It looks like Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s relationship with Nick Godejohn is over for good. The 27-year-old and her ex are both serving time behind bars for the murder of Gypsy’s mother, Dee Dee, and a family friend tells In Touch exclusively that the former flames no longer speak.
Nick reached out to Gypsy, however she wasn’t interested in opening up contact again. “He did send her a letter and she just threw it away,” family friend Fancy Macelli tells In Touch exclusively. “I don’t think they’re supposed to communicate, but she just has no interest in that part of her life.”
When Gypsy first met Nick through a Christian dating website, they formed an instant connection. Despite everything that’s transpired between them, Nick said during a candid 2018 interview that a “part of him will probably always love her.”
Nick fatally stabbed Gypsy’s mother, Dee Dee, at the family’s home in June 2015. Dee Dee was believed to have had Munchausen syndrome by proxy — which could explain why she fabricated Gypsy’s myriad of health issues. Gypsy and Nick were tried separately: she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for her involvement in the crime and is now serving a 10-year prison sentence, while Nick faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Since then, Gypsy has found new love through a pen pal program and she’s actually engaged, In Touch exclusively revealed on April 11. “She keeps him very private,” Fancy, who’s handling press for the Blanchard family in addition to working on her own TV show based on Gypsy’s story, By Proxy, told In Touch. “We’re not going to release his name or anything like that, but she does have a fiancé. That’s something she wouldn’t have ever been able to do with her mom, be engaged!”
Gypsy’s loved ones have also started a petition in hopes of getting some relief for Gypsy’s 10-year prison sentence and they address the horrific abuse she endured at the hands of her mother. In the bio, the family notes how they are hoping for “a shorter sentence, perhaps relocation to a mental facility where she can get the better help she needs” to recover from the trauma.
Reporting by Katie Bruno.