Gypsy Rose Blanchard's fiance, Ken, is clearly smitten with her, according to her stepmother, Kristy Blanchard.
Gypsy, 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. But that hasn't stopped her from finding love.
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.
“He loves Gypsy very much, and you can clearly see that when he talks about her and looks at her,” Kristy told People of Ken, adding that she and Gypsy's father, Rod Blanchard, are fans of his.
An exclusive image published by E! News last week shows the happy couple posing together along with Gypsy's father and stepmother.
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.