A source close to Casey Anthony said the 33-year-old Florida woman, who was acquitted of her daughter’s death in 2011, is now thinking of having more children.
“She feels like her biological clock is ticking,” the source told People in an interview published Friday. “She knows she’s getting older. She’s not the young girl who everyone saw on trial. She’s in her 30s, wondering what to do next, and hoping that she can find some meaning in her life.”
Anthony told the Associated Press in a 2017 interview that the chances of her having another child were remote but not impossible.
“If I am blessed enough to have another child — if I’d be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there’d be a potential that some little snot-nosed kid would then say something mean to my kid — I don’t think I could live with that,” she said.
But last year, Anthony appeared to change her tune, according to a source’s interview with People.
“She’s very good at living her life and to hell with what other people think,” the source told People in October. “If she wants to have another kid, she’ll have another kid. She doesn’t care what you or I or anyone else thinks.”
The Casey Anthony spectacle continues
Anthony was once dubbed the “most hated mom in America.” She earned the title following media outlets’ reporting on the lurid details of how Anthony responded in the aftermath of her two-year-old daughter’s death.
In 2008, when she was 22 years old, Anthony waited 31 days before reporting her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, missing. After Caylee’s skeletal remains were found in a trash bag near their Florida home, prosecutors alleged that Anthony had neglected her daughter and killer her to escape being a mother.
During a circus-like trial, Anthony faced national scrutiny of her mothering, or lack thereof. Press reports and photos revealed that while police were still looking for Caylee’s body, Anthony was out partying. Among other things, she participated in a “hot body” contest and got a tattoo reading “Bella Vita,” which means “Beautiful Life” in Italian.
The court ultimately found Anthony not guilty of first degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. She was sentenced to four years in jail for lying to police but served just a couple weeks.
Earlier this year, Anthony weighed a $500,000 offer from Larry Flynt to pose nude in “Hustler,” local Florida newspaper The Ledger reported in February.
“I like to think I have what it takes to pose in a girlie magazine … I work hard on keeping fit. I may take him up on his offer,” she said at the time, adding that she thinks her nudes would “fly off the shelf.”
In June, Anthony was reportedly overheard at a Florida bar doling out parenting advice.