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.
The uninitiated might find themselves confused by the affection for Gypsy Rose.
After all, 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.
Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen by Proxy syndrome, which led her to convince the world that Gypsy 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
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 Gypsy that she was several years younger than she actually is.
When Gypsy began to sort out the truth, Dee Dee conned her into believing that she would be held responsible and imprisoned if their con was ever revealed.
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:
Longtime friend and representative Fancy Macelli (this whole narrative is loaded with great names) told E! News this week that Gypsy found the …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip