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Gypsy Rose Blanchard announces she is pregnant with boyfriend Ken Urker seven months after prison release

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By Germania Rodriguez Poleo, Chief U.S. Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 17:20 BST, 9 July 2024 | Updated: 17:59 BST, 9 July 2024

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is pregnant with her first child, she has announced.

The 32-year-old and her boyfriend Ken Urker, 31, shared the news on her YouTube channel on Tuesday.

'I am 11 weeks pregnant,' she said on the video. 'Ken and I are expecting our very first child come January of 2025. 

'We're both very excited - this was not planned at all, it was completely unexpected.'

Blanchard announced her separation from husband Ryan Scott Anderson in March, and said she was back with Urker the following month.

The Munchausen by proxy victim was released from Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri in December, 2023, after serving the mandatory seven years of her 10-year sentence for conspiring to kill her mother, Dee Dee.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is pregnant with her first child, she has announced

Blanchard announced her separation from husband Ryan Scott Anderson in March, and that she was back with Urker (pictured) the following month

Blanchard teared up in her video as she said she hopes to give her child 'all the things she wished she could have had when she was little.' 

She also shared she has been experiencing 'crazy mood swings.'

Blanchard and her estranged husband Anderson married while she was in prison but their relationship fell apart just weeks after her release.

Anderson told DailyMail.com he was blindsided by Blanchard's request for a divorce, and blamed it on her relationship with Urker.

'I'm not doing well with it. For me it just came out of the blue,' he said.

'I had no idea she still had such strong feelings for him,' he added, referring to Blanchard's ex-fiancé Urker.

At first, following her separation from Anderson, Blanchard insisted Urker was just a friend and there was 'no intimacy.' 

While behind bars, Gypsy further cultivated a relationship with Urker, who struck up a dialogue with the then-prisoner in 2019 through a 'letter of support' he penned after watching HBO documentary Mommy Dead And Dearest. 

Anderson told DailyMail.com he was blindsided by Blanchard's request for a divorce. The former couple are pictured in January

They then became pen pals, which gave way to a romantic relationship. The two were even briefly engaged before things fizzled out.

In 2020, Blanchard found a second romantic prospect in Anderson, who, like Ken, wrote to her while she was in prison.

The two went on to tie the knot in a private ceremony that took place in the confines prison in 2022 before their separation in March.

Blanchard's traumatic childhood and early adulthood has been fodder for documentaries, movies, books and countless magazine, newspaper and online articles. 

The Munchausen by proxy victim was released from Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri in December, 2023, having served the mandatory seven years of her 10-year sentence for conspiring to kill her mother, Dee Dee

Blanchard has had a physical transformation after her release from prison

In what has become one of the best-known cases of Munchausen by proxy, Blanchard spent her childhood posing as a wheelchair bound invalid while Dee Dee subjected her to years of ill health, shaving her head, pumping her full of unnecessary medications, and convincing the world that she was suffering from leukemia and muscular dystrophy.

Blanchard's mother's stranglehold came to an end in 2015 when she persuaded the boyfriend she had met online, Nicholas Godejohn, to creep into their home in Springfield, Missouri, and stab her mother to death.

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