There are few true crime stories more horrifying than that of the early life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard.
After being released from prison on December 28, 2023, Gypsy's been in the news a lot lately, and there's a good chance you're aware of this case.
But ICYMI, Gypsy Rose's mum, Dee Dee Blanchard, raised her daughter to believe she was suffering from a range of serious illnesses by falsifying her medical records, forcing her to use a wheelchair, and making her eat through a feeding tube – among other things.
Gypsy and her then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn conspired to murder Dee Dee (whose actions were in line with a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome by proxy) in 2015, with Nick stabbing the woman to death in her bed.
Flash-forward to this year and Gypsy has just been released from prison after eight years behind bars.
"First selfie of freedom!" she wrote to an Instagram following of almost 6 million.
During her incarceration, Gypsy's story inspired the 2019 TV series The Act, which dramatised the events leading up to the murder, casting Joey King as Gypsy Rose and Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee.
Watch the trailer for The Act. Post continues after video.