Amanda Knox’s Ex Raffaele Sollecito Breaks Silence: We Need Each Other

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A grueling murder trial and nearly four years in prison couldn't tear this romance apart.

Amanda Knox and Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were released from Italian jail earlier this month. Knox, 25, and Sollecito, 27, were both held in Italian jail until their convictions in the 2007 killing of Meredith Kercher were overturned.

Knox and her family flew back to their hometown of Seattle, Washington, but Sollecito stayed in his native Italy.

"I will certainly go and see Amanda [in the United States]," Sollecito told Italian weekly OGGI. "She asked me over and I accepted with pleasure, and there is no saying I will wait until Christmas. I could go earlier — I could go at any moment."

"I really want to see her again," he continued. "To speak with her and look into her eyes."

Sollecito said the duo "need to speak and write to each other to try to understand what happened to us." They "look forward to a future that appeared broken forever but instead, we can still build on."

"We have so many things to say to each other," he told OGGI. "We need each other… We spent four years in a circle of hell. We suffered unspeakably and it ruined our lives." 

OGGI hits newsstands in Italy Wednesday.

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