Gypsy Rose Blanchard was under the influence of painkillers when she decided to kill her mother

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“I didn’t want her dead, I just wanted out of my situation, and I thought that was the only way out,” Gypsy said on ‘Good Morning America’ Friday.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is speaking up about her painkiller addiction and how it influenced her choice to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard.

Gypsy stated that she was sober when she and then-boyfriend Nicholas “Nick” Godejohn plotted Dee Dee’s murder in an interview with ABC News’ Deborah Roberts that aired on Good Morning America Friday.

“This is really hard to talk about because it took me down a really dark path,” the 32-year-old parolee said when questioned about her painkiller addiction by 20/20’s host. “But I felt like it was my only way to cope for a time.”

Gypsy went on to say that even though she was high at the time she planned to murder her mother — who had convinced everyone in her life that her daughter was terminally sick and is suspected of subjecting Gypsy to severe unneeded medical treatments — she still accepts responsibility for her actions.

“I don’t blame drugs or anything else. “I don’t make excuses,” Gypsy said. “I don’t believe my mother is a monster,” she told GMA. She was plagued by a slew of demons. I didn’t want her to die; I simply wanted to get out of my circumstances, and I believed that was the only option.”
Gypsy was freed from jail on December 28, eight years after pleading guilty to her mother’s murder. She was able to overcome her addiction throughout her prison sentence. “I’m sober now,” Gypsy told Roberts. “I haven’t used in four years, and I don’t feel the need to.”

Gypsy has been revealing glimpses of her life outside of jail on social media since her release, including her relationship with husband Ryan Scott Anderson, a special education teacher from Louisiana whom she met and married in 2022 while doing her term.
“It’s because I had to kiss a couple of frogs to get to this one,” she stated in her GMA interview, seated next to Anderson. “We’ve talked about starting a family; we just don’t know when.” Our lives are currently rather chaotic.”

Her narrative has gripped the audience, inspiring both an award-winning scripted drama, The Act, in 2019, and a documentary, Mommy Dead and Dearest, in 2017. The Prison Confessions of Gypsy, a new documentary series launching today on Lifetime, Rose Blanchard portrays Gypsy, who tells the narrative of her life and the torture she endured before killing her mother and serving a jail sentence.

When asked about the attention her tale has received, she told Roberts she had mixed feelings about it. “Of course, I’m conflicted. “I’m not looking for fame,” she explained. “I always said, I think I’m infamous, and then I came out famous.”

“Honestly, I’m a very shy person,” she continued. “[However], I don’t believe I’m doing anything that anyone else wouldn’t do.” “I’m just being myself.”

She stated that she tells her experience “to be a cautionary tale so that the next person who might be in a situation like mine, they don’t take the route that I did.”

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