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‘Beyond Excited’: Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée Reveals Pregnancy

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The former fiancée of Aaron Hernandez has announced she's pregnant, more than a year after the New England Patriots star was found dead inside his prison cell.

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez made the announcement Tuesday in an Instagram gallery post showing her pregnancy and their daughter, Avielle, putting her head to her mother's belly.

"Many of you have had speculated that I may be expecting another miracle which is very accurate [sic]," she wrote online. "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."

Jenkins Hernandez, who legally changed her name, said the child will be a girl but did not reveal the due date.

It was not immediately clear who the child's father is.

Hernandez was convicted in 2015 in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, who had been dating Jenkins Hernandez's sister at the time. The former tight end hanged himself in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in April 2017, five days after he was acquitted in a 2012 double homicide in Boston.

A judge wiped out Hernandez's 2015 conviction following his suicide because it was being appealed at the time of his death.

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