Aaron Hernandez and Shayanna Jenkins' relationship had now become the center of the spotlight for one of the most-watched trials in the United States.
While rumors of the couples' marriage might seem like a story of true love and forgiveness, many are suspecting that there is foul play involved since the beginning of the trial, and that they were never even engaged at the first place.
The duo reportedly went to high school together and graduated in the same year (2007) from Bristol Central High School.
The 24-year-old Shayanna Jenkins was announced to have become Aaron Hernandez's fiancé during the 6-year relationship and had allegedly given birth to a baby daughter in their Massachusetts mansion.
The birth to the 7-month-old daughter might not have been faked. However, many are alleging that Jenkins was not engaged prior to the incident due to the lack of media coverage on that topic.
Shayanna Jenkins' sister Shaneah had been dating Odin Lloyd, a Boston Bandit football player, for whom his team continued their game last Wednesday. Odin Lloyd had been allegedly accused of talking with the wrong kind of people in Hernandez's perspective and incurred his wrath, leading to the alleged homicide.
The arrest for Aaron Hernandez happened at his doorsteps when the police officers knocked on the doors to find the half-naked suspect they were going to take into custody. Aaron Hernandez has not posted bail since then and has remained in the Police's hands.
During the trial, many are suspecting that the couple may be joined to each other, with Shayanna Jenkins taking the last name of Aaron Hernandez. They are claiming that the purpose might be to protect Shayanna Jenkins from testifying against her fiancé through spousal privileges, and sacrifice her sister's relationship to the now former boyfriend.
A sheriff, Thomas Hodgson, from Bristol County who held Hernandez behind bars, claims that he will do his best to stop the marriage from happening.
"We're not going to revamp our entire security system to perform marriages inside our prison. If you want to get married, what you do is, you stay out of jail," said the sheriff to NFL Network on a Wednesday interview.