Gypsy Rose Blanchard is engaged to the man who contacted her in prison, according to a report



Gypsy Rose Blanchard, Missouri's young woman who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for her mother's second-degree murder, would be engaged to her boyfriend after she started writing to him when he watched the documentary about her case.

Blanchard, 27, reportedly told her friends and family that she and her boyfriend, who was not named, are getting married, according to a family friend.

"They are very happy," Fancy Macelli, a family friend, told People. "You can hear the excitement in his voice."

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The couple would become a correspondent before starting to go out and have known each other for a year and a half. Macelli said the man had started writing to Blanchard after watching "Mommy Dead and Dearest," the HBO documentary created in 2017. This documentary followed the case of Blanchard and his mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, aged 48, who was stabbed to death in 2015.

Macelli said the couple would not marry before Blanchard's release and called the relationship "good for her".

Gypsy Rose Blanchard (left) spoke about the violence she suffered from her mother, Dee Dee (right), prior to her murder.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard (left) spoke about the violence she suffered from her mother, Dee Dee (right), prior to her murder.
(Greene County Sheriff's Office)

"And if it ends up being that way in the end, no one knows it, but for her it's a very positive and happy time," said Macelli.

Dee Dee Blanchard reportedly suffered from a mental illness called Munchausen Proxy Syndrome (MSBP), which occurs when someone tries to produce psychological or physical symptoms in another person. Relatives said Blanchard was forced by his mother to use a wheelchair and undergo unnecessary medical procedures.

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Blanchard said in November that she had asked her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn to kill her mother. Blanchard said that his mother physically abused her and controlled her life. She said that she thought killing her mother was the only way out and she persuaded Godejohn to come to Missouri to kill her mother. The two met on a Christian dating site.

Blanchard's history has spawned numerous specials, including HBO documentary and the Hulu series "The Act," starring Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee and Joey King as Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

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Associated Press contributed to this report.


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