate. REUTERS/Ted Fitzgerald/Pool
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 12: Shayanna Jenkins sits in the courtroom for the double murder trial of her fiancee, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston on Apr. 12, 2017. Hernandez is charged in the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL football player already is serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BRISTOL, CT - APRIL 24: Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez holds her daughter's hand as she walks into O'Brien Funeral Home for Aaron Hernandez's funeral in Bristol, CT on Apr. 24, 2017. Family and high-profile friends of Hernandez, the convicted killer and former New England Patriots star who hung himself in his prison cell last week, paid their final respects during a private funeral service in his hometown. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BRISTOL, CT - APRIL 24: Former Patriots player Brandon Spikes, second from left, walks beside Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez as he appears to cheer her daughter up as they leave O'Brien Funeral Home following Aaron Hernandez's funeral in Bristol, CT on Apr. 24, 2017. Family and high-profile friends of Hernandez, the convicted killer and former New England Patriots star who hung himself in his prison cell last week, paid their final respects during a private funeral service in his hometown. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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The mother of Hernandez's 4-year-old daughter says once she learned about the rumors of him being gay from his defense team, she asked him about the allegations, to which she says he told her it wasn't true.

"Did you ask him in passing or did you press it? Did you accuse him?" Dr. Phil asks.

"You never approach any situation by accusing, so I asked," Jenkins-Hernandez says. "He told me, and that was it. I don't press any situation."

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"Did the prosecutors hope that this revelation might cause you to flip on him and line up against him in some way?" Dr. Phil continues.

"There's nothing to flip," she replies.

Hear more of their conversation in the video above. And on Tuesday's episode, Jenkins-Hernandez responds to rumors about his alleged intimate relationship with a fellow inmate. Check here to see where you can watch.

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