18 Facts You Might Not Know About Dee Dee And Gypsy Rose Blanchard
We’re big fans of true crime around here. And we’ve been loving all the true crime documentaries and shows that have been on lately. Whether it’s a show about an unbelievable child abduction, or a series about one of the most famous serial killers of all time, we’re into it! True crime fascinates us to no end. Our newest obsession isn’t a documentary, but it’s based on one of the most infamous cases in recent memory. The Act on Hulu is a dramatized series about the story of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. If you’re not familiar with their story, brace yourself because it’s a doozy.
In 2015, Dee Dee Blanchard was found murdered in her home, and daughter Gypsy Rose was nowhere to be found. Gypsy was considered incredibly medically fragile, suffering from several serious medical conditions. She was wheelchair-bound, she had a feeding tube, and was believed to have the mental capacity of a 7-year-old despite being 24 years old. But as investigators dug deeper, they discovered the horrid truth. Gypsy Rose wasn’t sick at all – she was the victim of her mother Dee Dee’s abuse. Dee Dee had Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and had been making Gypsy Rose sick her entire life. In a final act of defiance to gain her freedom, Gypsy and then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn conspired to murder Dee Dee. Their story is horrifying, but so incredibly fascinating. Here’s what you might not know about Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard.