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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Released From Prison, Spends First Night With Husband At 'Budget Hotel'

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By Favour Adegoke on December 28, 2023 at 10:30 AM EST
Updated on December 28, 2023 at 10:55 AM EST

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is officially free from prison after serving nearly eight years for planning the murder of her mother. In 2015, Gypsy plotted with an ex-boyfriend to stab her mom to death, after suffering from years of fake diagnoses and treatments for leukemia and muscular dystrophy.

Since her story came to light, Gypsy, who was the victim of Munchausen by proxy, has been the star subject of multiple TV shows and interviews. She recently expressed regret about the choices she made, but said she was “desperate” to be free from her mom.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Released From Prison Early

Gypsy Rose Already Has NYE Plans, Hopes To Meet Taylor Swift

Gypsy is officially a free woman after being jailed in 2016 for the murder of her mother, Claudine “Dee Dee” Blanchard. She was released early on parole and already has a busy schedule, which includes an upcoming book and docuseries, and hopes to meet singer Taylor Swift.

On Thursday morning, Gypsy was picked up from Chillicothe Correctional Center in northern Missouri by husband Ryan Scott Anderson. She married 37-year-old Anderson in prison last year, shortly after ending her engagement to another man, simply known as Ken.

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After driving into the correctional center in a Cadillac Sedan, Anderson drove out again with Gypsy and the duo went off to spend her first night as a free woman together in a "budget hotel," per the Daily Mail. Her early release has been heavily anticipated on social media, with many celebrating the leniency.

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She Was Sentenced To 10 Years For The Murder

In 2015, Gypsy plotted with ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn, whom she’d met on the internet, to stab her mom, Dee Dee, to death. The murder came after the 48-year-old spent all of Gypsy’s childhood and early teens convincing her and the entire world that she suffered from leukemia and muscular dystrophy.

Gypsy was bound to a wheelchair, told she was allergic to all kinds of sugar, and restricted from friends and family. However, it all ended when Godejohn snuck into their home and murdered Dee Dee at Gypsy’s request.

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Gypsy was eventually sentenced to 10 years and was slated for release in 2025. The court only granted her early parole in September 2023 after friends, family, and thousands of social media users pleaded for leniency. They asked authorities to consider the years of cruel abuse and unnecessary medical treatments Gypsy endured under her mother.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Became A TV And Internet Sensation

Since the murder in 2015, Gypsy’s story has been adapted into multiple TV dramas by major studios like Netflix, Hulu, and Lifetime. She’s also had multiple prison interviews with "Dr Phil," "Good Morning America," "20/20," and many more. Many clips from these shows and interviews have gone viral on social media repeatedly.

In 2017, Gypsy was featured in the HBO documentary “Mommy Dead and Dearest.” She also has a three-part docuseries, titled “The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard,” which premieres on January 5th on Lifetime Network.

The new docuseries will feature content from Gypsy’s first few days as a free woman. So far, she’s also revealed some of her plans, including a spa and shopping trip, and a ticket to a Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday. She’s told TMZ that she really hopes to meet music star Taylor Swift and her boyfriend Travis Kelce at the game.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Regrets The Choices She Made Out Of Desperation

As the day of her release approached, Gypsy opened up to PeopleMagazine in an interview about her experience with Dee Dee and revealed that she regrets her decision. She shared that the physical abuse had overwhelmed her, especially when her mom forced her into another surgery she didn’t need.

She said, "I was desperate to get out of that situation." This desperation to be free led to her requesting Godejohn to murder her mother, which he fulfilled. Gypsy said she now feels deep remorse for her actions and will never say that she’s glad about her mom’s death because she “regrets it every single day."

She added, "If I had another chance to redo everything, I don't know if I would go back to when I was a child and tell my aunts and uncles that I'm not sick and mommy makes me sick, or, if I would travel back to just the point of that conversation with Nick and tell him, 'You know what, I'm going to go tell the police everything.' I kind of struggle with that."

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