Amanda Knox gets engaged to boyfriend Chris Robinson in sci-fi-themed proposal
Knox was involved in a murder trial where she was accused of killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher in 2007, while they were studying abroad in Perugia, Italy
Amanda Knox is going to be a bride! The criminal justice activist is engaged to her boyfriend, author Christopher Robinson.
Knox is infamously known for her involvement in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, according to a report by E! Online. She took to social media to announce her engagement that was science-fiction themed. Posting the video on Instagram, she wrote, "It was just your average Sunday night, when suddenly..."
In the video, her fiance leads her to the backyard and presents her with a meteor and futuristic tablet titled 'the Knox-Robinson Coalescence'. He starts by saying, "I had been thinking about this, but it's already happened in the future."
The proposal continues with Robinson popping the big question, "It's happening now. I don't have a ring but I do have a big rock. Will you stay with me until the last star in the last galaxy burns out and even after that? Amanda Marie Knox, will you marry me?"
Knox, overjoyed, responded with, "You're beautiful. This is so cool!" The proposal took place at their home in Seattle. The couple first met in 2007 when Knox reviewed Robinson's novel for a local magazine, reported CNN. Their engagement comes almost a decade after Knox was involved in a murder trial. She was accused of killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher in 2007, while they were studying abroad in Perugia, Italy.
Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito, her then-boyfriend were found guilty of murder. They were convicted in 2009 and sentenced to long prison terms. After spending four years in an Italian prison, an appeals court got rid of their convictions citing a lack of evidence. They were subsequently set free.
Knox returned to her hometown Seattle after the events and tried to rebuild her life. She began dating Chris in 2015 and in a recent interview with People she discussed the idea of getting married at some point in the future.
"I don't want to get married for the sake of getting married," she said. "My hope is that I have a partner with whom I can continue to take on the world… and I very much love Chris and feel like he is my partner, and he would be a wonderful dad and we talk about it all the time. So I look forward to that part of my life that I had always taken for granted growing up and then had to let go of in prison," she continued.
Knox wrote a best-selling memoir in 2013 titled 'Waiting to Be Heard.' She is currently the host of the series 'The Scarlett Letter Reports' where she interviews women who have been vilified and shamed by the media.