July 16, 2024

Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s picture has been exterior of her management for a lot of her life, whether or not from her mom presenting her as a sick baby or the array of productions and publications which have chronicled her story through the years.

However since her launch from jail on Dec. 28, Gypsy is discovering her personal footing within the public’s eye for the primary time with a social media presence.

A smiling mirror photograph marked the 32-year-old’s first private foray onto Instagram the day after her launch. Together with the caption, “First selfie of freedom!,” the image has amassed greater than 6.2 million likes in three days.

Then Gypsy’s first time truly talking out since her launch got here by the use of social media on Sunday, garnering 20.5 million views on Instagram and 17.2 million on TikTok.

“I am lastly free,” she mentioned within the joint submit. “I simply wished to ship a fast video to thank everybody for the huge quantity of help that I have been getting on social media. Everybody has been actually, very nice and supportive, and I actually recognize that.”

Viewers had been fast to notice the 32-year-old was sporting a New Orleans Saints jersey as she instructed followers she was again in Louisiana “having fun with a gorgeous day exterior.” She additionally instructed viewers to be careful for “a variety of nice issues” developing, like her Lifetime docuseries “The Jail Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard” premiering Jan. 5 and her e-book “Launched: Conversations on the Eve of Freedom” which is on the market for pre-order.

“It is not a rehashing of every part that occurred; it is extra of my reflection of every part that I’ve discovered and skilled within the final 8.5 years,” she mentioned.

And whereas most people would possibly really feel fed up with social media personalities selling their work, Gypsy’s remark part does not appear to thoughts, with tens of hundreds of followers sharing compliments or phrases of encouragement on every of her posts.

It is a comparable however a lot totally different story than that of the Gypsy Rose Blanchard of 8.5 years in the past. Then, Gypsy’s mom, Dee Dee Blanchard, would have in all probability been working her daughter’s social media feeds to some hundred or thousand loving followers, however the images would most certainly not have featured an impartial lady with lengthy hair. 

As a substitute, they’d seemingly have featured who Dee Dee had been presenting Gypsy as: a sick baby with a shaved head who was confined to a wheelchair.

Gypsy had believed this story for a lot of her life, however upon realizing her skills, she started to struggle again in opposition to her mother, in the end serving to plan her homicide in June 2015. 

Gypsy and her then-boyfriend had been charged with first-degree homicide after Dee Dee was discovered stabbed to demise, however authorities later lessened Gypsy’s costs after studying of the many years of her mom’s abuse. 

Gypsy secured a second-degree homicide plea deal and was sentenced to 10 years in jail, however she was launched two years early in December.

Now past utilizing her social media platforms to share life and post-prison “firsts,” Gypsy seems to be utilizing her accounts similar to anybody else, as images together with her husband, selfies, Instagram filters and extra begin to make appearances.

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