Gypsy Rose Blanchard Expresses Remorse for Maternal Murder: ‘My Mother Did Not Deserve That’

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Expresses Remorse for maternal murder: ‘My Mother Did not deserve that’

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the infamous victim of Munchausen by proxy, is set to be released from prison on December 28 after serving eight years. In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Gypsy opened up about her regrets regarding the murder of her mother. Gypsy confided that she was desperate to escape the abusive and manipulative situation that she was trapped in with her mother. She asked her then-boyfriend, Nicholas “Nick” Godejohn, to carry out the murder while she waited in the bathroom of their Springfield, Missouri home.

The crime garnered widespread attention and has been the subject of various Hollywood reenactments. Lifetime is now premiering a docuseries called “The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard” on January 5, which will allow Gypsy to share her story in her own words. In the upcoming cover story for PEOPLE, Gypsy expresses deep remorse for her actions and a newfound sense of forgiveness.

Gypsy reflects on the choices she made and wonders if she would have done things differently had she been given another chance. However, she adamantly states that she does not take pride in what she did and regrets it every day. Throughout her childhood, Gypsy’s mother falsely claimed that she had numerous illnesses, subjecting Gypsy to unnecessary medical procedures and manipulative tactics. Gypsy was kept in the dark about her own health and was limited in her exposure to the outside world.

Dee Dee’s claims were met with resistance from Gypsy, who questioned the necessity of the treatments. However, whenever Gypsy voiced her concerns, her mother would become angry and manipulate her into compliance. Gypsy’s father and stepmother were largely kept out of her life, further isolating her from any potential support or guidance.

As Gypsy grew older, her relationship with her mother became more violent. Dee Dee verbally abused Gypsy and resorted to physical violence to get her way. Gypsy describes their relationship as similar to that of domestic violence. When Gypsy tried to run away, her mother tracked her down and placed her under guardianship, leaving Gypsy feeling hopeless and trapped. It was at this point that she turned to her boyfriend, Nick, and asked for his help in escaping her mother’s abuse.

Nick received a life sentence for carrying out the murder, but Gypsy now realizes that her mother did not deserve to die in such a violent manner. She acknowledges that her mother was sick and she herself was not educated enough to recognize it. Gypsy believes that her mother should have been the one facing the consequences, not her.

With her impending release, Gypsy is looking forward to reuniting with her father, stepmother, and husband, Ryan Anderson, whom she married while in prison. She hopes that her story serves as a warning to victims of abusive relationships, urging them to seek help rather than resorting to extreme actions like murder.

As Gypsy prepares to embark on a new chapter of her life, she acknowledges that forgiveness is a journey and she is working towards forgiving her mother, herself, and the situation. She still loves her mother and understands that her actions may have been beyond her control, like that of an addict with an impulse. Gypsy is on the path to acceptance and coping with what happened.

If you suspect child abuse, please reach out to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit The hotline is available 24/7 in over 170 languages. The six-hour special, “The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard,” will premiere on January 5 on Lifetime.

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