Will Gypsy Rose Blanchard Watch Joey King's The Act? She Says...

Gypsy Rose Blanchard revealed if she plans to watch Hulu's 2019 miniseries The Act, which is based on the events leading up to her mom's murder.

By Jess Cohen Jan 05, 2024 5:48 PMTags
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Gypsy Rose Blanchard isn't rushing to stream The Act.

In fact, the 32-year-old—who was released from prison in late December—doesn't believe the Hulu show, starring Joey King as Gypsy, was meant for her eyes.

"I haven't had a desire to look at it, I've lived it," she told E! News' Francesca Amiker in an exclusive Jan. 5 interview. "I think that was for everyone else and not for the person that actually lived it. So, I won't be watching it."

The Act, which premiered in 2019, chronicled the alleged abuse that Gypsy (Joey) endured from her mother Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard (Patricia Arquette), who was murdered by Gypsy's then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn.

In real life, Gypsy was charged with second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison for planning Dee Dee's 2015 death, while Nicholas was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He remains behind bars today.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard's Photos With Husband Ryan Anderson

Following the debut of The Act, the show earned two Emmy nominations for both Patricia and Joey. At the time, Gypsy's family friend and representative, Fancy Macelli, told E! News the Gypsy was "very happy that Joey King was chosen to portray her."

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As for how Joey felt about the role?

"It is very different from the things I've been doing," she told E! News in 2019. "That's why I love it so much, because I was able to showcase something that I haven't showcased before, that I can completely transform myself, that I am capable of portraying a different person. It was really exciting for me."


"I decided to strip away everything I thought I knew about acting," she continued, "about anything, and just completely try and dive in and become someone else who's alive."

And now that Gypsy has been released from prison, she's sharing more about her journey in the Lifetime special The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, premiering Jan. 5.

Read on for more insight into Gypsy's life after prison.

"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 summer 2024.

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

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