Gypsy Rose Blanchard Shares Why She Deleted Her Social Media Accounts

Gypsy Rose Blanchard explained why she decided to delete her public-facing Instagram and TikTok accounts just months after her prison release.

By Olivia Evans Mar 15, 2024 2:53 PMTags
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Gypsy Rose Blanchard is continuing to forge her own path. 

After deleting her public-facing social media accounts including TikTok and Instagram, the 32-year-old just shared why she's working on creating a private life after her release from prison. 

"So a lot of people already noticed that I already deleted my Instagram—the public one—with the 7.8 million followers when I deactivated it or, I deleted it, I permanently deleted it," she said in a TikTok video—that has since been deleted with her original account but reposted by others. "A lot of people are like, ‘What happened?' and what happened is, I had a really good conversation with my dad and he gave me some guidance that I feel like I really needed. And that guidance was that real life is something you can touch—something you can feel—people you can actually hug."

She was also tired of people dissecting her behavior through her social media presence.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard's Photos With Husband Ryan Anderson

"With the public scrutiny as bad as it is, I just don't want to live my life under a microscope," she continued. "So I created a private Instagram, and I got it verified. And I had absolutely no doubts or trouble with deleting that public one. I had people who were like, ‘Oh my god, you're insane for deleting that kind of a following.' and I'm like, ‘I could give a F about a following.' That's not real life."

And while Gypsy—who now lives in Louisiana with husband Ryan Anderson—thanked her fans for the support they've given her on her platforms, she added that social media now feels like a "doorway to hell."

"I thought that once I got out of prison, I'd come out and I'd enjoy social media like the next person," she continued. "Taking selfies of myself in the mirror and just acting goofy and everything. It's the simple stuff in life, right?"

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Gypsy continues to work on herself after serving eight years of a 10-year sentence for conspiring to kill her mother Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard with her ex-partner Nicholas Godejohn—who is currently serving life without parole for first degree murder. 

Through the "cross" she bears after Dee Dee's death, and after allegedly enduring years of abuse as a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, Gypsy just wants to life a quiet life. 

"I don't understand why people are so interested in my life, I don't get it," she explained. "I don't see myself as famous. Especially for—for what? Like, I did something bad. I'm trying to make myself a better person now but I don't get it. That's not me, I'm not famous. I'm not anything. I'm just Gypsy."

Other than the pressure put on her from social media, Gypsy appears to otherwise be living her best life since her December 2023 prison release. Read on for every highlight.

"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.

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