Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn helped kill her mum. What happened to him?

As Gypsy shared the reality of living under Dee Dee’s thumb with her boyfriend, Nicholas later explained he had an overwhelming desire to protect Gypsy Rose.

“She told me everything,” he said on the Oxygen documentary.

“She told me her mum abused her. I wanted to make sure her mum was not going to hurt her anymore.”

Nicholas wanted connection too, and was “sort of similar” to Gypsy in that he functioned like a 15- or 16-year-old and “did not really [have] a normal social interaction history”, according to former FBI agent Brad Garrett.

He had been arrested in 2013 for masturbating at a McDonald’s and having a concealed knife, according to E! News, and reportedly struggled with mental health issues.

What did Nicholas Godejohn and Gypsy Rose Blanchard do?

After several years of dating Nicholas online, Gypsy was hopeful that Dee Dee would approve of their relationship if she planned their meeting to a tee. Given he lived in Wisconsin (a seven-hour-long bus ride away from Gypsy and Dee Dee’s home in Missouri), she wanted to make sure her mother approved.

But it ended disastrously as Dee Dee found Nicholas’ behaviour bizarre when she met him during a movie date.

“[It was] awful, oh my god. She got jealous because I was spending a little too much attention on him and she had ordered me to stay away from him,” Gypsy recalled in an interview with ABC News.