Gypsy Rose Blanchard Released From Prison

Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2016 after conspiring to kill her mother, Dee Dee.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is officially out of prison, ET can confirm. On Thursday, Gypsy, 32, was released from prison eight years after she pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Blanchard was released early in the day from the Chillicothe Correctional Center at 3:30 a.m. local time. Karen Pojmann, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Corrections, told the Associated Press that Blanchard was granted parole after serving 85 percent of her original sentence, Pojmann said.

Dee Dee's murder came after she is believed to have inflicted years of abuse on Gypsy due to Munchausen by proxy, a rare disorder in which a guardian exaggerates or induces illness in a child for attention and sympathy.

In 2015, Gypsy asked her then-boyfriend, Nicholas "Nick" Godejohn, to kill her mother after she suffered years of abuse due to Munchausen by proxy, a rare disorder in which a guardian exaggerates or induces illness in a child for attention and sympathy. Nick proceeded to commit the crime while Gypsy waited in the bathroom.

"I heard her scream once, and there was more screaming but not like the kind in a horror film. Just like a startled scream, and she asked, 'Who was it that was in the bedroom?' And she called out to my name about three or four times,'" Gypsy told ABC News's 20/20 back in 2018. "And at that point, I wanted to go help her so bad, but I was so afraid to get up. It's like my body wouldn't move. Then everything just went quiet."

Days before her release, Gypsy told People that she regretted conspiring with Nick, who was sentenced to life in prison, to kill her mom. 

"Nobody will ever hear me say I'm glad she's dead or I'm proud of what I did. I regret it every single day," Gypsy said. "She didn't deserve that. She was a sick woman and unfortunately I wasn't educated enough to see that. She deserved to be where I am, sitting in prison doing time for criminal behavior."

Now that she's out of prison, Gypsy plans to tell her story in an upcoming Lifetime docuseries, The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, which will premiere Jan. 5.

"I want to make sure that people in abusive relationships do not resort to murder," she said. "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."

She'll also reunite with her husband, Ryan Anderson, whom she wed in a 2022 prison ceremony, as well as her dad and stepmom.

"I'm on the eve of happiness," she said. "It's a journey. I'm still really trying to come to a place of forgiveness for her, for myself and the situation. I still love my mom. And I'm starting to understand that it was something that was maybe out of her control, like an addict with an impulse. That helps me with coping and accepting what happened."