Gypsy Rose Blanchard is a married woman. While fans know of her ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn — who helped her carry out the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, in 2015 — not much is known about her husband, Ryan Scott Anderson, following their July 2022 nuptials.
Who Is Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Husband Ryan Scott Anderson?
Ryan is from Lake Charles, Louisiana, according to the marriage license obtained by In Touch on July 26, 2022. Gypsy’s husband currently works as a teacher in the state.
“We’re in love,” Gypsy told People of her relationship with Ryan in an interview published in December 2023. Ryan, along with her family and former doctors, are set to share their views on her complicated life story in the upcoming docuseries, The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, premiering on Lifetime on January 5, 2024.
“I want to make sure that people in abusive relationships do not resort to murder,” she told the outlet. “It may seem like every avenue is closed off but there is always another way. Do anything, but don’t take this course of action.”
How Did Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Ryan Anderson Meet?
Gypsy met Ryan during her prison incarceration after he reached out to her via prison mail. Despite Gypsy receiving hundreds of letters more than different men, she found a connection with the educator.
“Ryan’s from Louisiana… and I’m originally from Louisiana, and I saw that, I’m kinda like, ‘Oh, hey, someone from my home state!’ So I wrote him a letter back and we became friends,” Blanchard recalled, adding that she was “all alone” in prison. “And of course more than friends, and then now we’re married.”
When Did Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Ryan Scott Anderson Get Married?
Gypsy and Ryan tied the knot in Livingston County, Missouri, on June 27, 2022. The certificate was recorded on July 21, 2022.
Why Was Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Prison?
She is currently serving a 10-year sentence for her involvement in the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. It’s believed that the mother of one suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental disorder caused Dee Dee to fabricate Gypsy’s age and various medical ailments in order to gain sympathy and benefit from charitable organizations. Gypsy became a local star and was given special treatment, including being given free trips to Disneyland and having well-wishers pay the family’s bills. She will be released from prison on December 28, 2023, In Touch exclusively confirmed, according to Karen Pojmann, the Communications Director Missouri Department of Corrections.
Who Else Has Gypsy Rose Blanchard Dated?
Gypsy’s first known romance was with Nicholas Godejohn, whom she met on the Christian dating site ChristianDatingForFree.com in 2012. The pair continued to talk online until they met in person for the first time in 2015, according to The Guardian.
She supposedly enlisted Nick’s help to kill her mother. After Dee Dee’s body was discovered in 2015, they were found in Wisconsin and were both charged for her murder.
In November 2018, Nick was found guilty of first-degree murder for being a co-conspirator to the crime. He was sentenced to life in prison in February 2019 at his trial. The Springfield News-Leader reported that he has no possibility for parole, though prosecutors didn’t pursue the death penalty.
Meanwhile, Gypsy made a plea deal with prosecutors in July 2016. She agreed to plead guilty to a second-degree murder charge in exchange for a 10-year sentence.
During a January 2018 interview with ABC News, Nick claimed Gypsy “was basically the mastermind behind it all [and] I was basically a hired hit man in its own weird sense.” He continued, “I loved Gypsy to the point where I would … do anything for her. I’ve proven that with what I did. Unfortunately, because of how far I went, I feel as if she’s betrayed me. I feel that she’s abandoned me.”
Prior to her romance with Ryan, Gypsy was engaged to a man named Ken. After meeting through a pen pal program at her prison, In Touch exclusively revealed they were engaged in April 2019. However, Gypsy’s stepmom, Kristy Blanchard, confirmed the pair called off the engagement just months later in August.
“I’m afraid she’ll meet someone and marry him,” Fancy said at the time, noting that Gypsy was talking to several men from behind bars.
“These are guys from the support groups, the Gypsy support groups,” she explained. “They attached themselves to Gypsy, and a lot of them just want fame. One of the guys was 20 years older; they’ve already broken up. Some of the guys have even gone to the prison to meet Gypsy.”
Have Gypsy and Ryan Sparked Divorce Rumors in the Past?
The couple sparked split rumors more than once, and in November 2022, Gypsy wrote to her family to inform them that she was filing for an annulment.
“It is with a heavy heart that this morning I made a decision to go ahead and file for annulment and end my marriage with Ryan,” the letter read. “My marriage ends with no fault to either of us. I believe we are just in different places in our lives, and find it too difficult to walk a path together, at this point.”
“I don’t know who you are, or why you chose ME to try and find your 15 minutes of fame, but I have friends everywhere, and I know what lies you’ve told online,” she wrote in an email to Josh after he sent her messages insinuating that he was wanted a romantic relationship with her. “I am a married woman, my [husband’s] name is Ryan Anderson, and we do NOT appreciate crazy people like you spreading lies. … I may look cute, but I have a smart-ass mouth, and I’m not afraid to tell you to go f–k yourself.”
Shortly after Gypsy sent Josh the message, the former Bachelor Nation member posted a screenshot of her email via his Instagram Stories.
“All I did was ask to get to know her,” Josh wrote across the photo. “This was totally uncalled for.”
Josh then revealed a message that he received from Ryan, which read, “What kind of bulls–t are you spewing you worthless panty wearing douchebag.” On top of that, Josh claimed that Ryan had sent him “threatening voicemails” as well.
In September 2023, In Touch further confirmed that Gypsy’s legal last name is still Anderson.
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When Is Gypsy Rose Blanchard Getting Out of Prison?
Gypsy was released from prison on December 28, 2023. Her release was previously confirmed by family friend Titania Gisclair, who told In Touch that Gypsy was “ready” to be free.
“I believe she will, with the help of a lot of people, she will thrive and she will become a better person,” Titania said. “And I think that that will help her to become that person.”
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