The recently freed Amanda Knox will be reunited with her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, in Seattle, after the two were cleared in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
According to Curt Knox, Amanda's father, Sollecito will fly from his native Italy to spend time with Knox in Seattle, the Daily Mail reported.
Raffaele will probably visit Seattle and it will be very nice for them to actually see each other again, Curt said Thursday, adding that Amanda enjoyed her first day back in the United States.
Sollecito's father, however, told reporters outside the Italian beach house where his son was recuperating, after four years in prison in Perugia, that the invitation was extended by Chris Mellas, Knox's stepfather.
We didn't manage to speak to Amanda. Raffaele didn't manage even by telephone. After the court ruling, we went in different directions, but through my daughter I learned that Amanda's stepfather invited us to Seattle, Francesco Sollecito said. At this time, we have nothing planned.
In a phone call with the Italian news agency ANSA, Raffaele Sollecito briefly talked of his relationship with Knox.
Amanda? Maybe I'll see her again, but now I only want to be with my family, he said.
The freed 27-year-old is currently staying at his father's villa in a gated community in Bisceglie, outside Bari in southern Italy. Unlike the welcome home party Knox received when she returned to Seattle, only about 20 photographers, cameramen and reporters went to the Sollecito home, where, Raffaele's father said, he was readjusting to life.
He's like a baby growing up that has to learn to get used to life, Francesco Sollecito told reporters.
Since arriving in the U.S. late Tuesday, Knox, who spent four years in Capanne jail near Perugia, has been at a secret location. She is thought to be in hiding with her mother, Edda Mellas, sister Deanna, and stepsisters Ashley and Delaney. Also thought to be present were her stepfather Chris Mellas, and stepmother, Cassandra Knox.
Amanda needs some time to readjust, her father, Curt, said. She's overwhelmed. I can't begin to describe to you what it's been like. It will be nice to see what normal life is like again.