Gypsy Rose Blanchard was released from jail on December 28, 2023. Blanchard served eight decades of a 10-year sentence for the murder of her mom, Dee Dee Blanchard, immediately after remaining a sufferer of what would grow to be a well known circumstance of Munchausen’s by proxya sort of abuse in which an individual brings about a youngster or dependent to come to be sick, in get to acquire consideration. Dee Dee led Blanchard to think she experienced cancer and subjected her to a collection of extraordinary avoidable medications and treatments—the tale was later on dramatized in the 2019 collection The Act.
On her launch from jail, Gypsy Rose Blanchard has been united with her spouse, Ryan Scott Anderson. The pair met even though she was however incarcerated, and obtained married in 2022.
They begun corresponding for the duration of the pandemic.
Blanchard and Anderson’s romance started in 2020, at the peak of the to start with Covid lockdown. Anderson had, like countless numbers of other individuals, grow to be addicted to the real criminal offense series Tiger King on Netflix, and experienced a colleague who stated she required to write a letter to Joe Exotic in prison.
“I said, ‘I’ll convey to you what, if you publish him, I am going to create Gypsy Rose Blanchard,'” Anderson explained to People. “And I experienced viewed her documentary Mommy Useless and Dearestlike a few years prior to that,” he stated. “I I try to remember my good friends chatting about The Act and I was like, I’ll view the documentary once more. So it was type of refreshing on my brain.”
A several weeks later, Anderson acquired a reply from Blanchard, and by May well 2020 they were being writing every single other regularly. Thanks to Covid limitations, on the other hand, they had been not in a position to satisfy until a whole calendar year later on. They shaped an “psychological bond” when exchanging letters and talking on the cellular phone in the course of this time, and Anderson finally frequented Blanchard in prison for the very first time in July 2021.
They bought married just before Blanchard’s launch.
An additional year after that, in July 2022, they acquired married in a small non-public ceremony at the prison—although Blanchard has since said they will “redo” their vows now she has been unveiled.
“I know the home that I am heading residence to is with my partner, and I am going to have a actually supportive family members dynamic,” explained Blanchard. “And I consider that that’s what I’ve been missing this entire time.”
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