Gypsy Rose Blanchard Has Found Love Again, Is Engaged To Prison Pen Pal
In 2015, Blanchard helped her then-boyfriend, Nick Godejohn, murder her mother.
CHILLICOTHE, MO — Gypsy Rose Blanchard is engaged to a man who started out as a prison pen pal, US Weekly reports.
The 27-year-old is serving a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard.
“She keeps him very private,” Fancy Macelli, a family friend, told In Touch Weekly. “We’re not going to release his name or anything like that, but she does have a fiancé. That’s something she wouldn’t have ever been able to do with her mom: be engaged.”
Macelli said that the couple met through a pen pal program and started writing one another. She added that she is unaware of the couple's plans regarding Gypsy's release.
In 2015, Gypsy helped her then-boyfriend, Nick Godejohn, murder her mother.
Gypsy told detectives that since she was a baby, Dee Dee claimed that she suffered from a variety of health conditions including leukemia, asthma, and muscular dystrophy and had the mental capacity of a seven-year-old.
The case made national headlines after it was revealed that Gypsy was perfectly healthy — and had been a victim of Munchausen by proxy syndrome.
Gypsy’s father, Ron Blanchard, and stepmother, Kristy Blanchard, have reportedly met her fiancé. Gypsy reportedly talks to him several times a week on the phone, and he visits her in person as well.
Recent photos of Gypsy taken in prison show her wearing a ring.
Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in July 2015 and is serving a 10-year prison sentence. Godejohn received life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder.
The HBO series Mommy Dead and Dearest followed Gypsy's story, and a fictional version, The Act, is currently airing on Hulu.