Jared Bridegan’s Florida ex-wife Shanna Gardner-Fernandez claimed she had an affair that caused their marriage to collapse, but her former personal trainer, who claims to have been her one-time lover, refuted her story in an interview with Fox News Digital. Jared Bridegan was a slain Microsoft manager.
Late in 2014, as a Christmas present, Bridegan sent his then-wife, Shanna Gardner-Fernandez, a bundle of training sessions; nevertheless, the fitness professional said the couple’s relationship soon became sexual.
Tuesday marked the six-month anniversary of the murder of 33-year-old Brian Bridegan, a perplexing case that has still not been solved.
The father of four leaves behind two daughters, Bexley, 2, and London, 1, as well as 10-year-old twins from his first marriage.
“The past six months have been the hardest months of my life,” his widow, Kirsten Bridegan, 31, told Fox News Digital. “Jared was my sense of security and stability — he was my strength. All of that was gone in an instant because of the cowardly acts of others.”
Gardner-Fernandez, 35, gave a rare interview to a local newspaper in June, the Florida Times-Union, under increasing public scrutiny, in which she “denied published accusations she had an affair that led to the end of the marriage.”
Gardner-Fernandez, the descendant of a well-known Mormon family in Utah, likewise stated that she had nothing to do with her ex-execution. husband’s She and her ex-husband had been engaged in a protracted custody dispute and divorce that lasted for years until it was finally resolved by his death.
The trainer claimed that Gardner-Fernandez, whose family owns the highly successful paper-craft business Stampin’ Up!, told him that Bridegan and she had been kept apart for months after their lessons reportedly took an improper turn.
Family members of Bridegan claim that the couple didn’t separate until just before Gardner-Fernandez filed for divorce on February 23, 2015 — following the design manager’s alleged discovery of sexually explicit messages between his then-wife and the man who is claimed to have been her weight-lifting lover.
Friends said that the devoted father was ready to overlook the treachery for the benefit of their children, but Gardner-Fernandez wanted out, telling the judge succinctly, “We don’t love each other anymore,” according to court documents.
According to a waiver obtained by Fox News Digital, Gardner-Fernandez went to get a tattoo the day after filing for divorce, put her trainer-turned-alleged lover as her emergency contact, and got her tongue pierced. According to family court records, she and Bridegan were still sharing a residence at the time.
He came across a tyre in the road as he was making his way home with Bexley. He was shot repeatedly as soon as he went outside to move it.
According to a law enforcement source, Gardner-Fernandez and her husband, Mario Fernandez, remain suspects; nevertheless, authorities lack leads and have not made any suspects known to the public.
Even after the murder, rumours about the supposed liaison surfaced in comments on “So Shelli,” the blog operated by Gardner-mother. Fernandez’s
Gardner shared pictures from a memorial event her family hosted in honour of the deceased father, which had happy attendees and a feast of delectable taco fixings. Gardner-Fernandez and the twins did not attend the funeral, which was replaced by the event.