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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Says She Leaned On Taylor Swift's Music In Prison

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By Afouda Bamidele on December 29, 2023 at 9:30 AM EST

Gypsy Rose Blanchard recently credited Taylor Swift's musical catalog for helping her through her years behind bars. 

The well-known felon was recently released from prison after serving 85% of her ten-year sentence for her involvement in a plot to kill her mother. 

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Taylor Swift's Music Helped Gypsy Rose Blanchard Through Her Toughest Time

Several years after Blanchard gained national attention for her incarceration being linked to the death of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, she opened up about the things that kept her going in prison. One such thing was music, especially from pop icon Taylor Swift.

According to the now-32-year-old, she has been a devoted Swiftie, tracking the singer's entire career and relying on her music during her incarceration. 

She claimed that since both of them have experienced their own eras, the "Look What You Made Me Do" hitmaker's music has been a source of support through both the highs and lows of her life.

Blanchard then emphasized that Swift's songs were particularly instrumental in helping her cope with the abuse and trauma she endured from her mother as well as during her time behind bars.

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As mentioned by TMZ, she used the money her father sent her in prison to buy the 34-year-old's albums. Through that, she managed to acquire every album Swift released, including her re-releases.

Blanchard also expressed that Swift's songs served as a strong source of motivation in her journey toward gaining freedom, and now she is out on parole. 

She is equally eager to fulfill her hope of meeting her idol at the upcoming Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday, December 31st. Since the event has been on her radar for a while, her husband, Ryan Scott Anderson, has already secured tickets.

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Even though she realizes it is a long shot, insiders have revealed that Blanchard is contemplating giving the "Miss Americana" actress a shout-out on social media during the game, with the hope that the superstar sees it.

Concerning her early release, The Blast reported that she was discharged from Chillicothe Correctional Center in northern Missouri on Thursday morning, with her husband picking her up.

She tied the knot with the 37-year-old Anderson while in prison last year, after ending her engagement with another man simply referred to as Ken. After driving out of the correctional center in a Cadillac Sedan with his wife, Anderson and the former convict headed to spend her first night as a free woman together at a "budget hotel." 

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Blanchard landed behind bars after she conspired with her ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, whom she had met online, to fatally stab her mother. The tragic event unfolded after the deceased 48-year-old spent her daughter's entire childhood and early teens deceiving her and the world into believing she suffered from leukemia and muscular dystrophy.

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Blanchard was confined to a wheelchair, falsely told she had various allergies and isolated from friends and family. The situation took a dark turn when Godejohn entered their home and carried out Dee Dee's murder at his then-girlfriend's request.

Initially sentenced to 10 years with a release set for 2025, she was granted early parole in September 2023 following pleas for leniency from friends, family, and numerous social media users.

Blanchard Is Prepared To Have Some 'Hard Conversations' With Her Children

Now that she can physically be with her husband, Blanchard plans to move in with him and start a family. Despite her eagerness to have kids, she has no doubts about the "hard conversations" she will need to have with them about their late grandmother's murder.

While admitting that she and Anderson are "in love" during an interview, she shared: 

"It's hard because I'm going into a new life, and I'm newly married, and I'm going to have kids one day, and I'm going to have to explain to my kids why their grandmother on mommy's side isn't around. And that's going to be a really hard conversation."

When contemplating her future and the prospect of having children, Blanchard firmly asserted that she would not relate stories of the abuse she endured from Dee Dee to them either. She expressed: 

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"Whenever someone says, 'Do you think that because of what you went through, you're going to do that to your kids?' I say, 'You know what? Absolutely not.'" 

Additionally, Blanchard stressed that she has learned what not to do and expresses confidence in her parenting, free from concerns about repeating past mistakes.

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