Gypsy Rose Blanchard has completed an eight-year prison term and is now prepared to disclose her narrative and move ahead.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard, recognized for her part in the homicide of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, has been released from the Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri after an eight-year imprisonment. The Missouri Department of Corrections confirmed her release at around 3:30 a.m. local time.
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE conducted just prior to her release, Gypsy conveyed her readiness for liberty, expressing, “I’m prepared to grow, and I believe that applies to every aspect of my life.”
Now 32 years old, Gypsy was handed a 10-year prison sentence in July 2016 after admitting guilt to her involvement in the fatal stabbing of her mother. Having served 85 percent of her sentence, including time spent in the Greene County Jail prior to being transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections, she became eligible for parole.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the victim of child abuse who was convicted of her mother’s killing, is speaking publicly for the first time on newly established social media profiles, amassing a large following. @LauraAJarrett reports. pic.twitter.com/81xGUCoqBa
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After her mother’s passing, it was disclosed that Dee Dee had falsified Gypsy’s medical conditions, and Gypsy was a victim of Munchausen by proxy syndrome, an uncommon form of abuse in which a guardian exaggerates or induces illness in a child for attention and sympathy.
In her PEOPLE interview, Gypsy expressed remorse for her deeds, remarking, “No one will ever hear me say I’m proud of what I did or I’m glad that she’s dead. I’m not proud of what I did. I regret it every single day.”
During her imprisonment, Gypsy has contemplated her past, recognizing her mother’s ailment and manipulation. She has subsequently wedded Ryan Anderson, a teacher from Louisiana, whom she encountered and married while incarcerated.
Gypsy is scheduled to divulge her tale in Lifetime’s docuseries, “The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard,” premiering on January 5, 2024. She aspires to utilize her ordeal to raise awareness about abusive relationships and prevent others from resorting to extreme measures.