Gypsy Rose Blanchard, marking her release after an eight-year incarceration for her role in her mother Dee Dee Blanchard’s murder, is embracing her freedom with exuberance.
The 32-year-old shared moments of her lively “welcome home” celebration on TikTok, radiating joy as she posed in front of a golden balloon-adorned “welcome home” sign in a beige and white sweater. Additional photos capture the celebratory atmosphere with her father, Rod Blanchard, stepmother Kristy, and stepsister Mia Blanchard.
A TikTok video showcases Gypsy popping a champagne bottle amid confetti, accompanied by her husband Ryan. Earlier, she posted her “first selfie of freedom” on Instagram, wearing a white and blue ombre sweater, with open suitcases hinting at new beginnings.
Supportive comments flooded her Instagram post, including one from Jennifer Turpin, a survivor of parental abuse, expressing, “Awesome! Looking fab!😁❤️❤️❤️.”
Gypsy’s release follows her guilty plea to second-degree murder, a case where her mother subjected her to unnecessary medical treatment, framing her as a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. The festivities and expressions of support underscore Gypsy’s journey from incarceration to newfound freedom.
Gypsy revealed in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE before her release that she would change the past if she could.
“If I had another chance to redo everything, I don’t know if I would go back to when I was a child and tell my aunts and uncles that I’m not sick and mommy makes me sick, or, if I would travel back to just the point of that conversation with Nick and tell him, ‘You know what, I’m going to go tell the police everything,‘” Gypsy said. “I kind of struggle with that.”
However, she also clarified: “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.”