Gypsy Rose Blanchard was pictured with her new fiancé for the first time.
The photo obtained by E! News shows Gypsy posing in prison with her father Rod Blanchard, stepmother Kristy Blanchard, and fiancé Ken.
Reports claimed that Ken had proposed months ago, but up until now his identity remained anonymous. Ken reached out to Gypsy through the prison’s pen pal program after watching the HBO documentary, Mommy Dead and Dearest. The couple has been in contact for two years now.
Gypsy is serving a 10 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Gypsy and her boyfriend at the time, Nicholas Godejohn, conspired to kill her abusive mother, Dee Dee Blanchard.
Dee Dee had been lying about Gypsy’s many illnesses and disabilities for years. Nicholas was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the killing in 2015.
“We really do like him and we hope to get to know him better,” Kristy told PEOPLE, adding that they talk to him often. “He loves Gypsy very much, and you can clearly see that when he talks about her and looks at her.”
Rod started a petition on Change.org to raise awareness about the abuse his daughter faced.