Amanda Knox confirms she is pregnant with second child

Amanda Knox has confirmed she is pregnant with her second child (Amanda Knox)
Amanda Knox has confirmed she is pregnant with her second child (Amanda Knox)

Amanda Knox is pregnant with her second child.

Knox, who was thrust into the spotlight following the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, already has a daughter with her husband Christopher Robinson.

And in a new cheeky Instagram post of herself sitting with her legs spread out sitting on a park bench, Knox confirmed she was expecting her second.

She captioned the image: “Pregspreading.”

When one commenter asked her if this was a throwback to her first pregnancy or new, she confirmed: “New!”

Knox, 36, was convicted and later cleared of Ms Kercher’s murder in Italy in 2007.

Officers discovered the body of the 21-year-old British foreign exchange student in her bedroom in Perugia on November 2, 2007.

They said Ms Kercher’s throat had been slashed and she had been sexually assaulted.

Ms Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were arrested and later convicted of murder and sexual assault in 2009.

The couple maintained their innocence and, after years of legal battles, she and Mr Sollecito were acquitted of sexual assault and murder by Italy’s highest court in 2015.

Rudy Hermann Guede was convicted of Ms Kercher’s murder in 2008 and is currently serving a 16-year sentence. He denies murdering Ms Kercher.

Knox married Robinson in 2020 in a time travel-themed wedding. Her daughter, Eureka, was born in August 2021 – but the couple kept her birth a secret from the press for three months until an article with the New York Times was published in October 2021.

Knox has openly discussed the case in the past, and – shortly after the birth of her daughter – she spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour about how the case has continued to affect her life years after being exonerated.

Outlining why she never changed her name or her appearance in a bid to try and distance herself from the incident, she said: “I think, in part, because I don’t think the truth has honestly ever been acknowledged.

“For me, there’s a sense of there not being closure in this case. I also know that for Meredith’s family, or at least I’ve heard as much, I don’t want to assume anything.

“But I know that there is this sense of non-closure and what I’ve learned from this experience, I’ve seen the same kind of mistakes are perpetuated over and over and over again in other cases.”

Meredith Kercher was murdered while on a foreign exchange trip to Italy in 2007 (PA Media)
Meredith Kercher was murdered while on a foreign exchange trip to Italy in 2007 (PA Media)

She added she now does advocacy work on behalf of people who were also wrongfully convicted as a way to address the “void” in the cultural awareness of the case and as “a way to honour the fact that something very real happened to Meredith”.

“Meredith was sexually assaulted and murdered. In no way should that ever have happened and there should be clarity about this.

“We should be focusing on the evidence, we should be focusing on the truth and we should have a sense of as much closure as one can have when the murderer hasn’t actually admitted to everything that happened,” she added.

Ms Knox said Guede has “never offered” closure to Ms Kercher’s family, Mr Sollecito or herself.

She became emotional when questioned how she reflected now on the murder, 14 years after it happened.

“I’ve always put myself in Meredith’s shoes,” she said. “I’m sort of haunted by this survivor’s guilt.

“Maybe if I had been there, we would have been able to fight him off together or maybe we [would] both be dead. I don’t know. Those sort of thoughts go through my mind.”