Now, details of the online romance that led to her decision to kill her abuser have been revealed.
Though the then 23-year-old had only met Nicholas Godejohn once before the day he stabbed her mother Dee Dee to death in June 2015, her father has no doubt the relationship was real.
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So how did the romance begin? And what role did love play in Gypsy’s decision to kill her mother?
According to her step-mother Kristy Blanchard, Gypsy’s desire to escape from her mother’s abuse – which consisted of her convincing the world of extensive illnesses and conditions she never had – was also a desire to escape to a new life with Nicholas.
“She wasn’t looking for a hit man or anything, she was looking for love,” Kristy told People.
The US woman also compared their actions to the final scene’s of Disney’s rapunzel adaption Tangled – one of Gypsy’s favourite movies.
“It’s like she played out that part of the fairy tale, you know?”
“She got rid of the evil [villain].”
Online romance blooms.
Gypsy and Nicholas first met online more than a year before Dee Dee’s death, according to her father and stepmother.
Gypsy set up an online dating profile as a way to escape her mother’s control and the relationship started off like any other, her family said.
Her mother had told everyone she had muscular dystrophy and it was only after a year of chatting that Gypsy told Nicholas she could walk.