Gypsy Rose Blanchard Shares Photos of New Fiancé Ken

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Shares Photos of New Fiancé Ken July 17, 2019

Gypsy Rose is getting married and she shared a photo of her new fiancé Ken with the world. The photos shared by E-News show a beaming Gypsy alongside her father, stepmother, and fiancé Ken.

According to an article by E-News, Gypsy Rose introduced her fiancé to her parents, Rod and Kristy Blanchard, in March. During the meeting, the family snapped a series of photos together. Ken met with Gypsy’s parents during a visitation in prison. Gypsy Rose is currently serving a 10-year sentence for the murder of her mother Dee Dee Blanchard.

According to a family friend, Fancy Marcelli, Gypsy’s parents enjoyed getting to know Ken. Gypsy’s father brought a pot of his famous gumbo to share with the group.

The news of Gypsy’s engagement became public earlier this year. Ken proposed to Gypsy after communicating with her through email and in-face visits. Fancy Marcelli told E-News that Ken reached out to Gypsy through prison email after watching a documentary about her case. Over the course of several months, the two developed a close friendship. After meeting in person, Gypsy and Ken’s friendship developed into something more.

In January 2019, Ken proposed to Gypsy Rose. She gladly accepted his offer, and now the two are excited to plan a future together.

“That turned into a relationship through email,” Macelli said. “And then he went and visited her. That was the beginning of this friendship, which turned into something more than a friendship. At the beginning of this year, they decided to get engaged.”

The marriage between the lovebirds will have to wait. Gypsy Rose is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for the murder of her mother Dee Dee Blanchard. However, Fancy Marcelli said the two plan to wed behind bars in Januray 2010. Gypsy Rose orchestrated the murder with her then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn. Godejohn is now serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Following her arrest, prosecutors learned that Rose had been a victim of Munchausen-by-proxy by her mother Dee Dee. When they determined Dee Dee subjected Rose to years of abuse, medical procedures, and captivity, they offered her a plea deal. Rose accepted the agreement and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Rose is nearly half-way through her sentence. She will be eligible for parole in 2024. If she is released, she will be 33-years-0ld. According to Fancy Marcelli, Gypsy and Ken will wed after her release from prison. Additionally, the two will go ring shopping at that time. Gypsy Rose is currently wearing a ring given to her by another inmate who is going through a divorce.

Since Rose has been incarcerated, she has used her time in prison to complete her education. She is in the process of finishing her GED. Additionally, Rose takes classes to help manage her trauma from her childhood.

Despite Rose being 28-years-old, she’s never lived on her own. Her mother forced her to live with her until her murder. Rose said she believed she had to kill her mother or else she would die. When Rose is released, she will have her first taste of life without the control of her mother or the prison.

For now, Gypsy Rose appears happy and in love. Whether the relationship will last until her release from prison, remains to be seen.

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  • Lisa Cybergirl

    It’s amazing to see her now, looking healthy and well and age-appropriate! I remember reading that she felt free in prison, because her mother was not there to dictate her every move and undermine her health.
    I feel so divided about this case. On the one hand, I can’t condone murder. On the other hand, Gypsy was living a nightmare.

  • phatkhat

    IKR? DeeDee was, herself, sick, but instead of seeking help for monstrous behavior that she had to know was not right, she tortured her daughter for years. She easily could have killed Gypsy. Instead of prison, it seemed to me that Gypsy should have been given supervised probation where she could receive education, training in how to live on her own, and mental health care.

    Godejohn has mental problems, too, IIRC. I think his sentence was too harsh as well. He maybe should have got the 10 years.

  • persephone

    If Gypsy had been kidnapped and treated the way she was by the kidnapper, the same as her mother treated her, then Gypsy had killed the kidnapper and escaped, she almost certainly would have been freed under a self-defense plea.

    It’s ridiculous that behavior within families is accepted that would be felonies if someone else did it.

  • She never should have been charged, really.