Gypsy Rose Blanchard Shares Photo With Sister as She Reunites With Family After Prison Release

After her release from prison, where she served seven years for her role in the murder of her mother, Gypsy Rose Blanchard reunited with her family at a welcome home party.

By Corinne Heller Dec 30, 2023 5:34 PMTags
Watch: Gypsy Rose Blanchard Shares "First Selfie of Freedom"

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is enjoying family time as a free woman.

The 32-year-old Missouri woman reunited with her loved ones to celebrate her release from prison after serving seven years for her role in the murder of her mom Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard, who she had accused of abuse. On Dec. 29, Gypsy shared a photo of herself at her welcome home party with Mia Blanchard, 22—one of two children dad Rod Blanchard's shares with wife Kristy Blanchard.

She captioned her Instagram post, "Sister Love."

In other images circulating on social media, Gypsy is also seen at the party with her father and stepmother. A video shows her popping Champagne with her husbandRyan Scott Anderson, who she married in 2022 while in prison.

The photos shortly followed Gypsy's first "selfie of freedom," which she shared on Instagram earlier in the day. In all her pics, she wears jeans and a blue and white ombre sweatshirt, the same outfit she was photographed in while leaving prison the day prior.

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Her release from prison comes a week before Lifetime is set to begin airing its docuseries The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, in which Gypsy details the years of abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her mom.

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Gypsy had testified in court that Dee Dee allegedly forced her to undergo unnecessary medical treatments, kept her isolated from the outside world, made her use a wheelchair and told relatives that she suffered from cancer and other illnesses. Her father told ABC's 20/20 that his ex told him their daughter had "leukemia, paralyzed, muscular dystrophy," and "was also using a wheelchair and now had a feeding tube." After her arrest, police discovered that Gypsy was healthy and able to walk unassisted. 

She and her former boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, were arrested for Dee Dee's murder in 2015 after the 48-year-old's body was found at her Springfield, Mo., home. Gypsy subsequently pleaded guilty to second degree murder in connection with her death and given a 10-year prison sentence. Nicholas was found guilty of first-degree murder and is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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.

Breakup

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 summer 2024.

(Pictured: Gypsy Rose appears at The Prison Confessions Of Gypsy Rose Blanchard premiere in New York City in January 2024.)

Divorce

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.

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