Pregnant Gypsy Rose Blanchard says she plans to give baby ‘all the things she wanted in a mother’: ‘Second chance at life’

Breaking the cycle.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard — who announced that she was pregnant and expecting her first baby with boyfriend Ken Urker on Tuesday — got candid about wanting to be a better mom than the one she had.

“I want to be kind, that my kids come to me for any kind of advice, just like my stepmother,” she told People in an interview published Wednesday, referring to her dad Rod Blanchard’s wife, Kristy Blanchard.

Pregnant Gypsy Rose Blanchard revealed what kind of mother she wants to be. YouTube / Gypsy Rose Blanchard
“I want to be kind, that my kids come to me for any kind of advice, just like my stepmother,” she told People in an interview published Wednesday. Gypsy Rose Blanchard/Instagram

“I have seen how she has parented her children — and I think she’s a kick-ass mom. She’s supportive and not overbearing,” she added. Rod and Kristy share two kids: Mia and Dylan.

“She lets her kids find their dreams while also being able to pick up the pieces when those dreams fall apart sometimes — so that’s kind of the mantra I want to live by.”

Gypsy was convicted of second-degree murder for planning the 2015 death of her mom, Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard, who suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy (now known as factitious disorder imposed on another). Considered to be a mental illness and a form of child abuse, FDIA happens when the caretaker of a child either makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it look like the child is sick, per the Cleveland Clinic.

In December 2023, Gypsy was released on parole after serving more than eight years behind bars.

Gypsy said she wants to give her baby
“all the things that I wanted in a mother.”
She was convicted of second-degree murder for planning the 2015 stabbing death of her mom, Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard. Courtesy of HBO
Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy (now known as factitious disorder imposed on another). Variety via Getty Images

Though the “Released: Conversations on the Eve of Freedom” author didn’t have a great relationship with her mom, she said she wants to parent her baby differently.

“All the things that I wanted in a mother, I want to give to this baby. My mother told me I was never going to get married, raise a family, have kids or do any of that,” she told the outlet.

“So, to be here, standing on my own two feet and expecting my first baby, that’s something I’ve reached as an achievement and a personal goal. I thank God every day that I am now having this second chance at life with a kid of my own.”

Gypsy added, “The way my mother parented me is definitely not the way I’m going to be. We always say for the next generation, we want to be better than we were raised. And so, for me, I think that couldn’t be any more truthful.

On Tuesday, she announced she was pregnant and expecting her first baby with boyfriend Ken Urker Gyspsy Rose Blanchard/Instagram
Urker and Gypsy reignited their romance days after she announced her divorce from husband Ryan Scott Anderson (pictured here). gypsyroseblanchard/Facebook

“I have learned from the experience of the trauma of everything not to do.”

The “Life After Lock Up” star and Urker, who were previously engaged from 2018 to 2019 while she was behind bars, made headlines when they reignited their romance just days after she announced her separation from husband Ryan Scott Anderson.

Gypsy is due in January 2025.

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