It’s been more than six years since Casey Anthony was famously — or should we infamously? — acquitted for the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. Since then, she has kept an incredibly low profile, and only enjoyed the company of a small circle of her closest confidents. Which has many wondering how she managed to meet a man, despite the fact that she rarely leaves her house.
And the answer is actually pretty simple: She’s seemingly dating someone she met while she was on trial for murder. Since her falling out with her parents, George and Cindy — in addition to being shunned by most of society — Casey has been living with Patrick McKenna, who worked on her case as an investigator/private detective on the case.
As it turns out, he wasn’t always so smitten with Casey — in fact, he even publicly criticized his live-in companion. Shortly after she was acquitted, he told the Palm Beach Post, “Yeah, she’s a liar. Yeah, she’s disturbed. She may be a very disturbed young woman, but she ain’t no murderer. She loved that baby. I think the jury saw that this kid didn’t commit first-degree murder.”
In her first interview in years, Casey opened up about how she keeps her circle small, but still manages to socialize. She told the Associated Press that men will occasionally chat her up or buy her drinks when she’s out and about, but when people start to stare or gawk, she opts to go home. “I don’t give a s--t about what anyone thinks about me,” she explained. “I’m OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night.”
In the same interview, she said she’d be open to having another child. “[Caylee] is still the central part of my life, the central part of my being, always will be,” the 31-year-old said. “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 potential that some jackass, their little snot-nose kid would say something mean to my kid — I don’t think I could live with that.”