‘The Act’: Where Is Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Ex-Boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn Today?

On last night’s episode of The Act, viewers were introduced for the first time to Gypsy Rose’s (Joey King) boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn (Calum Worthy). Gypsy, who is beginning to rebel against her mother Dee Dee’s (Patricia Arquette) attempts to control every aspect of her life, meets Nick on an online dating site.

Soon, Gypsy has confessed that her mother is making her pretend to be sick, while Nick introduces Gypsy to BDSM. But when Dee Dee discovers what Gypsy has been doing, she smashes her laptop with a hammer.

What happened to Gypsy and Nicholas Godejohn?

Calum Worthy in The Act
Calum Worthy as Nick Godejohn in The Act. | Brownie Harris/Hulu

If you haven’t seen any of the documentaries or read any of the articles about what happened to Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard, stop reading right now. But if you have followed the real-life case, then you have a pretty good idea of what’s coming in The Act.

After meeting on a Christian dating website, Nicholas and Gypsy began discussing ways to get rid of her mother. In June 2015, Nicholas, who lived in Wisconsin, traveled to Missouri, where he stabbed Gypsy’s mother to death while Gypsy hid in the bathroom. The two then fled to Wisconsin, where they were eventually discovered and arrested.  

“We thought we would never get caught,” Gypsy later said. “I felt like this is a fairy tale and I was going to be the princess that got rescued … [but] what started as a fairy tale ended as a horror movie.”

Where is Nicholas Godejohn today?

Nicholas and Gypsy were both charged with Dee Dee’s murder. Because of Dee Dee’s history of abuse, prosecutors were lenient on Gypsy, even though she had helped orchestrate her mother’s murder. She pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. She’s currently serving her time at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in Chillicothe, Missouri.

Her ex-boyfriend — who reportedly has autism spectrum disorder and a low IQ — received a much harsher sentence. In November 2018, he was found guilty of first-degree murder, and in February 2019, he received a sentence of life without parole.   

According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, Godejohn is currently housed in the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center in Fulton, Missouri. The facility is a processing center for new inmates, according to its website, where they undergo a mental health screening, a medical needs assessment, and an education evaluation before being placed in a specific facility to complete the rest of their sentence.

Godejohn says now that he feels used by Gypsy Rose.

“I loved Gypsy to the point where I would … do anything for her. I’ve proven that with what I did,” Godejohn told 20/20 in 2018. “Unfortunately, because of how far I went, I feel as if she’s betrayed me. I feel that she’s abandoned me.”

“All the planning, she did every bit of it,” he added. “She pretty much willed the knife in my hand to commit the deed herself. She is the mastermind behind the entire thing.”

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