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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Spotted Getting Symbolic Matching Tattoos with Ex-Fiancé Ken Urker

Blanchard got matching ink with her former fiancé Ken Urker in the design of a Husky to symbolize their "strong bond."

By Elisabeth Ford

Gypsy Rose Blanchard was spotted getting a matching tattoo with her ex-fiancé following reports of her split from husband Ryan Anderson.

TMZ broke the news Tuesday that Blanchard was seen at a tattoo parlor in Cut Off, Louisiana, on Monday with Ken Urker, the man she was previously engaged to while serving time for the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. The outlet reported that the pair were inked with matching Huskies.

Bobby Pitre, the owner of Sailor Bob’s Tattoo shop and Blanchard’s cousin, confirmed the report to People. "It was matching Husky dog tattoos. A symbol for their strong bond," Pitre wrote in a text to People.

The outlet also spoke with the artist, Nadiya Vizier, who said the black-ink tattoos were placed on Urker’s left forearm and Blanchard’s right forearm, so the dogs face each other when their arms are put together.

“They were happy and excited,” Vizier told People.

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It was reported that the two went to lunch the same day of their tattoo rendezvous.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s split from husband Ryan Anderson

Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Ryan Anderson on the red carpet for The Prison Confessions Of Gypsy Rose Blanchard

The news comes after Blanchard announced her separation from her husband of less than two years in a private Facebook post.

"People have been asking what is going on in my life. Unfortunately my husband and I are going through a separation," the 32-year-old wrote.

Blanchard said she now resides with her father and his family “down the bayou,” which is not far from the tattoo parlor where she was seen with Urker.

Prior to their separation, Anderson and Blanchard were very public on social media, with the former convict posting intimate information about the couple’s relationship. She once shared in an Instagram comment responding to hate on social media that Anderson was “rocking my world every night,” Oxygen.com reported.

She has since deactivated all of her public social media accounts under advisement from her parole officer, simultaneously apologizing for “lack of accountability” in her first few months out of prison.

“I did a bad thing,” Blanchard said in a since-deleted TikTok, according to People.

Are Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Ken Urker Back Together?

There is now speculation that Blanchard and Urker are rekindling their relationship, but Urker’s mother, Raina Williams, said the pair are just friends.

"They are not back together," Williams told People. "They're very cool. Ken is just being a supportive friend to her and that's it."

She continued: "I know that after she announced the separation, [Urker] was like, 'I've got to be there for her.’ I said, 'Be very careful with that. She's a married woman and you don't want to hurt her.' And he's like, 'You're right. I would never do that. I would never ever do that. I will be super careful.'"

Urker and Blanchard announced their engagement in 2019 after their year and a half courtship via pen pal correspondence. However, the two quietly ended their relationship in 2020. 

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Blanchard went on to marry Anderson in 2022.

"My son has never had any kind of ill intentions towards Gypsy," Williams told People. "It devastated him when they broke up the first time. But he truly thought that was what was best for Gypsy."

Why was Gypsy Rose Blanchard in prison?

Blanchard was released from prison in December after serving nearly eight years behind bars for the murder of her mother, Dee Dee. She was given a lesser sentence by prosecutors after it was concluded that she was likely the victim of Munchhausen syndrome by proxy — also known as Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Blanchard pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2016 after she helped orchestrate the fatal stabbing of Dee Dee in 2015 with her then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn, who remains behind bars.