For years, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was known as a child battling a seemingly insurmountable illness. But the truth was far more shocking. Now, after serving her sentence, Gypsy steps out of prison and into a world she never knew. Gypsy Rose: Life After Lock Up chronicles her emotional journey as she attempts to rebuild her life. Witness Gypsy’s struggles and triumphs as she reconnects with family, embraces newfound independence and faces the challenges of a delayed coming-of-age in this eight-episode documentary series.

Premier Release Date, Time & Episodes Info:

Lifetime’s highly anticipated docuseries, premieres globally on Monday, June 3rd. Here’s how you can catch the first episode depending on your time zone:

  • East Coast (US & Canada): 9:00 PM ET (June 3rd)
  • West Coast (US & Canada): 6:00 PM PT (June 3rd)
  • Europe (UK): Tuesday, June 4th at 2:00 AM BST
  • Australia: Tuesday, June 4th at 10:00 AM AEST

Following the premiere, new episodes will air Mondays at 9:00 PM ET on Lifetime.

Where to Watch ‘Gypsy Rose: Life After Lock Up’?

You can watch Rose’s journey with no cable required! Here’s how to watch Lifetime’s Gypsy Rose: Life After Lock Up:

  • Catch it live: Tune in to Lifetime on Monday nights at 9:00 PM ET.
  • Missed the premiere? No worries! New episodes are available on the Lifetime website the following day.
  • Stream anytime: Cut the cord but crave Lifetime? Consider subscribing to Sling TV (Blue), DIRECTV Stream, Frndly TV, Philo, or Hulu + Live TV. All these services offer Lifetime in their channel lineups, letting you watch Gypsy Rose live or on-demand.
  • Free trial: New to streaming? Frndly TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Philo offer free trials for eligible users. This is a great way to catch Gypsy Rose and explore other Lifetime shows before committing.

Heads up: While Hulu offers Lifetime content, the docuseries won’t be available for next-day streaming. Hulu + Live TV, however, lets you watch it live or on-demand.

Who is Gypsy Rose, and what did she do?

Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s life took a tragic turn in 2015 when she and her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, were arrested for the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Dee Dee, it turned out, had been abusing Gypsy Rose for years, subjecting her to unnecessary medical procedures and portraying her as having illnesses she didn’t. In a desperate bid for freedom, Gypsy Rose convinced Godejohn to kill her mother. Both were convicted, with Gypsy Rose receiving a 10-year sentence for her role.

Dee Dee Blanchard fabricated a litany of illnesses for Gypsy Rose, convincing doctors and charities of her daughter’s fragility. She forced Gypsy Rose to use unnecessary medical equipment, shaved her head, and fabricated lost medical records after a hurricane. Through this elaborate ruse, Dee Dee garnered community support, including a wheelchair-accessible home, charitable donations, and even a meeting with a celebrity.

Where is Gypsy Rose now?

Following her release in December 2023, Blanchard navigated the complexities of re-entry.

Embracing Freedom and Facing Scrutiny:

  • She expressed initial joy and actively promoted her book and documentary.
  • However, media appearances and comments sparked public confusion about her taking full accountability.

Seeking Balance and a Fresh Start:

  • Blanchard apologized for causing offense and acknowledged her role in the crime.
  • She deactivated her high-profile Instagram account, choosing privacy over public scrutiny.
  • She emphasized her desire for a normal life and a future defined by her actions, not her past.

Looking Forward, Not Back:

  • While acknowledging her guilt, she expressed a commitment to self-improvement and a second chance.
  • She retained her TikTok account, suggesting a more personal platform for the future.

Has there been other documentation of Gypsy Rose’s life?

The story of Blanchard has been explored by multiple platforms. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Documentaries: HBO’s “Mommy Dead and Dearest” (2017) and Investigation Discovery’s “Gypsy’s Revenge” (2018) offered firsthand accounts from Gypsy Rose and Nicholas Godejohn. Lifetime’s “The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard” (2024) delves deeper in 2024.
  • Dramatizations: Hulu’s “The Act” (2019) dramatized the events with Gypsy Rose objecting to the use of her name and story without consent. Lifetime’s “Love You To Death” (2019) also offered a fictionalized take on the case.

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