Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s one-time love interest, who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering her mother in 2015, is apparently still carrying a torch for her.
Nicholas Godejohn allegedly professed his love for the 27-year-old and served up an ultimatum after finding out she’d recently gotten engaged from prison to another man. In fact, she says he proposed himself.
“Gypsy says that Godejohn said he wanted to be the one to marry her and would give her one month to choose between him and Ken,” Dr. Phil McGraw said on the most recent episode of his true crime podcast "Analysis of Murder."
Ken is Gypsy’s new fiancé.
Dr. Phil said that after Ken and Gypsy got engaged, Godejohn wrote her a long note letting her know he found out she got engaged and declaring his love for her.
That letter prompted an “emotional experience” for Gypsy and she debated whether or not to write back to him, Dr. Phil said on the podcast.
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“But in the end, she decided to stick with Ken, who she calls great, rather than going back to a man with a toxic past,” Dr. Phil said.
Gypsy Rose’s story has become an infamous one, the subject of several TV shows and documentaries. Her mother, Claudine “Dee Dee” Blanchard, allegedly pretended her daughter had everything from leukemia to muscular dystrophy to developmental issues and forced Gypsy to endure multiple surgeries and consume unneeded medications in a suspected case of Munchausen by proxy.
The abuse went on until Gypsy Rose helped plot her mother’s murder: Godejohn, who Gypsy Rose met online, stabbed Dee Dee to death in 2015, but the pair were ultimately caught. Godejohn was sentenced in February 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.
So, who’s this Ken guy?
“He’s a really really good guy. He’s living in Seattle right now,” Gypsy Rose recently told Dr. Phil.
“He watched a documentary about me and wrote me and I never knew what it was like to have a healthy relationship. The only other relationship I knew was my mother and Nicholas but now I see how wonderful it can be.”
Gypsy Rose told Dr. Phil that her dad and stepmother checked him out and approve of him. She’s also talked to Ken’s mom and plans to meet her in person. A wedding date has not been revealed. Ken plans to move from Seattle to Missouri to be closer to Gypsy Rose, the podcast reveals.
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