Michelle’s brother Freddie Knight said that the kidnapping victim has one goal since getting her freedom: she wants to ‘get her baby back.’
Before Michelle Knight was kidnapped in Cleveland, Ohio, she gave birth to a son called Joey when she was 21-years-old. Joey is now 13-years-old and living in foster care, and for the ten years Michelle spent trapped in Ariel Castro‘s basement, she kept a notebook of drawings she made for him. Now her brother Freddie Knight said Michelle’s one aim since being released is to get her son back.
Michelle Knight Wants To Get Her Son Joey Back
Michelle, now 32, has been recovering in an undisclosed location since being released, and while she does not want to see her mother, she is anxious to be reunited with her son. Michelle has not seen Joey since he was 2-years-old.
“For sure,” Freddie told PEOPLE during a hospital visit with Michelle, “I know she wants to get her baby back.”
Michelle showed Freddie all the pictures she drew of Joey while she was in captivity, and many of them were of him. She has since stopped allowing her family to visit her at hospital.
Michelle is clearly still hurting from the difficult relationship she had with her family when she was growing up, but it is clear the thoughts of seeing her son again helped her get through the torture of being held captive.
Michelle Had A Difficult Life Before Being Kidnapped
Michelle was reportedly abused by her mother and had a hard life before she was kidnapped her in 2004. Her mother Barbara Knight said that she now lives in Florida and hopes that Michelle will forgive her and move in with her there. But Michelle is reportedly not speaking at all to her mom.
I don’t want her to think that I forgot about her. Hopefully whatever happened between us, if something did, I hope it heals because I really want to take her back to Florida with me.
Michelle is reportedly so disappointed with her mom that she went to fellow survivor Gina DeJesus.
Michelle Is Not Living With Gina DeJesus
HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Gina’s family had offered to take Michelle in, since she is estranged from her family.
But a source tells HollywoodLife.com otherwise:
It’s not true. Michelle is at an unknown location and she’s not going to live with Gina’s family. That’s something that has been exaggerated.
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— Eleanore Hutch