Seven years after she was found not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, Casey Anthony is reportedly opening up to the idea of having another child.
As People reports, Casey allegedly has a new boyfriend. A source described him as “a really special guy who can overlook her past.”
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Casey’s parents, Cindy and George Anthony, opened up about the possibility of their daughter, who was once named the “most hated mom in America,” becoming a mother again while on The Dr. Oz Show.
George admitted that if his daughter does ever become a mother again, he hopes she does better the second time around:
“Knowing now that she could potentially possibly be a mom again, I hope she does better this time around than what she did last time. I hope whatever life she has left, that she makes something positive happen in her life. If she is granted a chance to have another child, I hope the child is strong, grows up to be a worthwhile part of society, and the person that she has the child with, I hope they are going to love her and the child immensely.”
He continued to say that he doesn’t think he would ever be apart of that grandchild’s life, adding that his current relationship with Casey isn’t good:
“Would I ever be part of that child’s life? I don’t think so. Because Casey and I right now, it is like oil and water—one of us is floating, one of us is sinking. We’re just not connected anymore, and that hurts. I wish I could be part of her life, but I would never feel comfortable around her. I can’t trust her. I can’t trust the things she’s going to say out there. I know she’s given some other interviews that she said she was never going to do, and things she’s said and done, it’s just, it’s wrong.
She needs to just not be here anymore.”
When Dr. Oz asked what he meant by his statement, George reiterated that, as far as he is concerned, his daughter “doesn’t need to exist anymore.”
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That’s when George’s wife, Cindy, called his comment “mean,” saying she has heard her husband wish for a better relationship with his daughter:
“That’s weird because, for years, he has said to me, ‘I wish I could have a relationship with Casey’…and the last time we saw Casey, I went out to the garage and I said, ‘I’m sorry that she’s still here.’ And he goes, ‘Is she staying for dinner?’ I said, ‘She wasn’t planning on it.’ He goes, ‘Well ask her.’ There’s a difference here. He doesn’t want to own up-“
George then cut his wife off to say that he’s tried making things better between them.
“I think what it is, is because he was accused of such a heinous thing against her, that it has hurt him so hard. I think it is a defense mechanism to want to push her away. But I know deep down, I know he loves that girl a lot.”
George eventually relented that he would like to have a relationship with his only daughter, but they haven’t really had a chance to talk over the last seven years:
“I would love to have something with her. I mean, I know she’s moved on through life, I understand that she is seeing someone. They’re very involved, which is great—I’m glad for her.
I just wish she would come forward, she would want to talk to me, just me and her. Someone can be on the sidelines, watch what was going on but give me and her a chance to sit down and talk.”
Earlier in the interview, George said he still believes Casey played a role in his granddaughter’s death and vehemently denied ever sexually assaulting his daughter “at any age.”
But Cindy believes Caylee’s death was an accident, saying that Casey’s lawyer, Jose Baez, told her before the trial began that Casey panicked when Caylee had accidentally drowned in their pool.
Baez also allegedly told Cindy that for him to successfully explain away the 31 days that Casey lied to law enforcement, he was going to have to “throw someone under the bus,” and that someone was George.
Dr. Oz eventually asked George what he would say to Casey if he could.
He replied by saying:
“I don’t know how many questions I would ask her. I don’t know how many times she could go over and over before I might believe her. I mean, I would hope she would want to meet with me, but I don’t think she will.”
George added that he still loves Casey, but that he doesn’t “like” her or “what she represents”:
“I don’t like that she’s got free will to do anything she wants to do anymore, which…might be a controversy here, but I hope she can be successful someday. I would love her to be able to change somebody’s life for the better and be a better person herself. Am I gonna ever see that? No. I’ll never walk her down the aisle. I think any father gets joy and excitement and tears when they know they can walk their daughter ultimately down the aisle…I’ll never have that.”
George, who attempted to take his own life at one point, said he still holds himself responsible for not being the one to find Caylee, adding that his granddaughter “meant the world to him” and still does.