• Gypsy Rose Blanchard is busy telling her story after being released from prison
• She experienced extreme abuse, including being chained to a bed for two weeks by her mother
• Gypsy hopes to become a “guiding light” for other victims of Munchausen by proxy, but expresses regret for her actions
Here is what happened:
Gypsy Rose Blanchard is now telling her own story after being released from prison on Dec. 28. Once shackled to her bed for two weeks after an attempted escape, the 32-year-old is speaking out about her experiences of abuse at the hands of her mother, Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard, in an exclusive interview with E! News’ Francesca Amiker.
Despite having served 7 years in prison for her mother’s murder, Gypsy expressed her regrets about the steps she took to escape. She shared, “I would go back and change things if I could. I would definitely do things differently. I wish that I could, I unfortunately can’t. It’s real life, so you don’t have a time machine.”
In 2015, Gypsy and her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn were arrested for Dee Dee’s murder after her body was found at their Springfield, Mo., home. Godejohn is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. Although Gypsy was charged with second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in her mother’s death, she was granted parole after serving 85 percent of her time.
Now that she’s free, Gypsy is planning to be a guiding light for other victims of Munchausen by proxy, aspiring to make herself a better person and do some good in the world. She has even reached out to family to ensure that her mother’s wishes to be buried with her mother are honored.