Gypsy Rose May Get Out Of Prison This Year And Family Friends Warn It Would Be Very Bad

Gypsy Rose May Get Out Of Prison This Year And Family Friends Warn It Would Be Very Bad HBO

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is currently in prison for murdering her mother back in 2015. However, despite her horrific backstory, she still has a chance at a normal life as she’s soon going to be eligible for release. Sadly, family friends have concerns about whether or not Gypsy can handle life on the outside.

Where is Gypsy Rose now?

Most people are familiar with the tragic and shocking story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother Dee Dee. In the summer of 2015, Gypsy Rose and her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, were arrested for murdering Dee Dee in cold blood.

Of course, this wasn’t a simple case of vengeful murder. As it turned out, Dee Dee had raised Gypsy Rose as if she was severely disabled, drugging her with medication she didn’t need for conditions she didn’t have and keeping her in a wheelchair when she was perfectly capable of walking. It’s clear Dee Dee had Munchausen by proxy syndrome, and it was so extreme that it led Gypsy Rose to have surgeries and other often painful health procedures that were completely unnecessary.

Being treated this way for so many years is enough to make anyone crack. However, murder is murder, and both Gypsy Rose and Godejohn were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences for their crime. Gypsy Rose took a plea deal which reduced her sentence to 10 years, though Godejohn will spend his life behind bars.

So, where is Gypsy Rose now? As of 2023, she continues serving her sentence at Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri. She’s due for release in 2026.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s prison release date could be right around the corner

While there’s no set date for Gypsy Rose Blanchard to get out of prison, she is eligible for parole by the end of 2023 and could be released soon after. If the parole board believes she’s learned from her crimes and is able to be released into society, it won’t be long before she’s a free woman. However, not everyone is happy about this.

Blanchard family friends Fancy Marcelli and Titania Gisclair told InTouch that they don’t think Gypsy Rose should be released from prison as she won’t be able to cope with life outside. In fact, they think she could “end up back in prison.”

“Gypsy has served 80% of her sentence. She’s supposed to get out in 2025, but I worry about what’s going to happen to her,” Marcelli said, misstating Gypsy Rose’s original 2026 release date. “She doesn’t want counseling, which the prison offers. [And] she doesn’t feel that she needs any help. She needs better people around her.”

Marcelli went on to say that she believes Gypsy Rose is “still putting on a show for the parole board” and that she hasn’t actually changed. In fact, she’s “not open to it,” which Marcelli believes could prove problematic.

While Gypsy Rose says she wants to be an advocate for people who’ve gone through abuse, Marcelli doesn’t believe she’s in a position to do so. “[Gypsy] says she wants to be an advocate, but she has a long road ahead of her,” Marcelli explains. “There are days I think there’s no hope for Gypsy. MSBP cases are tough, but I do have hope. I just want the best for her. Her lawyer is great, he did an amazing job. I want her to come out and live a good life, but she needs intense help.”

Gisclair agrees, saying being out of prison will be hard for Gypsy Rose to deal with. “I knew Dee Dee. She was a master manipulator. I was there. Gypsy always had various medical diagnoses. I never had any reason not to believe it. Now that I look back, I can clearly see all the lies that Dee Dee told.”

“Dee Dee abused Gypsy. Her mother taught her how to scam, that’s all Gypsy knows. We all want the best for Gypsy, but the problem is that Gypsy doesn’t think she has a problem. She doesn’t think she has any childhood trauma.”

What has she been up to behind bars?

According to Marcelli, the years Gypsy Rose has spent in prison have not been without incident. In fact, she sometimes does things that are very concerning.

“She has displayed poor judgment throughout. She flies off the handle, sends troubling emails. She’s had three more relationships with men,” Marcelli says, referencing Gypsy’s dating life after ending her relationship with 30-year-old ex-fiance Ken. “I’m afraid she’ll meet someone and marry him.”

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill