Amanda Knox has become a mother after opening up about the devastating miscarriage that left her ‘shaking’ in pain.
The 34-year-old announced the happy news on her Labyrinths podcast, telling fans that she noticed some bleeding at 38 weeks and was admitted to hospital where she eventually gave birth to a little girl.
Despite becoming parents months ago, Amanda and her partner Chris, whom she married in 2018, have only opened up about the birth now because she is worried about media intrusion.
‘I’m still nervous about the paparazzi bounty on her head,’ she told the New York Times in an interview this week.
Amanda did however reveal their unusual name choice for their little girl, Eureka Muse Knox-Robinson. Eureka comes from the Greek word heureka and means ‘I found it.’
Muse is also Greek and reflects someone else’s inspiration. Along with sharing her daughter’s name, Amanda shared a picture of the newborn but cautioned her followers that it is the only picture they will ever see of her on social media.
She explained: ‘Since my exoneration, I’ve struggled to reclaim my identity and protect the people I love from being exploited as tabloid content.
‘It’s not easy and I always feel like I’m trying to invent good choices out of a bad whole cloth.
‘I know I can’t 100 per cent protect my daughter from the kind of treatment I’ve suffered, but I’m doing the best I can. Which is why this will be the only picture of her I will ever share on social media. I am so grateful to everyone who has wished @emeecarbon and I well on our journey to parenthood.’
Eureka’s arrival comes after Amanda opened up about losing her first child to miscarriage. She told fans on her podcast: ‘It didn’t have a heartbeat.’
‘We thought it was a straight line from unprotected sex to baby. It was abdominal pain like I’d not experienced before.
I did feel incredibly disappointed that that was the story of my first-ever pregnancy… I thought, like, I knew exactly what I want to do with my first pregnancy, and to have it not come to fruition, not through choice felt like a betrayal,’ she went on.Internet Explorer Channel Network