Looks like Casey Anthony’s life as the “most hated woman in America” is officially over. It’s been more than six years since she was acquitted for the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, and since then, she’s spent most of her time in hiding — but it looks like that’s about to change. According to a new report, Casey has abandoned her reclusive lifestyle — and the single men in her area are taking notice!
“Enough time has passed that she’s not as toxic as she used to be. She’s going out now and then. She’s got a circle of friends, and guys are paying attention to her again,” an insider tells People. “Guys are even asking her out now.” Another source adds, “People pretty much leave her alone. She can go out and no one really bothers her.”
Casey has seemingly stayed single since her trial, though she was romantically linked to Patrick McKenna, the lead investigator of her defense team, whom she has worked for and lived with since the highly publicized trial. In her first interview since her trial, which took place in earlier this year, the 31-year-old made it clear that she craved a more normal life — but admitted she wasn’t “dumb enough” to bring another child into this world.
“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 at the time.
While it seems unlikely Casey will ever have a family, it would appear dating could be in her future. For now, Casey is at least able to enjoy a regular life — with men being attracted to the woman in front of them, not the person they saw on their TVs so many years.
“She likes being more anonymous now,” the source says. “People don’t recognize her. Guys just see her as a pretty girl. She’s not, ‘Casey Anthony, murder defendant.’ She’s just an average Florida girl who is living her life.”