Gypsy Rose Blanchard Is Reportedly Engaged To Her Prison Pen Pal

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is said to be engaged to her prison pen pal, while serving time for second degree murder.

The 27-year-old is currently serving a 10-year sentence in relation to the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, who pretended for years that Gypsy was terminally ill.

Gypsy is said to have told her friends and family about her engagement with a man who contacted her after learning about her via the HBO's documentary that catapulted her to fame, Mommy Dead and Dearest.

Family friend Fancy Micelli told People: "They are very happy - you can hear excitement in her voice."

While Micelli refused to reveal the name of Gypsy's future husband, she did say the pair spent a year and a half as pen pals before beginning to date officially.

The series based on the true story of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee (Credit: HBO)
The series based on the true story of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee (Credit: HBO)

According to Micelli, the family are yet to meet the mystery man, however they've spoken to him on the phone and "approve of the engagement," she told People.

"[This relationship] is a good thing for her," she added. "And whether it ends up being that way in the end no one knows, but for her right now it's a very positive and happy time."

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

The couple are said to have decided to hold off on the wedding until Gypsy Rose is released from prison.

"She's 27 years old, she deserves to be in love and she deserves to have somebody who cares about her," Micelli said. "He's just there for her."

Gypsy Rose's story has not only been portrayed in the HBO documentary, but in Hulu's anthology series, The Act, too.

The series sees Joey King portray Gypsy, who was convicted of murdering her mother in 2015, after being a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

Munchausen syndrome is when a parent or any other form of carer makes up an illness for the person they're taking care of, often for sympathy or financial gain.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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