Gypsy Rose Blanchard Shares "First Selfie of Freedom" After Release From Prison

Gypsy Rose Blanchard—who was recently released from prison after seven years in custody—took to Instagram on Dec. 29 to show off her freedom feelings in a mirror selfie.

By Olivia Evans Dec 29, 2023 5:33 PMTags
Watch: Gypsy Rose Blanchard Shares "First Selfie of Freedom"

But first, let Gypsy Rose Blanchard take a selfie. 

The 32-year-old, who was released from prison on Dec. 28 after serving seven years for her role in the 2015 death of her mother, Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard, recently took to Instagram to post a mirror selfie. 

Donned in jeans and a blue and white ombre sweatshirt, Gypsy was all smiles in her Dec. 29 post, which appeared to be taken in a hotel room. She penned "First selfie of freedom," in its caption, and was wearing the same outfit she was photographed in while leaving prison the day prior. 

Gypsy was first arrested with her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn after her mother's remains were found in her Springfield, MO, home with multiple stab wounds in June 2015. Gypsy was charged with second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but has been granted parole after serving 85 percent of her time.

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Nicholas, however, was given a life sentence for first degree murder in 2018 without the possibility of parole. And though it was her ex-boyfriend who committed the act, Gypsy testified that it was her idea during the trial. 

"I wanted to be free of her hold on me," Gypsy said during her initial trial, according to St. Louis TV station KSDK. "I talked him into it."

Throughout the nationally-followed trial, Gypsy testified of her mother's alleged abuse, which included isolation and unnecessary medical treatments inflicted on her. 


Gypsy's father, Ron Blanchard, said that his late ex-wife told him that their daughter had "leukemia, paralyzed, muscular dystrophy," in a 20/20 episode in 2018. Gypsy herself testified that she didn't realize the extent of her falsified illnesses until she was arrested. 

And even one of Gypsy's former neurologists, Dr. Bernardo Flasterstein was also suspicious of her diagnoses, per the 20/20 episode, and later wrote a letter to the patient's primary care physician, saying, "I believe that the mother suffers from Munchausen by proxy."

To see more of Gypsy's life after prison release, keep reading...

"First Selfie of Freedom!"

After being released from prison on Dec. 28, Gypsy Rose Blanchard snapped her first Instagram selfie.

"Married Life"

Gypsy and husband Ryan Anderson shared a glimpse into their new era together.

"Sister Love"

Gypsy reunited with her sister Mia Blanchard amid her new chapter.

Goodbye 2023

"A New Years Eve Eve kiss with my hubby."

Turning the Page

Gypsy also ended 2023 with an Instagram selfie.

Red Carpet Debut

Gypsy and her husband walked their first red carpet at the premiere of her Lifetime docuseries The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

PDA Alert

Gypsy and Ryan kissed on the red carpet at the premiere.


In late March 2024, three months after her prison release, Gypsy shared that she and Ryan broke up.

"People have been asking what is going on in my life," she wrote in a statement on her private Facebook page, according to People. "Unfortunately my husband and I are going through a separation and I moved in with my parents home down the bayou."

Days later, Gypsy was spotted out with her ex-fiancé Ken Urker. He said that the two are "just hanging out as friends."

Physical Transformation

Gypsy underwent a rhinopasty and septoplasty (nose job) April 5, 2024. Her physical transformation is set to be documented on Lifetime's Gypsy Rose: Life After Lock Up in June 2024.


Gypsy filed for divorce from Ryan on April 8, 2024, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. The filing came nearly two years after their July 2022 prison wedding.

Gypsy's Tribute to Her "Soulmate"

In late April 2024, weeks after filing for divorce from Ryan Anderson, Gypsy announced she has gotten back together with ex-fiancé Ken Urker. The following May, she makes their rekindled romance social media official by sharing a video montage of their romantic moments on TikTok.

Love Story

In her video, Gypsy described her love story with Ken Urker "legendary."

The Burning Question

And when a fan, using her own past comments about ex Ryan Anderson, took the oppotunity to ask her in the comments a NSFW question about Ken, Gypsy responded quickly and candidly.

Animal Style

Gypsy tried her first In-N-Out Burger, a Double-Double burger served animal-style. She rated it a 7.