DJ Hernandez is a football player, businessman, and also a coach from Bristol. DJ Hernandez came into the limelight after his brother, Aaron Hernandez’s death as before this he was not in the media’s attention.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
DJ Hernandez was born on 18th May 1986, in Connecticut, United States. His real name is Jonathan Hernandez. In fact, earlier than that, DJ’s name was Dennis Jonathan Jr. but later rename it into his present name. Similarly, his current age is 36 years old and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Also, he is an American native and belongs to Italian-Puerto Rican ethnicity. His family follows Christianity. The name of his father is Dennis Hernandez who was an alcoholic person.
His father passed away while doing a hernia operation in the year 2006. After Hernandez’s father passed away, his mother, Terri Hernandez started dating Jeffrey Cummings. Also, he has a brother who is quite popular and his name is Aaron Hernandez. Furthermore, his cousin’s name is Tanya Singleton who also dies in October 2015 because of breast cancer. Looking at his childhood, DJ used to play football and also study together with his brother, Aaron Hernandez.
They attended the Bristol High School where one of the workers was his father as well. After that, DJ went on to study psychology and got a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in education counseling. Moreover, Jonathan used to join the court daily. He has also revealed some information about his childhood problems and trauma in his previous interviews. Moreover, he even told that he did not like when his father used to push him to take part in sports activities.
Career and Professional Life
He formed a High Rise Roofing company. However, according to some sources, the company is not in process since the year 2001. Moreover, Jonathan produced an LLC in the Pawcatuck region, Connecticut in the year 2018. Also, he has served as a football coach in several schools and universities like the Ledyard High School, Brown University, the University of Miami, and the University of Lowa. But quit the profession because of his personal reasons. In his latest interview, Jonathan showed his love for his late brother, Aaron Hernandez. Moreover, Jonathan made his sincere efforts so that he could keep his late brother far from alcohol and drugs as well.
In addition, DJ or Jonathan has written a book “The Truth About Aaron: My Journey to Understand My Brother”. Apart from DJ Hernandez’s career and professional life, he loves singing, traveling to various new places, shopping, and even listening to music. Also, his favorite actor and actress whom he wants to often see are Song Seung-heon and Lee Young-ae. Likewise, his favorite color is blue, and loves to eat Chinese cuisine. DJ’s dream holiday destination is Australia. However, he did not get popularity after doing all these works. But it was because of his brother, Aaron Hernandez’s popularity.
His brother’s careers
Aaron Hernandez was an American football tight end and sentenced murderer. He took part in the National Football League (NFL) for 3 seasons together with the New England Patriots. Moreover, his athlete career came to an unexpected end after he was arrested and sentenced for the murder of Odin Lloyd. At the University of Florida, Hernandez was drafted by the Patriots in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Together with the teammate Rob Gronkowski, he created one of the league’s most controlling tight-end duos, turning into the 1st pair of tight ends to achieve at least 5 touchdowns each in successive seasons for the same group. When Hernandez was playing with the Patriot in Super Bowl XLVI, he got a touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady.
Then, at the time of the 2013 offseason, Aaron was arrested and asked for the murder of Lloyd. Lloyd was a semi-professional linebacker who was having a romantic relationship with the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. After his arrest, Hernandez soon became free with the help of the Patriots. He was feeling guilty due to his 1st-degree murder in the year 2015 and was convicted to serve life in jail without the chance of parole at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. While on court case for Lloyd’s murder, Aaron was also summoned for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Also, he was acquitted after a 2017 court case.
His brother’s death
After some days, Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his cell, which was considered as suicide. His sentence for Lloyd’s murder was primarily left under the creed of abatement ab initio because Aaron died while processing its appeal. It was then brought back in the year 2019 after an appeal from prosecutors and Lloyd’s family. Moreover, Aaron was posthumously discovered with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which has a guide to conjecture over how the condition may have brought some impact on his behavior.
From the profession as a businessman, popular personality, football player, and also football coach, DJ Hernandez has been earning a decent amount of money. To this day, he has never faced the crisis of wealth from his childhood days as well. As of now, DJ Hernandez had a net worth that ranges from $2 to $2.5 million. However, he has never told anything about his earnings and the assets he owns.
DJ Hernandez is a married man and the name of his wife is Karen Hernandez Together the couple has a beautiful daughter whose name is Parker and also a son whose name is Landon Airo Hernandez. As if now, he is living in Tampa, Florida together with his family where there are four members.
Apart from this, there is further information about how the couple met and when was their wedding. Both the couple has been keeping a safe distance from the media and public as both of them do not want any other troubles to interfere in their lives. In addition to this, DJ Hernandez has never gotten into any controversies and scandals to this day.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Talking about the football player’s physical appearance, he has a good height with average weight. DJ Hernandez stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches or else 176 cm or 1.76 cm. Similarly, he has a bodyweight of around 70 kg or 154 lbs. Hernandez wears a shoe size of 8 (UK). He has a pair of black eyes with short black hair as well. Being an athlete, DJ Hernandez obviously is a fitness freak and loves doing exercises. He has a muscular body with a fair complexion. Additionally to this, DJ’s body measurements are 42-32-35 inches and the size of his biceps is 15 inches.
Coming to the social media part, the businessman is not active on any of the social media platforms. DJ Hernandez prefers to keep a low profile. Even after being the brother of the popular personality, he has never done publicity for himself. In fact, he is very proud of his brother and loves him a lot. Moreover, DJ sometimes is present in some of the interviews and some public events. But is not active and present everywhere where there is the presence of a huge public.