Gypsy Rose Blanchard married the man who sent her letters while she was in prison. Now they’ve split.

Two years after Ryan sent his first letter to Gypsy, whilst she was still in jail, the pair married. On July 21, 2022, in a small ceremony, without any guests, the pair said ‘I do’. Ryan gifted Gypsy his mother’s wedding ring for their nuptials.

But while the ceremony went off without a hitch, Gypsy had her reservations about marriage.

“Everybody would tell her, you need to do this, you need to do that,” Ryan recalled. “‘Oh, don’t get married because you’re going to go around and play the field and go out and experience life.’ And so that weighed heavy on her, but at the same time, she knew she wanted a family. She knew she wanted a husband and [to] eventually have kids.”

The idea of marriage concerned their family too, particularly Gypsy’s stepmother Kristy, who was opposed to her typing the knot in prison. 

“Kristy, her stepmom, was pushing her really hard — even two days before our wedding — was really pushing her not to get married,” Ryan said. “And I remember talking with Gypsy and then I was like, ‘Do you want to get married?’ And she was like, ‘I do.’ And then I was like, ‘Well, I do too.’ And then so we just kind of were like, ‘You know what? We’re going to do what we want to do.'”