Nicholas Godejohn Bought Gypsy Rose During One Of His BDSM Fantasies

Before they conspired to murder her mother, Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, spun an elaborate series of BDSM-related fantasies online.

By Gina Tron

Gypsy Rose Blanchard  and Nicholas Godejohn — the killer couple that conspired together to murder Gypsy’s mother, Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard — had a fascination with the BDSM lifestyle. Their fascination went so far as Godejohn actually attempting to buy his lover as part of a fantasy.

The couple met on a Christian dating site. Not only did Gypsy’s mom not know she was on a dating site — her daughter wasn’t allowed to date, period.  Dee Dee “did not approve of Gypsy being romantically involved with anyone,” according to court documents obtained by Oxygen.com. Instead, Dee Dee preferred to keep a tight imaginary leash on Gypsy, while abusing her for years. 

Since Gypsy was very young, Dee Dee pretended that her daughter had everything from leukemia to muscular dystrophy to developmental issues, forcing her to endure multiple unnecessary surgeries and medical treatments — a condition known as Munchausen by proxy.


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Before meeting on the Christian dating site, Godejohn told the producers of “Killer Couples: Gypsy Rose & Nick: A Love To Kill For” airing on Oxygen Saturday, July 13 at 7/6c that he was “basically alone.” He lived in Wisconsin, two states away, and had trouble making friends, in part because of his autism, his father said on the show.

“Nick, he was lonely,” Bobby Godejohn said. “He loved the Internet because he was able to connect with people.”

When Nicholas connected with Gypsy on Oct. 9, 2012, he apparently felt like he could be himself. Eventually, he felt so comfortable with her that he opened up about his BDSM fixation, journalist M.J. Pack told "Killer Couples." BDSM refers to a variety of sexual activities involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and related dynamics.

Eight days after Gypsy and Godejohn connected, they decided to make it official: They were boyfriend and girlfriend. Godejohn said it felt like Gypsy was a long-lost friend.

About a year into their relationship, they started talking both marriage and BDSM fantasies. 

Their conversations — which first revolved around love and marriage — but took a more sexual turn, as Nick began to open up about his own desires, Pack explained on “Killer Couples.”

According to those interviewed, Nicholas wanted to be Gypsy’s master. 

The pair would exchange videos back and forth, and everything that Gypsy did in the videos was upon Godejohn’s orders, according to those interviewed for the show.

“I am embracing my Role and duties,” Gypsy wrote on a secret Facebook account, in a post that Pack showed to Oxygen. “I am learning more about myself, I am confident and fulfilled. I live and breathe to serve My Master <3”

It went further, too.

“He had actually sent her a bill of sale that would essentially make Gypsy his property,” Assistant Greene County Prosecutor Nathan Chapman said on “Killer Couples.” A bill of sale is typically a document that transfers the ownership of goods from one person to another.

In addition to and intertwined with all the BDSM talk, were the various personalities the pair made up. Each personality was a different side of them.

Gypsy had Rose, the “most mature form of Gypsy,” Nicholas Godejohn told "Killer Couples," and “Bella,” her romantic side. There was also Kitty, which he described as “basically like the little girl inside her.” 

Gypsy’s more sexualized side, conversely, was called Candy: “The best way to describe that part of her was just, basically, her slutty part … That would probably be best in with my sexual part of me” Godejohn told the producers of “Killer Couples.”

Meanwhile, Gypsy’s evil side, Godejohn said, was named Ruby; she was the counterpart to his evil side, Victor, a 500-year-old vampire. 

In the end, Gypsy asked Victor to kill her mother for her. Godejohn’s alter ego accepted.

Dr. Marc Feldman, a psychiatrist featured on "Killer Couples" told Oxygen.com's Stephanie Gomulka that it is “tough to know the degree of authenticity behind the other characters or personality states that seem to develop [between the couple.] But I've always retained the feeling that it was much more authentic in Nick's case than in Gypsies and Gypsy may have used these other personality characteristics or the assumption of other characters in a manipulative way.”

In 2015, Godejohn took a Greyhound bus to Missouri, Detective Alan Voss told Oxygen, where Gypsy provided him with a knife. He then stabbed Dee Dee to death, and the pair attempted to run away, but were caught after a Facebook post they made while hiding out at Godejohn’s home in Wisconsin. Investigators traced the post straight back to them. 

He was sentenced in February 2019 to life in prison, after being convicted of first-degree murder. Gypsy Rose, meanwhile, was sentenced in 2016 to 10 years in prison, after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for her role in the attack.

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