Gypsy Rose Blanchard Files for Divorce, Seeks Spousal Support

Gypsy Rose Blanchard files for divorce from husband Ryan Anderson after less than two years of marriage, citing his fault in the dissolution. She requests temporary spousal support, with a court ruling scheduled for May 23, 2023.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Files for Divorce, Seeks Spousal Support

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Files for Divorce, Seeks Spousal Support

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, known for her involvement in the high-profile case of Munchausen by proxy, has officially filed for divorce from her husband Ryan Anderson after less than two years of marriage. The divorce filing, currently under review by the assigned judge, comes with a request for temporary spousal support.

Blanchard, 32, filed the divorce petition on April 8, 2023, at the 17th Judicial District Court in the Parish of Lafourche, Louisiana. She cited that she is "in need" of support and that Anderson, 37, has the "ability to pay" and is at fault for the dissolution of the marriage. A court ruling is scheduled for May 23, 2023.

The couple physically separated on March 25, 2023, just two days before Blanchard announced the split on her private Facebook profile. In her post, she wrote, "People have been asking what is going on in my life... Unfortunately my husband and I are going through a separation and I moved in with my parents home down the bayou. I have the support of my family and friends to help guide me through this. I am learning to listen to my heart. Right now I need time to let myself find... who I am."

Blanchard and Anderson met while she was serving a 10-year prison sentence for plotting the 2015 killing of her mother, Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard, whom she alleged had abused her for years as a victim of Munchausen by proxy. The couple married in a small prison ceremony on July 21, 2022, in Livingston County, Missouri, and spoke with PEOPLE in an exclusive interview about their relationship.

Blanchard was granted parole and released from prison on December 28, 2022. Since the separation, she has been spotted spending time with her ex-fiancé Ken Urker, whom she dated while in prison before meeting Anderson. The two recently got matching husky dog tattoos, though Urker's mother denied that they had rekindled their romance.

The divorce filing and restraining order mark the latest developments in the tumultuous life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard. As the legal proceedings unfold, the court will determine the outcome of her requests for spousal support and the dissolution of her short-lived marriage to Ryan Anderson.

Key Takeaways

  • Gypsy Rose Blanchard files for divorce from Ryan Anderson after less than 2 years of marriage.
  • Blanchard cites Anderson's fault and requests temporary spousal support.
  • The couple separated on March 25, 2023, and Blanchard announced the split on Facebook.
  • Blanchard and Anderson met while she was in prison for plotting her mother's murder.
  • Blanchard has been spotted with ex-fiancé Ken Urker, sparking rumors of a rekindled romance.