Casey Anthony, a Florida woman widely thought to have played a role in her toddler daughter’s death, is apparently still thinking about the possibility of having another baby.
“She feels like her biological clock is ticking,” a source close to Anthony told PEOPLE. “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.”
The source also reportedly said that Anthony, now 33, is thinking of a possible marriage one day and the dream of having a family that isn’t as “dysfunctional” as her own family growing up.
“Marriage, family, the white picket fence. In some ways, that’s very appealing to Casey. She’d want things to be less dysfunctional than the family she had growing up, but she likes the idea of stability.”
“For a long time she was like, ‘No way,’” a source previously said about Anthony possibly having a baby. “But time has changed that and she’s now open to it in a way she hasn’t been before.”
Although it’s been eight years since Anthony was acquitted of murder in connection with the death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, the passing of time has not eased the general public’s opinion that she harmed her daughter.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Anthony is considered “one of the most hated women in America,” according to a 2011 Florida Department of Corrections statement. The nickname came after the masses blamed Anthony for Caylee’s death.
For weeks in 2008, Anthony lied to police, claiming she left her little girl with a nanny who turned out to be fictional. It took Anthony 31 days to report Caylee missing, despite the insistence of her parents, who were close to the little girl. Anthony stalled her parents by claiming she was too busy at work, although her job also turned out to be fictional.
Anthony’s mother, Cindy, is the one who eventually reported Caylee missing in July 2008.
Caylee’s remains were eventually found on December 11, 2008, buried near the Orlando home of Anthony’s parents. A jury acquitted Anthony of murder in 2011.
Anthony kept a low profile for years following the verdict. Recently, however, she’s been spotted in public several times. Listen to a related podcast below.
[Feature Photo: Caylee Anthony/Handout]