Gypsy Rose Blanchard is a free woman who is "living her best life", according to friends.
She even recently hosted a prison release party to celebrate her restart. One of those at the party was M. J. Pack, an American true crime writer and journalist. Speaking with Mamamia's True Crime Conversations, M. J. acknowledges that her friendship with Gypsy Rose was completely unexpected.
But there's a reason why the pair had a connection - and M. J. says the world is getting one thing wrong about Gypsy Rose.
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Gypsy Rose spent eight years in prison following her involvement in the murder of her mother Dee Dee Blanchard. Gypsy Rose had persuaded an online boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to kill her mother.
The case gained international attention after it was revealed that Dee Dee had essentially kept her daughter prisoner, forcing her to use a wheelchair and feeding tube. Dee Dee had also made Gypsy Rose pretend for years that she was suffering from serious illnesses. In the later years, Gypsy Rose alleges there was physical abuse and degradation as well, saying she believes her mother did it to keep control over her.