By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Close X

Amanda Knox's Italian ex: 'It's over between us'

  • Raffaele Sollecito breaks silence in Italian TV interview
  • Says he and Knox are not together
  • Sollecito: Love was a "seed that was not allowed to grow"
Amanda Knox's Italian ex: 'It's over between us'

Spending years in an Italian prison can sure put the brakes on a relationship. That’s what Amanda Knox’s Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito seems to be saying.

In an interview on Italian television, the 27-year-old called his relationship with Knox “a seed that was not allowed to grow because it was brutally stamped on.”

In the aftermath of an appeal that freed the pair from murder charges, Sollecito has kept quiet until now. The Daily Mail reports, during the interview Sollecito said he was invited to spend time with Knox in Seattle, but has declined for now.

“We were both victims of a cruel injustice and our relationship was overcome by this tragedy,” he said. “Our lives are linked by circumstance but now they are very different.”

Sollecito also said he tried to contact the family of victim Meredith Kercher “at the beginning,” and prays for them “every day so that the truth can come out.”

Meanwhile, Knox may be adjusting to a new life, but romantically, she has moved on. Reports say she is dating an old friend, classical guitar student James Terrano, whom she knew before the events in Italy took place.

"She has suffered like me,” said Sollecito, “and now I just want her to be the happiest woman in the world.”

Join the conversation... welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.
Not too late! Amanda Knox trial explained
Amanda Knox | See all 35 items Not too late! Amanda Knox trial explained