Shayanna Jenkins, the widow of disgraced football star Aaron Hernandez, announced on Tuesday that she is pregnant with her second child.
‘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,’ wrote Jenkins.
‘We are beyond excited about the new addition and chapter we will soon begin.’
News of the baby comes 13 months after Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell after hanging himself.
Jenkins took the football player’s surname in the months before his death and the two had been engaged for years, leading to speculation they had been married prior to his suicide.
Jenkins makes no mention however of the baby’s father, and she was still wearing the engagement ring that Hernandez gave her in a photo from April 1, and in a throwback picture a few days prior wore a Patriots jersey with Hernandez’s number that said ‘WIFEY.’
Pregnant pause: S’hayanna Jenkins announced on Instagram that she is pregnant with a baby girl (above)
Ex factor: She shared the news 13 months after the death of Aaron Hernandez, whose surname she took in the months before his suicide after years of being engaged
Faithful: Jenkins was still wearing her engagement ring in a photo she posted last month (above)
‘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 baby girl to our home,’ said jenkins in her post.
‘Baby G 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.’
It seems that one day prior she may have been grapling with her situation and going public with the news based on a post she shared on the same account.
‘People have stabbed me in the back. People have made me cry. People have made me hate myself,’ said Jenkins.
‘But today I look at myself and think no one will ever make me feel that pain again. I am strong and will always be.’