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].”