Who is Amanda Berry's daughter Jocelyn?

AMANDA Berry made headlines in 2003 after she disappeared the day before her 17th birthday.

Almost 10 years later, she made headlines again when she was rescued alongside Michelle Knight, Georgina "Gina" DeJesus, and her daughter, Jocelyn.

Who is Amanda Berry's daughter Jocelyn?

In December 2006, Amanda, 36, gave birth to her daughter Jocelyn, 15, while being held captive by Ariel Castro.

Since being recused, Amanda has kept her daughter out of the spotlight but has given updates during television interviews.

In January 2020, Jocelyn’s former teacher Erin Hennessey told ABC News that she is "more special than I could even use words to describe."

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She later added: "I always describe her as wise beyond her years."

Over the years, Jocelyn has spent her time adjusting to her past and moving forward outside of the public eye.

Is Ariel Castro Jocelyn Berry's father?

Between 2002 and 2004, Ariel kidnapped Amanda, Michelle, and Gina, and held them captive in his Cleveland, Ohio, home.

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When he was finally caught, he pleaded guilty to 937 criminal counts of rape, kidnapping, and aggravated murder, according to ABC News.

Prior to his conviction and suicide, the criminal fathered five children, including Jocelyn.

In Amanda's memoir, Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, she talked about the birth of her daughter and explained that in the beginning, she feared for Jocelyn's life.

"I think my mom sent me this baby. It’s her way of giving me an angel. But I worry about what he’s going to do," Amanda wrote, via The Cinemaholic.

Despite the fears, she appealed to Ariel's emotions, in hopes that she would be able to keep her daughter.

“When the baby started kicking, I reached for his hand and placed it on my stomach…I knew the baby would be safer if he was excited about being a new father," she continued.

Amanda was later allowed to keep her daughter, who still lives with her today.

What has Amanda Berry said about her daughter?

While Amanda tends to stay out of the spotlight since she was rescued, she appeared on an episode of ABC's 20/20 in January 2020 alongside Ariel's other victims and opened up about her daughter.

“This is his kid, you know. How do I feel about that? And she resembled him a lot, and I would look at her, and I just felt, like, she’s mine. She’s mine," she said at the time, via ABC News.

“…Jocelyn is getting older, she is finding out more and more [about her father], and how she’s delicately handling that," Amanda continued.

Despite the resemblance, the women went on to reveal that Jocelyn helped them separate themselves from the situation.

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“It was fun because I can get away from the situation,” Gina added. “When I was playing with Jocelyn, Jocelyn made me forget everything.”

In 2017, Amanda joined Fox 8 to host Missing With Amanda Berry, where she highlights missing people cases and urges people to call the Cleveland police department with any information.

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