Gypsy Rose Blanchard Admits It's the 'Wrong Timing' for Pregnancy but Says 'It's a Blessing' (Exclusive)

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is addressing the timing of her pregnancy

Published Time: 10.07.2024 - 23:31:14 Modified Time: 10.07.2024 - 23:31:14

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is addressing the timing of her pregnancy.

On July 9, theGypsy Rose: Life After Lockupstar, 32, and her ex-fiancé-turned-current boyfriendKen Urker announced that they're expecting their first child together. Blanchard then spoke to PEOPLE about the news over Zoom — just a few hours after revealing she was pregnant in a tearful YouTube video.

"I'm going through a divorce," Blanchard says of her split from Ryan Anderson, whom she married in 2022. She filed for divorce in April. "Timing is not was not where we wanted it to be. However, this is a blessing and I take it in stride and move forward with it and I couldn't be happier. It's kind of, like, wrong timing, but it's a blessing. So we're happy."

Blanchard and Urker rekindled their relationshipafter having previously been engaged while Blanchard was incarcerated for her role in the murder of hermother Dee Dee Blanchard. After two years, the couplebroke off their engagement in 2019. Blanchard was released in December 2023,

While discussing a scene from the latest episode of Life After Lockup in which Blanchard takes a morning-after pill, Blanchard says, "At the time, with everything going on with me and Ryan and the instability of our marriage, it wasn't the right time for me then." -

She then added, "And I'm not even saying right now is the right time."

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Blanchard shared her prengnacy news in avideo titled "I'm Pregnant, My Journey So Far"posted on her YouTube channel on July 9. "I know the rumors have been flying around for quite some time now," she said, "and I'm happy to announce that I am 11 weeks pregnant."

"Ken and I are expecting our very first child come January of 2025," she continues, adding that, "This was not planned at all, it was completely unexpected, but we're both very excited to take on this new journey of parenthood."

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Later in the video, Blanchard addresses concerns she's heard from her followers. "I know that there are going to be people who feel like I'm not ready to be a mother," she says, "and I don't know if anyone's really ready to be a mother."

The season finale of Gypsy Rose: Life After Lock Up airs July 22 at 9/8c on Lifetime.

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