Gypsy Rose Blanchard announces she's pregnant: "I want to be everything my mother wasn't"

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard has been freed from prison.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard shared on social media that she is pregnant and will soon be welcoming her first child with her boyfriend, Ken Urker.

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Blanchard, who is 32 years old, shared with her fans that she is 11 weeks along in her pregnancy during a 9-minute video on YouTube. She described the news as a wonderful blessing.

"We just found out that we will be welcoming our first baby in January 2025," she exclaimed enthusiastically. "It was a total surprise and not something we had planned for, but we are both thrilled to embark on this new chapter as parents."

Blanchard was once going to marry Urker in 2018 and began a relationship with him after she split up with her former husband Ryan Anderson.

Blanchard and Anderson parted ways earlier this year, three months after getting married. Their marriage ended while she was serving time in prison for helping to kill her mother. After being sentenced to 10 years for second-degree murder, Blanchard spent seven years behind bars before being released last year. Godejohn, her then-boyfriend who actually committed the murder, was given a life sentence.

Blanchard mentioned that she is experiencing some of the typical signs of pregnancy, such as cravings for certain foods and changes in mood. She also talked about the wonderful sensation of seeing your perspective on life change completely.

All of a sudden, the focus is no longer on yourself," she mentioned. "It's all about the small life growing inside you, which you must now look after and keep safe."

"That very small life is a baby, a tiny human that belongs to you, that you must ensure to shield, cherish, and look after," expressed Blanchard, who began to get emotional. "All the things I desired I had when I was young. ... All the things I craved in a mother, I aspire to provide for this baby."

I simply aim to excel at motherhood and provide for my child in ways my own mother wasn't able to.

Christopher Brito works as a social media manager and writer of popular content for CBS News.

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