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Gypsy Rose Blanchard wipes her social media accounts with a huge following so she can build a private life after her prison release

Gypsy Rose Blanchard wipes her social media accounts with a huge following so she can build a private life after her prison release
  • Gypsy Rose Blanchard is erasing her social media presence in a bid to live a private life.

  • After deleting her Instagram, Blanchard explained her decision on TikTok before deleting that, too.

  • "I just don't want to live my life under a microscope," she told her followers.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard-Anderson (née Blanchard) has shut down her public social media accounts after accumulating millions of followers after her release from prison, stating in a final video uploaded to TikTok that she wants to live a more private life.

Blanchard-Anderson, 32, was released on parole in December 2023 after spending over eight years incarcerated for her role in the murder of her abusive mother, Claudine "Dee Dee" Blanchard.

Thanks in part to "The Act," Hulu's Emmy Award-winning dramatization of her life, Blanchard-Anderson's re-entry into society was highly publicized. She appeared on talk shows, was photographed by paparazzi, and even walked red carpet events.

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It translated to a huge online following, and on Instagram alone, she garnered more than 7.8 million followers before her account was wiped, according to Entertainment Tonight.

But speaking in a 10-minute-long video posted to her TikTok account, which has since been closed down, Blanchard-Anderson said she felt "regret" over how she navigated her fame following her release and apologized "to all the people that I offended with a lack of accountability."

Having had time to reflect on things, she said she now has "no trouble or doubts" in permanently deleting her accounts and saying goodbye to her millions of followers as "that's not real life."

Gypsy Rose Blanchard
Gypsy Rose Blanchard-Anderson was followed by paparazzi in the days following her release from prison.Raymond Hall/Getty Images

"What happened is, I had a really good conversation with my dad and he gave me some guidance that I feel like I really needed," she said of her motivation to delete her public profiles.

She said her father, Rod Blanchard, whom she reconnected with following her prison release, reminded her that real life is "something you can touch, something you can feel, people you can actually hug."

"With the public scrutiny as bad as it is, I just don't want to live my life under a microscope," Blanchard-Anderson continued.

"Let my actions match my words. And we'll go from there," Blanchard said, signing off the video.

Composite image of Gypsy Rose Blanchard in a brown outfit next to an old image of her and her mom, Dee Dee Blanchard.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard was imprisoned for over eight years for her role in her mother's murder in 2015.Courtesy of the Blanchard family.

"I definitely have a good support system. And I think I'm just now starting to get around to listening to my inner self instead of all the noise that's been on social media. So, with that being said, thank you so much for watching and hearing me out."

Blanchard-Anderson was released on parole in December after serving eight and a half years of her 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to the second-degree murder of her mother, Claudine "Dee Dee" Blanchard, in 2015.

Her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Dee Dee, it is now believed, had a mental disorder known as Munchausen syndrome, "a mental illness in which a person acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick," per the Cleveland Clinic.

Read the original article on Business Insider