What a tangled web they wove. The real-life versions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Nick Godejohn — portrayed by Joey King and Calum Worthy in Hulu’s The Act — exchanged text messages where they discussed killing Gypsy’s mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, which were later used in the case against Godejohn. Those messages exposed their plot to murder Dee Dee and ultimately led Gypsy’s now ex-boyfriend to end up in jail for the rest of his life.
Did Gypsy and Nick Say They’d Kill Dee Dee in the Texts?
The couple — who met on the internet and mostly had a long-distance relationship — did appear to plot Dee Dee’s murder via text. “Honey, you forget I am ruthless, and my hatred of her will force her to die,” Godejohn once texted Gypsy, according to Buzzfeed. Later, Gypsy texted her boyfriend, “Hun does he require just the [gloves] and knife?” referring to Nick’s “evil side.” Nick answered that “side” of him needed duct tape too, which Gypsy offered to pre-cut, according to an episode of Dr. Phil in which Gypsy was interviewed about the murder.
On the night Dee Dee was murdered, Gypsy texted Godejohn, “I’ll hand him the knife and the duck tape inside Darling,” which is a pretty clear indication that she was all in for her boyfriend to kill her mom. Gypsy also admitted that at one point, she wrote to Godejohn, “Victor, will you please come kill my mother for me because I can’t do it myself,” according to CBS-WTSP.
Why Do Godejohn and Gypsy Refer to Other People in Their Texts?
Godejohn and Gypsy both used alter-egos during their discussions, the Springfield News-Leader reported in November 2018. Godejohn’s was just his “evil side,” while Gypsy’s was called Ruby. However, Gypsy also discussed Godejohn’s alter-ego Victor during her interview with Dr. Phil. “He had multiple personalities that were violent and scary,” Gypsy told him in 2017. “He thought he was a 500-year-old vampire named Victor. I thought I was in love with him, the good side of him.”
What Else Did Gypsy and Godejohn Discuss In Their Texts?
Gypsy and Godejohn talked of just about everything in their text exchanges. They’d send sexually explicit messages to one another, and dreamed of spending their lives together, the Springfield News-Leader reported. But it was the disturbing messages planning Dee Dee’s death that landed Godejohn in prison and Gypsy with a plea deal to spend ten years in jail on a second-degree murder charge.