Amanda Knox was launched into the spotlight in 2007 when she was accused of murdering her 21-year-old roommate as they studied abroad.
British student Meredith Kercher was found dead on the floor of her bedroom in Perugia, Italy, where she was studying alongside Knox.
She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed in the neck during a brutal display of aggression.
Knox and her then-boyfriend, Rafaelle Sollecito, were arrested days later on suspicion of murder — igniting a media firestorm that launched Knox into the public eye.Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Now, six years after she was let out from behind bars, Knox is doing her best to live a normal life.
In an exclusive interview with People, 30-year-old Knox said that she has now found happiness in Seattle, living in a small rented home alongside her loving boyfriend, 35-year-old Christopher Robinson.Screenshot/Facebook
The two met each other at a book party in 2015, and decided to make the jump last year and move in together. Knox said that they both currently work as writers for a living, which she called a “blessing.”
The former convicted murderer said that she’s forever grateful to have the opportunity to find love and start a family, because it’s an opportunity she thought she may never get back. Knox told People:
“I look forward to that part of my life that I had always taken for granted growing up and then had to let go of in prison, and then [I] suddenly find myself with that as an actual opportunity again. I can only be insanely grateful for that.”
Knox said that marriage is definitely in the cards, but they’re waiting until her 28-year-old sister gets to have her shining moment. She said:
“My little sister is getting married this November, and I’m having a blast coming up with awesome ways to make her feel special about that really important decision in her life.”
The 30-year-old said that she plans on returning to the small Italian town where her life changed forever, and continue speaking out about her difficult experience. Knox told People:
“I’m not disappearing into oblivion. I have something to say… I’m not free from scrutiny. But now I feel like I can stand up for what I think.”
She’s recently been in the public eye for another reason: Knox wrote an op-ed about 17-year-old Michelle Carter, who was convicted in June of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 carbon monoxide death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III.
Knox and her boyfriend are working together on a television proposal about people who have been “caricatured by the media,” to help people going through what she did.
Ivory Coast native Rudy Guede is currently serving a 16-year sentence behind bars for Kercher’s murder, according to The Daily Beast.
He still maintains that Knox and Sollecito were present during the killing. But regardless of his accusations, Knox will get to continue living her “normal life.”