Became the focus of multiple documentaries and reenactment shows amid speculation she killed her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. In March 2019, her story was the subject of the first season of Hulu's true crime anthology series, The Act. The case was also the subject of HBO's Mommy Dead and Dearest.
Dee Dee had Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and abused Gypsy for her entire childhood and young adulthood in order to create the illusion that Gypsy suffered from multiple chronic illnesses.
She killed her mother in June 2015. In July, she accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced to ten years in jail.
Her parents were Dee Dee and Rod Blanchard. She met her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn via the internet.