Gypsy Rose Blanchard has officially logged onto social media after getting out of prison and shared a new selfie.
The 32-year-old took to Instagram at a hotel room sharing the first photo in celebration of her next chapter in life captioning the Friday morning post, “First selfie of freedom!”
Gypsy’s mirror selfie showed her smiling with a hand on her hip.
Gypsy ended up serving a total of eight years in prison after plotting to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, with then-boyfriend Nicholas “Nick” Godejohn. The two met online and Gypsy went ahead with the plan while hiding in the bathroom of her home while the events took place.
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Dee Dee subjected Gypsy to unnecessary medical treatment and convinced her daughter alongside others that the young girl at the time had a litany of illnesses. In court, it was argued Gypsy was a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Comments on Gypsy’s Instagram photo show support for her life outside of prison. Jennifer Turpin — the oldest of the Turpin siblings — shared a comment of support. “Awesome! Looking fab!😁❤️❤️❤️,” she wrote.
Others encouraged Gypsy to prioritize her mental health while readjusting to normal life. “YOU LOOK GORGEOUS GIRL! I hope you take the necessary time to adjust,” one commenter added. “Treat yourself with kindness and know that tons of people wish you well in this new chapter. ”
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE before her release, Gypsy said she’d change the past if she could. “If I had another chance to redo everything, I don’t know if I would go back to when I was a child and tell my aunts and uncles that I’m not sick and mommy makes me sick, or, if I would travel back to just the point of that conversation with Nick and tell him, ‘You know what, I’m going to go tell the police everything,'” Gypsy said. “I kind of struggle with that.”
However, she’s clear about her regret over the death of her mother. “Nobody will ever hear me say I’m glad she’s dead or I’m proud of what I did. I regret it every single day,” she added.
In the years since her imprisonment, Gypsy’s story has been given the Hollywood treatment. Mommy Dead and Dearest, a documentary surrounding Dee Dee’s murder, premiered on HBO in 2017. Hulu offered their own fictionalized version of the events in 2019 drama The Act, where Gypsy was played by Joey King.
Gypsy will be telling her own story in the docuseries The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, premiering January 5 on Lifetime.