WE tv might have a new cast member for their prison romance reality series Love After Lockup as it has just been revealed that Gypsy Rose Blanchard, subject of the Hulu true crime miniseries The Act, is engaged! And no, it isn’t her ex (and murder accomplice) Nick Godejohn.
The scoop comes from a rep for the Blanchard family, who is also currently working on a TV series that hopes to correct some of the alleged inaccuracies in The Act. Fancy Macelli tells In Touch that 27-year-old Gypsy met her fiance through a prison pen pal program. “He started writing her and then visited her,” Fancy says. “They just grew to have a relationship.”
Despite being willing to make the engagement public, Gypsy is still not willing to release his name. “She keeps him very private,” Fancy says.
There are some recent photos of Gypsy in which she appears to be wearing a ring on the ring finger of her left hand — it is unknown if that is an engagement ring. Here is an example:
Gypsy’s fiance continues to visit her often, and Fancy says the two talk “at least several times a week if not more.” In addition to Gypsy, her new man is also in contact with Gypy’s dad and step-mom. “He does have a relationship with her step-mom [Kristy Blanchard] and her dad [Ron Blanchard]. They’re actually going to meet him next month, but they’ve been communicating with him for a long time through phone calls, emails, all of that.”
Gypsy was sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, in July of 2015. The earliest release date for Gypsy is in 2024, so the two lovebirds are in no hurry. “They’re taking it slow,” Fancy reveals. “They don’t know exactly what they’re going to do when she gets out. It’s a long way down the road, obviously, so things can change.”
There are many people, including Gypsy herself, who think that her release date should be a little less further down the road. “I believe, firmly, that no matter what, murder is not OK,” Gypsy admitted to Dr. Phil in a November, 2017 interview. “But at the same time, I don’t believe I deserve as many years as I got.” She continued: “I do believe that I do deserve to spend some time in prison for that crime, but also, I understand why it happened and I don’t believe that I’m in the right place to get the help that I need.”
* AUTHOR’S NOTE: One of the many crazy aspects of Gypsy’s story is that she officially has an “e” at the end of her last name, according to court documents and prison records, while her father and step-mother do not. I assume that is due to the deceptive tactics of Dee Dee in altering her daughter’s records over the years. I have dropped the “e” to avoid confusion.