Where are Madeleine McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry now? – The US Sun

MADELINE McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 and her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have not given up the search for their daughter.

Kate and Gerry have been in the public eye since their first public call to find their child. Here is the pair now.

Kate and Gerry McCann are still looking for their daughter Madeleine


Kate and Gerry McCann are still looking for their daughter MadeleinePhoto credit: Reuters

Who are Kate and Gerry McCann?

Madeline McCann’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, are Catholic doctors who met in Glasgow in 1993.

Kate is a General Practitioner and received her Medical Degree from the University of Dundee.

Gerry is a cardiologist and research professor at the University of Leicester.

The couple married in 1998 and had their first child, Maddie, in 2003.

Read more about Madeline McCann

In addition to Maddie, the couple also welcomed twins Amelie and Sean in 2005.

The couple still live in Rothley, Leicestershire with their children.

They continue to search for their daughter and follow up any new requests and leads that come up.

Are Kate and Gerry still together?

Kate’s autobiography, published in 2011, states that their marriage almost ended after Madeline’s disappearance.

Kate shared how she withdrew into herself, stopped pursuing her hobbies and was no longer intimate with her husband.

It is believed the couple were afraid their daughter had been kidnapped by a pedophile.

Kate wrote of the time, “As much as I was tormented by these images, it’s not surprising that the very thought of sex repelled me.”

“I was worried about Gerry and me. I was afraid that if I didn’t get our sex life under control, our entire relationship would fall apart.”

Kate went on to acknowledge Gerry’s understanding and the couple’s resilience in keeping their marriage going.

Despite the constant media exposure in their lives, they remain together to this day.

What happened in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance?

Madeline McCann disappeared from her family’s holiday home in Pria Da Luz, Portugal on May 3, 2007.

She was left alone in the apartment with her siblings while her parents and their friends went out to dinner nearby.

At around 10pm Kate went back to check on the children only to find that Madeline was not in her bed.

Madeline’s disappearance sparked a worldwide search for her, a search that continues to this day.

Within 24 hours of their child’s disappearance, they held a press conference to hold the first of a series of public appeals to help find Madeleine.

In recent years, the couple has continued to search for their daughter.

During the course of the investigation, both were considered “persons of interest”.

In June 2020, a breakthrough in Madeline’s case emerged, with a German prisoner named Christian B being named as the prime suspect in her disappearance.

New evidence showed this man had made a 30-minute phone call an hour before Madeline’s disappearance.

Scotland Yard, which is leading the Operation Grange investigation into the youth’s disappearance, said he has been linked to a camper van that had been spotted in the area days earlier.

On June 3, 2020, a message was posted on the Facebook page run on behalf of Kate and Gerry stating: “We welcome today’s appeal regarding the disappearance of our daughter Madeleine.”

“We would like to thank the police forces involved for their continued efforts in finding Madeleine.

“All we’ve ever wanted is to find her, uncover the truth and bring those responsible to justice.

“We will never give up hope of finding Madeleine alive, but whatever the outcome, we need to know because we need to find peace.”

“We will have no further comment on the appeal today.

“We would like to thank the general public for their continued support and encourage anyone with information directly related to the appeal to contact police.”

German police described the suspect as white with short blond hair, possibly blond, about 1.80 meters tall and of a slim build. He has been convicted 17 times across Europe and is under investigation for a number of other missing children.

But police in Germany claim they have evidence that Madeleine is dead, but have yet to tell her parents how they knew.

Prime suspect Christian B denies any involvement in the McCann case.

On April 22, 2022, the Portuguese police declared this person a formal suspect.

It is the first time Portuguese prosecutors have made someone an official suspect in the investigation since they identified Madeleine’s parents but later acquitted them.

Funding for the task force tasked with finding Madeline is rumored to end in 2022, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.

Operation Grange began in 2011 and has cost an estimated £13m to date. Further financial support comes from special grants available to forces facing exceptional costs.

It is operated from a Met Police branch in Putney, south-west London and is staffed by five officers.

On May 22, 2023, news emerged that divers will search a dam in the Algarve where prime suspect Christian B is believed to have visited.

It will be the first major operation of its kind in Portugal since 2014.

Since Madeline’s disappearance, there have been television series and films based on this tragic story.

A Netflix documentary called The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann, released in March 2019, brought the couple back to public attention, though they declined to be involved in the film.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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