Gypsy Rose Blanchard Beams Alongside Fiance Ken in Newly Released Photo

Gypsy Rose Blanchard (left) was arrested in the killing of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard (right), who authorities said had Munchhausen's by Proxy and made her daughter sick.
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A newly released photo captures Gypsy Rose Blanchard with her fiance, Ken, for the first time. 

Blanchard, now 27, is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in her mother Dee Dee Blanchard's death. 

It was revealed earlier this year that Gypsy had gotten engaged in April while in prison. Gypsy and Ken, whose last name hasn't been shared, reportedly met as pen pals after Gypsy was locked up. Ken reached out after he saw a documentary about her story. They began exchanging emails, he visited her in prison and a relationship blossomed from there.

An exclusive image published by E! News shows the happy couple posing together along with Gypsy's father and stepmother, Rod and Kristy Blanchard. 

"We really do like him and we hope to get to know him better," Kristy told People about Ken.

The relationship is Gypsy's first since that with Nicholas Godejohn, 30, who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2015 stabbing death of Dee Dee, who Gypsy said had for years made her severely ill.

Godejohn, who last year told ABC's "20/20" Gypsy orchestrated the entire killing after her mother forbade her from seeing him, said in a recent interview with Oxygen that he wanted to make sure her mom was not going to harm her anymore.

He said they had begun planning their future together as a couple, calling the five days they spent together “the most intense, and magical, and awe-inspiring days I’ve ever had.”

Experts have since deemed Gypsy's relationship with her mother a case of Munchausen by proxy, a rare mental disorder where a caretaker fabricates, induces or exaggerates illness in a person under their care for sympathy or attention. 

“Gypsy was infantilized and kept away from her peers. She was little more than a tool for Dee Dee to navigate through the world the way she wanted to,” Munchausen expert professor Marc Feldman told the Springfield News-Leader in 2016. 

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