The Act's Gypsy Rose Blanchard gets engaged in prison to man who contacted her after watching documentary
Gypsy Rose's mom Dee Dee, who was suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, forced her daughter to pretend to be terminally ill so that she could garner attention, sympathy and benefit from charitable organizations
Gypsy Rose Blanchard is engaged to a man who reached out to her after watching HBO documentary 'Mommy Dead and Dearest', which is based on her and her mother Dee Dee Blanchard who she murdered in 2015. The 27-year-old is reportedly very happy according to family friend Fancy Macelli. "They are very happy. You can hear the excitement in her voice. [This relationship] is a good thing for her," said Macelli. "And whether it ends up being that way, in the end, no one knows, but for her right now it’s a very positive and happy time," she reportedly told People.
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Gypsy's mom Dee Dee, who was suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, forced her daughter to pretend to be terminally ill so that she could garner attention, sympathy and benefit from charitable organizations. Gypsy went through years of medical treatment that she didn't require and abuse at the hands of her mother. She testified during the trial that the years of being treated that way pushed her to ask her then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn to kill her mother. While Gypsy is serving 10 years for the crime, Godejohn is in for life.
The name of the fiancé hasn't been disclosed but Macelli said that they would wait for Gypsy to get out of prison and then get married. She will be eligible for parole in 2024. The friend also mentioned that this was the best relationship for her and that what she had with Godejohn was desperate. "She’s 27 years old, she deserves to be in love and she deserves to have somebody who cares about her," Macelli said and added, "He’s just there for her."
Their relationship reportedly started when the man decided to write to her in prison offering a few kind words. "That turned into a relationship through email and then he went and visited her... That was the beginning of this friendship, which turned into something more than a friendship. At the beginning of this year they decided to get engaged," the friend said.
She also told E! that Gypsy couldn't wait to get out and start her life. "Gypsy is very adamant about wanting to come out and do something good for the community in that way. But other than that, she just wants to live a normal existence with her fiancé and have a family and be happy."
As for the ring, it was reported that she has borrowed an inmate's band for the time being. "Another inmate was getting divorced and gave her that for her to just have so that she could feel good about it. They'll go together and pick out rings, obviously later, at a time when she's out and they could do that and have their own intimate moment," Macelli added.