And as for what Shayanna thinks about a purported payday or Hernandez's alleged prison boyfriend, McGraw is saving that for the conclusion today at 3 p.m.
"It's just not the Aaron that I know", she said, speaking privately to McGraw, instead of in front of the usual studio audience. "'You're going to come home, we're going to keep fighting.' But I never would have suspected something like this". "I haven't been able to grasp it yet ..."
"He definitely was emotional and we had talks about encouragement", Jenkins-Hernandez said.
In his suicide letter to Shayanna, Aaron promised that she would be "rich" when he died. "They're shutting the doors, ' and I honestly don't think we said 'I love you" to each other.
"I don't know what to believe, to be honest with you". I thought that was a little odd to me.
Jenkins-Hernandez said the toddler would sit in Hernandez's lap, color with him and play cards during those prison visits. She said she added "Hernandez" to her surname to demonstrate to their daughter that they were a family. It wasn't clicking in my head as far as what he may have been thinking. It was very short.
"I wanted him home more than anyone".
"It seemed well thought out; in a sense none of it is very believable to me". I can read it over and over again, and I'm still at the same place where I read it. "I feel like he could have been saved or something could have been done or whatever the case may have been, I feel like someone was in the wrong somewhere".
She said she found the timing of Hernandez's suicide suspect because just days earlier he had been acquitted of the murders of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado.
With Hernandez's death, his conviction of the Lloyd murder was voided because of a little-known legal doctrine in MA that voids convictions if a defendant dies before the appeals process is complete. A judge vacated his conviction last week, citing a seldom used MA law. FILE - In this, March 30, 2015, file photo, Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, uses her hands to illustrate the size of a small box as she testifies in court d.
Pressed by McGraw on whether Hernandez was a gang member, she said, "Not from knowledge", before conceding she probably wouldn't have known otherwise.
"Everyone has their own choice in friends".
Jenkins claims she spoke to her fiancé the night before he was found dead, and he gave no hint of what was to come.
"That's not the Aaron I know", she said.