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Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Freedom: Actress Joey King Speaks Out After Eight Years Behind Bars

Actress Joey King, renowned for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu’s “The Act,” has broken her silence since Gypsy’s release from prison on December 28. King expresses her happiness for Gypsy, a Munchausen by proxy survivor granted parole in 2023 after her conviction for the 2015 killing of her abusive mother, Dee Dee Blanchard.

Gypsy has emerged into the public eye post-release, making notable appearances on shows like Good Morning America and The View. Her compelling story has been the focus of various documentaries, including “The Act,” a scripted series featuring King and Patricia Arquette, who played Dee Dee.

While on a hike with her mother, King shared that she currently has no plans to meet Gypsy but remains open to the possibility. Patricia Arquette, who also played a role in “The Act,” expressed her hope that people treat Gypsy with gentleness as she navigates life beyond prison.

Having served eight years in prison after pleading guilty to her mother’s murder, Gypsy faced a 10-year sentence. Her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, convicted of murder in 2019, received a life sentence. The couple conspired to kill Dee Dee as Gypsy sought to escape her mother’s abuse, which involved Dee Dee convincing others that her daughter was terminally ill, subjecting her to unnecessary medical treatments.

Gypsy, now married to Ryan Scott Anderson, a special education teacher from Louisiana, tied the knot behind bars in 2022. Joey King celebrated for her work in “The Act” and subsequent roles in popular films like the Kissing Booth series, shares in the collective acknowledgment of Gypsy’s journey from prison to newfound freedom.

Jake Massey
Jake Massey
Journalist at the Medialinker Group
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