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Where Gypsy Rose Blanchard's ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn is now

Rhianna Benson

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Where Gypsy Rose Blanchard's ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn is now

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard was finally released from prison yesterday (28 December) after serving eight years for the second degree murder of her own mother.

The young woman is now walking free from from Missouri's Chillicothe Correctional Center after being granted parole in September of this year following the 2015 brutal stabbing of her 48-year-old mum, Dee Dee Blanchard.

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The now 32-year-old spent her entire childhood being subjected to unnecessary procedures and medications due to her mother, who convinced her and countless health care professionals that she had a range of terminal illnesses, including leukemia, asthma, and muscular dystrophy.

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But when Gypsy Rose started growing up and realised she really wasn't as sick as her mum had always insisted and was, in fact, being abused, she eventually planned for her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn - who she met online on a dating chat site - to kill her mother while she waited in the bathroom.

The heinous treatment of Gypsy throughout her childhood, however, resulted in millions of people calling for her release when she was initially charged with Dee Dee's second-degree murder.

Godejohn, however, was handed a life sentence without the possibility of parole after single-handedly carrying out the attack.

Dee Dee claimed Gypsy Rose had numerous health issues, including leukemia and muscular dystrophy. Credit: HBO
Dee Dee claimed Gypsy Rose had numerous health issues, including leukemia and muscular dystrophy. Credit: HBO
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At his sentencing back in 2019, he claimed that being 'blindly in love' had spurred his criminal actions, adding "that was always very much the case."

But following Gypsy's release back into society after only serving eight of her 10 year sentence, many followers of this twisted case of torture, alleged abduction and murder have been wondering what the future holds for Godejohn.

Well, it turns out that Gypsy and Godejohn’s relationship deteriorated quickly after the pair were sentenced, before she went on to get engaged to another man in April 2019.

Gypsy Rose has even admitted to regretting her mother’s death, with her once telling PEOPLE: "I was desperate to get out of that situation."

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Police found Gypsy did not have any of the medical conditions her mother had claimed she had. Credit: ABC News
Police found Gypsy did not have any of the medical conditions her mother had claimed she had. Credit: ABC News

She went on: "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.' I kind of struggle with that.

"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."

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But in a one-off interview from prison in 2019, Godejohn confessed that doesn’t at all feel the same way about Dee Dee's murder.

Appearing on the Oxygen special Gypsy Rose & Nick: A Love to Kill, he recalled their relationship as having been "the best days of my life."

Nicholas Godejohn doesn't regret the murder. Credit: Oxygen
Nicholas Godejohn doesn't regret the murder. Credit: Oxygen

"From the very beginning, I just knew we were soulmates," Godejohn claimed. "Those five days when I was actually with her, physically with her, those five days were the most intense, and magical, and awe-inspiring days I’ve ever had."

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He went on: "Somehow I just knew, deep within my heart, some way me and her would end up being together in the end. There’s no other option, we gotta do it.

"I wanted to make sure her mom was not going to harm her anymore. I made sure of that."

Godejohn still resides at the Potosi Correctional Center.

Back in August 2022, he appeared in a Greene County courtroom, where he requested to set aside his previous conviction and order a new trial on the grounds that he had ineffective counsel in his trial.

In March this year, however, his motion to vacate, set aside, or correct judgment and sentence was denied.

Topics: Crime, True Crime

Rhianna Benson
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