Gypsy Rose Blanchard: Internet's Favorite Murderer Gets Engaged Behind Bars!

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The era true crime obsession has made unlikely stars of everyone from Steven Avery to Ted Bundy.

But perhaps no modern murderer has won as many fans as Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

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The uninitiated might find themselves confused by the affection for Gypsy Rose.

After all, in 2015, the 27-year-old inmate admittedly convinced her then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard.

But when you delve into Gypsy's backstory -- which is rather easy to do, considering the way her case has fired the imaginations of filmmakers and actors -- you realize there's a strong case to be made for justifiable homicide.

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Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen by Proxy syndrome, which led her to convince the world that her daughter was wheelchair-bound and afflicted with a terminal illness.

Gypsy was even forced to eat through a feeding tube and shave her head as part of the effort to convince the world that she was dying from cancer.

As a result, the Blanchards received free housing from Habitat for Humanity and endless charitable donations.

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But Dee Dee's most unforgivable deception was directed at her daughter.

Gypsy spent much of her life believing that she was disabled and ill.

Her mother even managed to convince the girl that she was several years younger than she actually is.

When Gypsy began to sort out the truth, Dee Dee manipulated her into believing that she would be held responsible and imprisoned if their con was ever revealed.

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From HBO's Mommy Dead and Dearest to Hulu's The Act, Gypsy's saga has inspired numerous documentaries and TV adaptations.

Generally, the ending is portrayed as a tragic one:

Dee Dee Blanchard lost her life; Gypsy and Nicholas were both imprisoned for her murder.

But Gypsy Rose is determined to tack a happy epilogue onto her story:

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Longtime friend and representative Fancy Macelli (this whole narrative is loaded with great names) told E! News this week that Gypsy found the love of her life through a prison pen pal program, and she recently got engaged.

"I mean it's something that she's been keeping under wraps for a little bit," Macelli shared.

"It's very exciting for her, she's very excited."

Yes, these days, Gypsy is happily sporting a ring and beaming at the prospect of becoming a bride.

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"Another inmate was getting divorced and gave her that for her to just have, so that she could feel good about it," Fancy says of Gypsy's new jewelry.

"They'll go together and pick out rings, obviously later, at a time when she's out and they could do that and have their own intimate moment."

Macelli says the relationship bloomed when Gypsy's unidentified fiancé saw one of the many documentaries about her and offered words of encouragement in a letter.

"That turned into a relationship through email," Macelli says, "and then he went and visited her.

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"That was the beginning of this friendship, which turned into something more than a friendship. At the beginning of this year they decided to get engaged."

Fancy says that after years of painful and unnecessary medical treatments Gypsy has, ironically, discovered a sort of freedom in prison.

Macelli reveals that she's "flourishing" behind bars and is currently working on completing her GED.

Though Blanchard is said to be "very unhappy" with the popular Hulu series about her life, she's optimistic about her future and looking forward to reentering society.

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"Gypsy is very adamant about wanting to come out and do something good for the community in that way," says Macelli.

"But other than that, she just wants to live a normal existence with her fiancé and have a family and be happy."

Gypsy Rose Blanchard will be eligible for parole in 2024.

We offer her our sincere congratulations on her engagement.

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