Gypsy Rose Blanchard Reveals She Shot Her Mother in New Docuseries After Years of Abuse, Deception

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who was recently released from prison in connection to her mother’s killing, has revealed shocking details about her troubled past and abusive relationship with her mother in a new docuseries. In the Lifetime docuseries “The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard,” she shares her harrowing experiences of growing up with a mother who subjected her to unnecessary medical treatments and confined her to a wheelchair.

Blanchard alleges that her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, manipulated and abused her for years, fabricating various illnesses and disabilities. She claims her mother’s actions led to increasingly desperate attempts to escape her household. She also disclosed that her mother began to show more tyrannical behavior as she grew up and sought independence.

The docuseries recounts an incident where Blanchard, feeling desperate and fearful for her life, attempted to shoot her mother in their home. She claims her mother’s factitious disorder imposed on another, formerly known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, led to the unnecessary medical procedures and manipulation. Her mother’s lies and manipulation left Blanchard feeling defeated and ultimately led her to conspire with her boyfriend to kill her mother, leading to her imprisonment.

Following her release from prison, Blanchard has opened up about her traumatic experiences and the abusive environment she endured. Despite her early release, she has been haunted by the memories of her tumultuous relationship with her mother and the events that ultimately led to her incarceration.

In 2015, Blanchard’s then-boyfriend fatally stabbed her mother, leading to Blanchard’s guilty plea to second-degree murder and a 10-year prison sentence. After sharing her story, Blanchard has brought attention to the complexities of her abusive past and the long-lasting impact it has had on her life.