Ryan Anderson in the car (left) Gypsy Rose Blanchard takes a selfie (right)

Ryan Anderson Reveals Who He Blames For Gypsy Rose Blanchard Split

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on June 6, 2024 at 4:45 PM EDT

Ryan Anderson, 38, is revealing his side of the messy split from Gypsy Rose Blanchard, 32, who was recently released on parole.

As The Blast reported, Ryan and Gypsy met after he watched the 2017 documentary "Mommy Dead & Dearest," which told the story of Gypsy's childhood and the abuse she endured at the hands of her mother, Clauddine 'Dee Dee' Blanchard.

The two tied the knot in a prison ceremony in July 2022, and once Gypsy was released from prison in December 2023, she moved in with Ryan. However, three months later, she announced their separation.

In a new interview, Ryan Anderson is disclosing what he thinks led to Gypsy Rose Blanchard's decision to get a divorce.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Files For Divorce

Gypsy Rose Blanchard in red blazer at An Evening With Lifetime: Conversations On Controversies FYC Event

In March 2024, Gypsy Rose Blanchard announced that she and Ryan Anderson had separated and that she "moved in with [her] parents down the bayou."

A few weeks after announcing their separation, Gypsy Rose Blanchard confirmed that divorce papers were filed, seeking interim and final spousal support "as he is at fault in the dissolution of the marriage" and requested that Ryan not be issued any support, per PEOPLE Magazine.

Gypsy has also been granted a restraining order.

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Ryan Anderson Discloses His Thoughts On The Divorce

Ryan Anderson takes a selfie
Instagram | Ryan Anderson

Months after their separation, Ryan Anderson is speaking his truth, claiming that "outside influences" led to their split.

The special education teacher told E! News that he has "some ideas" about why Gypsy decided to leave. “Personally, I think outside influences got involved. And I don’t want to pinpoint it yet because I’m still processing, but I’d go to work, and then her mind would just run rampant," he said. "And I’m still trying to figure out ... how did it happen so fast?”

He continued, "That's my thing, when I say I'm blindsided—really, I'm blindsided about how fast things occur. It's like a snowball, and I haven't been able to stop it. It's just one of those where it's gonna continue to roll."

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As the two have been apart for a few weeks, Ryan has had time to reflect, claiming that "outside forces" existed in his relationship with Gypsy.

"I mean people in her inner circle, things like that got in her head," he explained, adding, "It just turned it."

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Allegations Claim Ryan Anderson Was 'Controlling'

Ryan Anderson takes a selfie
Instagram | Ryan Anderson

Days after Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Ryan Anderson announced their separation, rumors began to swirl that their split was due to his behavior. 

"He got in her face and screamed," Gypsy's close friend Nadiya Vizier, 22, told PEOPLE Magazine. "Gypsy said that she was afraid he was going to hit her. He didn't — but that happened in the past with her mother. So, her first instinct was to tighten up and be prepared. But she got to safety and called her lawyer, too. Ryan is a big guy, and she told me it was really scary."

She added, "It was like she was on a leash. What's the difference between being locked in a prison cell and feeling locked in her own home and marriage? She didn't want to put up with it anymore."

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Ryan Anderson Slams Allegations

Ryan Anderson driving the car with dog on his lap
Instagram | Ryan Anderson

While Ryan Anderson claims he was never controlling or aggressive, he did admit to getting "upset" during their final argument.

"Gypsy said some hurtful things, and I did get angry; I got upset," he admitted to EXTRA. "It's hard to hear stuff, like when you're going through something, and she tells you something, you know it's hard to hear."

"As far as me in her face screaming, if that's what she gathered from that, I hate that," he added. "It didn't happen quite like the friend said."

Did Gypsy Rose Blanchard Leave Ryan For Her Ex?

Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Ken Urker pose for the camera
Instagram | Gypsy Rose Blanchard

While many think Gypsy Rose Blanchard divorced Ryan Anderson to get back with her ex-fiance Ken Urker, she says that couldn't be further from the truth.

“It was, I think, an insecurity that was there for a very long time,” she told US Weekly in May. “I called Ken two weeks before I got married. Ken has consistently been brought up in a way that I can never let go of my feelings, but I put them on the back burner to do what was best for my marriage."

"And so, having that be a point of contention has been a thread throughout, but I didn’t leave Ryan for Ken," she claimed. "That was just sort of a realization [of], ‘Hey, we still love each other after the fact.’”

Fans will see it all play out in Lifetime's docuseries "Gypsy Rose: Life After Lock Up." New episodes air on Mondays.

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