Who Even is Gypsy Rose Blanchard?

Who Even is Gypsy Rose Blanchard?

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, born in July of 1991, has recently been released from the Chillicothe Correctional Center, in Chillicothe Missouri after serving 8 years of a 10-year sentence. Blanchard was charged with second-degree murder of her mother Clauddine, in 2015. Blanchard has immediately taken to social media after her release to express her new freedom and life experiences that she shares with her husband, Ryan Anderson.

When Blanchard was born she was premature and very small. As she grew older, her mother Clauddine, or “Dee Dee,” suspected and diagnosed Blanchard with multiple chronic conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy, Leukemia, and Asthma. Dee Dee also claimed that Blanchard had the mental capacity of a 7-year-old due to brain damage as the result of her being born prematurely.

As a teenager, Blanchard became very interested in the idea of love and dating. She worked hard to convince Dee Dee to get her a phone and a personal computer and eventually was successful. In October 2012 she decided to join an online dating website for Christian singles on a computer that she had obtained without her mother’s permission. Blanchard then met her partner of 2 years, Nicholas Godejohn. The two would video call every night while Dee Dee was sleeping since Blanchard was forbidden to ever use social media or talk to other people online. As Blanchard and Godejohn’s relationship continued, Blanchard began opening up to him about how she felt trapped and was unable to escape her mother, like she was living in a prison run by her. 

Godejohn had multiple personality disorder, he explained to Blanchard that he had a good and an evil side, as portrayed in the Hulu documentary, The Act. He called his evil side by the name, “Victor.” Over time Blanchard and “Victor” conspired a plan to kill Dee Dee. They bought Godejohn a bus ticket and mailed themselves a knife that they would then use to stab her mother. On the night of June 14, 2015, Godejohn arrived at the Blanchard Household and the two prepared for the killing. Godejohn stabbed Dee Dee in her bedroom while she was sleeping. She of course woke up and screamed for Blanchard, but Blanchard did not help her. Godejohn and Blanchard then left the house by Uber and stayed at a local motel. The next day they began their journey to Godejohn’s hometown, Big Bend Wisconsin. Shortly after they made it to Wisconsin the FBI traced back to them after they posted messages on Facebook saying that Dee Dee was dead.

Blanchard and Godejohn were arrested and taken in for questioning and eventually pleaded guilty to the murder of Clauddine Blanchard. Godejohn was charged with 1st-degree murder and life without parole, and Blanchard was charged with 2nd-degree murder and 10 years incarceration.

Since Blanchard was released this month, people have taken a liking to her through the rolling waves of social media. Blanchard has gained lots of attention beginning with her involvement in her mother’s murder. This attention has resurfaced due to her creation of various social media accounts on Instagram and TikTok since her release on December 28, 2023. Blanchard has been seen sharing her outfits, trips, events with her husband, and daily life.

Blanchard was recently recorded answering questions with her husband, Ryan, in an interview by Lifetime TV which recently released a new series, The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose. It’s January 5th release sparked new popularity for Blanchard. 

Thomas Worthington senior, Jack Murphy, considers himself a Gypsy Rose super fan. 

“I’ve always been interested in true crime and anything gory, and when I heard of this sad story of a girl and her mother I was intrigued to learn more information and develop my own opinion on the case, and Gypsy Rose herself,” Murphy explains. “I am pro-gypsy.”

With Gypsy Rose Blanchard being the talk of the moment and a celebrity on the rise, many high school students and social media users have grown interested in her story and her new life experiences since she was freed from prison.

“I’m on the fence about Gypsy Rose due to her controversial lifestyle,” senior Liam Keasel said.

Though society’s views on Gypsy may differ from person to person, Gypsy has no time for negativity. As Gypsy says herself, “Can’t bring me down, I’m on a high right now, I’m living my best life and y’all can’t take that from me.” 


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