Gypsy Rose Blanchard says she believed killing her mom was 'the only way out'

In her first comprehensive television interview since being released from prison, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, now 32, has opened up about her life.

Gypsy Rose gained worldwide attention in 2015 due to her involvement in the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Alongside her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, Gypsy was arrested for the crime. Godejohn received a life sentence for first-degree murder, while Gypsy, after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, was sentenced to 10 years.

The disturbing narrative unraveled a history of deceptive facades, with Dee Dee falsely claiming that Gypsy suffered from leukemia, muscular dystrophy, and other serious illnesses. Despite these assertions, Gypsy was found to be healthy and not developmentally delayed. Diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy, Dee Dee fabricated illnesses to garner attention.

Recently, Gypsy Rose spoke about her experiences since her release from prison last month in an interview with Good Morning America. She shared her thoughts on freedom, her past, and her aspirations for the future.

Reflecting on the moment she stepped out of prison on December 28, 2023, Gypsy Blanchard expressed her amazement, stating, "I felt like I was in a black-and-white world and I just stepped into technicolor. It was amazing." Having spent nearly nine years behind bars for her role in orchestrating her mother's murder, Blanchard is now navigating a new chapter in her life.

Subjected to a life of deception by her mother Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy was convinced from childhood that she suffered from various illnesses, leading to a wheelchair-bound existence, unnecessary surgeries, and the use of feeding tubes. Gypsy's involvement in her mother's murder stemmed from a desperate attempt to escape the psychological abuse inflicted upon her, as she fell victim to her mother's "Munchausen syndrome by proxy."

Despite the profound pain she endured, Gypsy Blanchard refrains from labeling her mother as a "monster." Instead, she acknowledges Dee Dee's own struggles, explaining, "I didn't want her dead. I just wanted out of my situation. And I thought that was the only way out."

Now 32, Gypsy reflected on her transition from living with her mother to being incarcerated, stating, "Honestly, [it] wasn't that much of a difference." She added, "But I also had more freedom in prison than I ever had with my mother."
Throughout her time in prison, Gypsy Blanchard's story garnered public sympathy and interest, resulting in documentaries and a drama series titled "The Act." She is now prepared to reveal more about her life through a Lifetime docuseries called "The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard."

Motivated by a desire to raise awareness about mental health issues, Munchausen by proxy, and abuse victims, Gypsy hopes her experiences can serve as a "cautionary tale" for others, preventing them from following a similar path.

In the docuseries, Gypsy addresses her past struggles with painkiller addiction, describing it as leading her "down a really dark path." She disclosed being under the influence during her mother's murder but does not use it as an excuse, stating, "I don't blame drugs. I don't blame anything." Gypsy has been sober for four years.

Despite the attention she has received, including amassing over six million followers on her Instagram account, Gypsy Blanchard grapples with conflicting emotions about her newfound fame. While grateful for the support, she also experiences self-guilt and regrets.

While still incarcerated in 2022, Gypsy Blanchard tied the knot with Ryan Anderson, who had been corresponding with her during the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon her release, Anderson waited outside the prison, and they are now experiencing being together for the first time. Although the couple has contemplated starting a family, they have not established a specific timeline.

When questioned about whether her relationship with Anderson represents her "happily ever after," Gypsy Blanchard humorously responded, "I had to kiss a couple frogs to get to this one handsome face."

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