Despite having their murder convictions overturned and their freedom restored, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito say their relationship can never be repaired.
“It’s all over between us,” an emotional Sollecito said during an interview, according to the Daily Mail. “I still have a great affection towards her but nothing else.”
According to Raffaele Sollecito, their romance in Perugia, Italy, abruptly ended when they were convicted of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007.
That will typically do it.
The pair subsequently spent four years in prison before the guilty verdicts were overturned last month. Don’t hold your breath for a reconciliation, though.
“Our love was like a seed that was not allowed to grow because it was brutally stamped on,” Sollecito said. “We were both victims of a cruel injustice.”
“Our relationship was overcome by this tragedy.”
Amid reports that Knox, 24, has a new boyfriend, Sollecito also said he has thus far declined an offer from Knox’s family to stay with them in Seattle.
“I just want to build up my life as it was before and it will have to be piece by piece,” he said. “She has suffered like me and now I just want her to be happiest woman in the world. Our lives are linked by circumstances but are very different.”