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Fans React to Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Shocking Announcement

Fans React to Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Shocking Announcement

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard gave her fans a shocking update: she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Ken Urker.

Blanchard took to Instagram on Tuesday, July 9, to reveal the news. “I know the rumors have been swirling for a while,” she explained in the video, “and I’m happy to announce that I’m 11 weeks pregnant,” the 32-year-old revealed. She noted in the caption that the full video can be viewed on her YouTube channel.

Blanchard continued in the video, “Ken and I are expecting our very first child in January 2025.” He added that it was “not planned at all, it was completely unexpected, but we are both very excited to begin this new journey of parenthood.”

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard attends the FYC event “An Evening with Lifetime: Conversations On Controversies” at The Grove on May 1, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Blanchard recently shocked fans by announcing that she is expecting her first child…


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While some fans saw the announcement coming, many were shocked by the news. “She hasn’t even lived yet and she’s already pregnant 🀯,” one user commented, while another remarked, “Contraception would have been a good idea!!” A third user commented, “Y’all think having babies is cute and you’ll realize you should have healed first… just go away.”

Despite all the hate, many fans were happy with the Gypsy Rose: Life After Incarceration star, who left her and Urker, 31, their best wishes. One fan said: “The hate is unreal. I’m rooting for you Gypsy! 🫢🏻 I’m so happy for you! 😭” Another called out the ignorance of many in the comments, saying: “Congratulations Gypsy. I’m so happy for you! No person on this earth walks in your shoes, don’t let anyone’s hate or criticism affect your life, because it comes from ignorance.”

Blanchard was implicated in the murder of her mother Dee Dee in 2015 after enduring years of painful medical abuse. After being released from prison in December 2023, she began rebuilding her life and relationships. Blanchard was previously married to Ryan Scott Anderson and wed in a private ceremony while she was still in prison, but their relationship faced numerous challenges. Their marriage was ultimately short-lived, and Blanchard filed for divorce in early 2024, citing irreconcilable differences. After her divorce, the expectant mother found love again with Urker.