Gypsy Rose Blanchard wants a 'new' fairytale-style marriage after being released from prison for her mother's murder
Gypsy Rose Blanchard has set her sights on a Disney-style wedding to 'redo' her wedding after she was released from prison for helping her ex-boyfriend murder her mother.
Gypsy, 32, met her husband Ryan Anderson, 37, while at Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri.
The happy couple became engaged while Gypsy was serving a prison sentence for manslaughter when Anderson snuck a ring into the facility and proposed to her during their third conjugal visit.
The couple then had a private ceremony in prison on July 22, 2022, the Mirror reported.
Now the convicted murderer and Disney fanatic says she wants another wedding, this time in a fairytale style.
'Doing a wedding again with the whole family there would be amazing. I want the stylish, fairytale wedding I always dreamed of as a child. I think Ryan and I deserve that for each other. I want a white dress that is a bit form-fitting, flares at the bottom and has cap sleeves,” Gypsy told the Mirror.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard said she is planning a wedding ceremony with her husband Ryan Anderson at Disney
Gypsy and her late mother Dee Dee often visited Disney because they got free trips there
The couple revealed that Anderson decided to sneak an engagement ring into the Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri to propose to Gypsy during their third conjugal visit.
In July 2015, Gypsy's ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn stabbed Dee Dee fourteen times in her bedroom at the family home in Springfield, Missouri. Gypsy was abused for years by her mother, who falsely claimed she suffered from a range of diseases, including leukemia and muscular dystrophy.
Dee Dee shaved Gypsy's head, forced her into a wheelchair, had some of her teeth removed and paraded her as a sickly child at charity events, including all-expenses-paid trips to Disney World.
Godejohn and Gypsy were immediately arrested and both were sentenced to prison terms.
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, while Gypsy faced ten years, but he served only eight and a half years and was released on parole on December 28.
Gypsy has since revealed that at the time of her mother's murder, she was high on prescription painkillers to which she became addicted while living with Dee Dee.
In a recent ABC interview, Gypsy said the murder of her abusive mother was the “only way out” of years of Munchausen abuse through proxy abuse.
'I don't think my mother was a monster. She had a lot of demons of her own that she was struggling with,” Gypsy said in the interview.
“I didn't want her dead, I just wanted to get out of my situation and I thought that was the only way out.”
Dee Dee (right) told the world that Gypsy was disabled and suffered from leukemia, muscular dystrophy and other diseases
Gypsy was often dressed in princess costumes and wigs while her mother continued to lie to her and the world about her age
The gypsy underwent 30 procedures, was told she could not walk and was forced into a wheelchair, and was fed through a feeding tube connected to her stomach.
She spent most of her life with her mother after her father, Rod Blanchard, remarried and had another child. Dee Dee often stopped Gypsy from having a relationship with her father and moved her and her daughter away.
The two ended up in Springfield, Missouri after their home in Louisiana was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
With help from Habitat for Humanity, Dee Dee and Gypsy were gifted a brand new home with an accessible wheelchair ramp.
Dee Dee then took her “disabled” daughter on trips through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where they received vacations to Disney World.
Gypsy was often dressed in princess costumes and wigs while her mother continued to lie to her and the world about her age.
In July 2015, Gypsy's ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn stabbed Dee Dee fourteen times in her bedroom at the family home in Springfield, Missouri.
Doctors and social workers surrounded the mother-daughter duo as some were suspicious of all gypsy ailments, but Dee Dee never showed evidence of medical records and claimed to have lost them in the 2005 hurricane.
When asked in an interview if she thought it was fair that her ex-boyfriend had to stay behind bars while she walked free, Gypsy said, “I'm sure we both have a lot of regrets about it.
“All I can say is that I did my time, he does his time in turn and I wish him a good journey.”
She is banned from contacting Godejohn – whose lawyers continue to fight for an appeal – while he is behind bars.
His lawyers filed their final appeal this week following Gypsy's release.
Since her release, she and her husband have showcased their romance on social media, drawing praise from fans but harsh criticism from others.
She has defended him from critics and says they are happily “enjoying” their lives now.
'Of course I feel conflicted. Fame isn't what I'm looking for. I always said I was infamous, but then I came out famous.
“I'm a very shy person, I don't do anything that someone else wouldn't do,” she said today in response to questions about their newfound fame on social media.
Dee Dee, who suffered from Munchausen by proxy syndrome, had led everyone to believe that her daughter was a terminally ill teenager with the mind of a seven-year-old.
Gypsy pictured in a selfie with her husband Ryan Anderson, who she met while behind bars for her mother's murder
Anderson and Gypsy have since begun to settle into their new life together in Louisiana, while also traveling and checking long-awaited experiences off her bucket list.
On Friday, the couple strolled around New York's Central Park as Anderson gypsy-twirled.
The 32-year-old has been on a whirlwind trip in the Big Apple as she and her husband attended media and chic events.
'I'm starting to get used to married life and all that it entails. We built our emotional bond while I was in prison. Now we have reached the next level of our relationship,” Gypsy said.