Gypsy Rose Blanchard is pregnant

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(CNN) — Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who served eight and a half years for helping to kill her abusive mother, announced Tuesday that she is set to become a mother herself.

Blanchard shared the news on social media that and her ex-fiancé, Ken Urker, are expecting their first child.

“We’re both very excited,” she said in a YouTube video. “This was not planned at all. It was completely unexpected, but we’re both very excited to take on this new journey of parenthood.”

Blanchard said her life has shifted now that she’s expecting and she no longer cares about “drama.”

“Suddenly it’s not about you,” she said. “It’s not about anything other than the tiny little life that’s inside you that you are now in charge of protecting.”

“And that little tiny life is a baby, a little tiny human that’s yours,” she added as she got emotional. “That you have to make sure you protect, you love, you take care of and all of the things that I wished I could have had when I was little.”

Blanchard spent her childhood and early adulthood believing she suffered from a host of medical ailments, including leukemia, muscular dystrophy and asthma, when in reality she was a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare syndrome in which a caregiver feigns o...

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