Gypsy Rose Blanchard announces she’s pregnant with her first child

Gypsy Rose Blanchard has shared some big personal news: she’s expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Ken Urker. This announcement comes shortly after the 32-year-old was released from prison in December and following her divorce from Ryan Anderson. Gypsy Rose revealed the surprise pregnancy in a recent video on her YouTube channel, expressing both her shock and excitement about becoming a mom.

“We’re both very excited, this was not planned at all it was completely unexpected but we’re both very excited to take on this new journey of parenthood,” Gypsy Rose shared with her viewers. She described the early symptoms that led her to discover her pregnancy, which included intense cravings and an unrelenting hunger, ultimately leading to the realization she had missed a period. Despite recent fertility tests suggesting she might need medication to conceive, a conversation with Ken prompted her to take a pregnancy test, which confirmed the unexpected news.

Gypsy’s life has been a whirlwind of public and personal activity since her release from prison, where she served nearly eight years for her role in the murder of her mother, Claudine ‘Dee Dee’ Blanchard. Her boyfriend at the time, Nicholas Godejohn, who also participated in the crime, received a life sentence. The case revealed that Dee Dee had been forcing Gypsy to feign terminal illness as part of a ‘Munchausen by proxy’ scenario, which included severe medical abuse.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is expecting her first child. (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

The story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard continues to capture public attention, showing a woman trying to move forward from a deeply troubled past. She recently paid homage to her late mother on Mother’s Day, reflecting on her complex feelings toward her. “It does not go without notice that my own biological mother is not here to celebrate Mother’s Day,” she said.

Gypsy has been in the headlines a lot since her release. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Despite the painful history, Gypsy Rose chooses to remember her mother for the positives, however few they might be. “Was she a good mom? No. Was she the best mom in the world? No. But she was still my mom so what I choose to feel about her, whether that be guilt, anger, grief, resentment; whatever,” she explained. As she prepares to embark on her own journey into motherhood, it remains to be seen how Gypsy Rose will navigate her new role under the weight and wisdom of her experiences.