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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Marries a Louisiana Man While in Prison

Six years into her 10-year prison sentence, Gypsy Rose Blanchard is a married woman.

On June 27, in Chillicothe, Missouri, Blanchard, 30, married Ryan Scott Anderson, 36 of Saint Charles, Louisiana, the Livingston County Deeds Registry confirmed.

No information has been released on how the couple met. Blanchard was previously engaged to another man while in prison whom she met while exchanging letters.

Blanchard is serving a 10-year prison sentence for his role in the June 2015 murder of his mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, in Springfield.

After the murder, it was revealed that Dee Dee Blanchard had subjected her daughter to years of abuse due to Munchausen syndrome by proxy – a condition in which one person, usually a parent, forces another, usually their child, sick – and kept her prisoner, forcing her to act like she couldn’t walk and had dozens of health issues, all part of an elaborate fraud scheme.

Gypsy Blanchard as she appeared on the "Dr Phil" show on Nov. 21 and 22, 2017.

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After years of abuse, Gypsy Blanchard enlisted the help of her online boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to help kill her mother. Godejohn, then 27, traveled from Wisconsin to Springfield and stabbed Dee Dee Blanchard to death inside his home.

Godejohn is serving a life sentence after being convicted of first degree murder in 2018.

Gypsy Blanchard pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2016. She could be released on parole as early as December 2023.

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Jordan Meier covers public safety for the Springfield News-Leader. Contact her at [email protected], or on Twitter @Jordan_Meier644.