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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Is Expecting First Baby With Boyfriend Ken Urker

The Gypsy Rose: Life After Lockup star is 11 weeks along and opening up about how it feels to be on her own path to motherhood.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Published July 9, 2024
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Gypsy Rose Blanchard is going to be a mom!

Blanchard made headlines and gained popularity over the past year due to her tragic backstory and her newfound search for freedom. After enduring years of alleged painful medical abuse as a Munchausen by proxy victim, Blanchard played a role in the 2015 killing of her mother, Dee Dee, and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Since her release in December 2023, she has been exploring the world sharing her journey with her sizable social following. Now, in her latest adventure, she is expecting her first baby with her boyfriend, Ken Urker.

The Gypsy Rose: Life After Lockup star shared the news on her YouTube channel on July 9. “I’m happy to announce that I am 11 weeks pregnant,” she said. “Ken and I are expecting our very first child come January of 2025. This was not planned at all, it was completely unexpected, but we’re both very excited to take on this new journey of parenthood.”

In the video, Blanchard also addressed concerns from her followers that the pregnancy may be coming too soon or that she may not be ready in the wake of her tumultuous past. “I don’t know if anyone’s really ready to be a mother. All the things that I wanted in a mother, I want to give to this baby,” she said tearfully, “I am a mother now, I am happy, and I just want to be a good mother for my child. I want to be everything my mother wasn’t.”

So far Blanchard says her pregnancy has been “a breeze as far as symptoms.” Mood swings and tiredness have been her two biggest symptoms but she notes that otherwise she’s “been blessed not to have major morning sickness.”

Blanchard met Urker through a pen pal program in prison and the two had a off and on relationship up until her release. Blanchard married Ryan Scott Anderson in 2022, filed for divorce in April and later that month got back together with Urker. The two have been together since.

Our best to Blanchard on her journey to motherhood!

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