Avielle Janelle Hernandez, the daughter of famous NFL player Aaron Hernandez and Shayanna Jenkins is 8 years old. Janelle was born on 6 November 2012. Her parents were engaged when she was born, but never got married. She is an American national of mixed ethnicity of Puerto Rican and Italian. She is currently studying in the third grade. She loves dancing. She attends the Rhode Island situated Cheryl’s School of Dance. She is extremely talented and a fabulous dancer. This can be clearly seen from her dance videos that Jenkins often posts on her Instagram handle (@shayjhernandez).
Aaron Hernandez is the father of Avielle Janelle, who was a professional footballer who played for the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He never had a normal childhood as both his parents were always arguing and fighting at home. They were often involved in criminal cases and were also arrested multiple times. Aaron Hernandez also remained in constant trouble legally, ranging from cases related to weapons and shooting to drugs and murder. In 2013, he was charged for the murder of Odin Llyod, a semi-professional player and also the boyfriend of Jenkins’ sister. He was found to be at fault of first-degree murder in 2015 and sentenced life imprisonment without parole. He was imprisoned at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. And only after five days into it, on April 19, 2015, he was found dead in his cell. He committed suicide by hanging with a bedsheet from the window at the age of 27. Later his brain analysis which was done by researchers of Boston University showed that he suffered from severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy. They even referred to his brain as a characteristic example of the pathology.
Jenkins had been a field and track athlete and also won many awards for her sports endeavours. She and Aaron Hernandez had been friends since elementary school. They began dating in 2007. Jenkins moved in with Aaron in 2011. Later Aaron was found cheating on his Jenkins. After this Jenkins moved out. She got back with him in the summer of 2012. Then they both got engaged the same month Avielle Janelle was born. Jenkins always stood by Aaron even though he was convicted of murder. She even adopted his last name and now goes by the name Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. This is also the reason she is not on good terms with her own sister and the rest of the family. She still posts messages and posts remembering him and prays he is at a better place now. She always kept her family with Aaron first which is why she continued to adjust and as she states she played the good wife despite Aaron’s immorality and infidelity. Aaron even left a note for Jenkins predicting his death.
Giselle is the half-sister of Avielle Janelle since Shayanna Jenkins is now engaged to the former boxer, Dino Guilmette and they have a daughter, Giselle together. It is known that Guilmette and Aaron Hernandez used to play football at the University of Florida. Both Jenkins and Guilmette had a child each before meeting each other. Both are comfortable together and accepting of each other’s past.
Avielle Janelle was very young when her father passed away. Her mother used to take her to prison to meet her father then. She might not have very vivid memories of her father, but he left her a note which wrote “Daddy will never leave you! I’m entering the timeless realm in which I can enter into any form at any time because everything that could happen or not happened I see all at once. Life is eternal- belief. Love, repent and see me/ yourself because that’s what’s the truth is! I’ll see you in heaven awaiting you all with the same love”
Despite the fact that Aaron Hernandez had to dwell a lot of his fortune during his trials, Avielle Janelle has an estimated net worth of around $2 million. She shares this amount with her mother. Jenkins herself has a net worth of around $2 million possibly due to some of her TV appearances and also a major contribution by her fiancée Guilmette.