Amanda Knox will reunite with former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian 27-year-old who was jailed with her for the murder of Meredith Kercher, according to Knox's father, Curt.

The newly acquitted Knox and Sollecito were in a relationship when they were arrested for the murder of the British student, who was Knox's flatmate.

Curt Knox said: "Raffaele… will probably visit Seattle and it will be very nice for them to actually see each other again."

After arriving in her hometown of Seattle yesterday, Knox – who was acquitted in an appeal court earlier this week – was taken to a secret location where she is believed to have spent time with her family.

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Her father revealed that she was particularly happy to see two young cousins who were aged only one when she left for Italy, and are now five.

He added: "As far as celebrations are concerned [what is most important is] reconnecting with family and friends."

Sollecito arrived back at his home near Bari, southern Italy, yesterday, and is not understood to have made any appearances since.

Knox's mother Edda Mellas has told reporters how her daughter survived four years in jail by keeping to a regular exercise regime.

Mellas said that her daughter had devised a rigorous schedule of push-ups and sit-ups in her cell, and spent much of her recreation time playing guitar in the prison chapel.