Kate and Gerry McCann with the siblings of Madeleine as babies
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Madeleine McCann’s family 16 years on: Where are her siblings and parents now?

Their big sister went missing 16 years ago

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The disappearance of Madeleine McCann turned her family’s world upside down – but where are her siblings and parents now?

May 2023 marked 16 years since the tot disappeared. She was just three years old when she went missing from an apartment in Portugal in May 2007.

A Panorama documentary will air tonight (October 30, 2023) about Madeleine’s disappearance and the prime suspect – Christian Brueckner.

Gerry McCann looking upset in a TV interview
Gerry McCann has never given up his search for Madeleine (Credit: YouTube)

Where are the siblings of Madeleine McCann now?

Twins Sean and Amelie were only two years old when their sister Madeleine disappeared in Portugal in 2007.

The pair were sleeping in the same room as their sister when she went missing.

Now aged around 18, they live with their parents at their home in the town of Loughborough in Leicestershire.

They grew up without Madeleine but knowing their sister is missing and they want her back.

The twins have largely stayed out of the spotlight since their sister disappeared for their own privacy and safety.

However, their mum Kate has revealed that they are both aspiring athletes. Amelie made a public appearance in May to mark the anniversary of the tot’s disappearance.

Madeleine McCann's parents and sister Amelie
Amelie made an appearance in May 2023 (Credit: SplashNews.com)

‘We miss our complete family of five’

Speaking in the past about Amelie and Sean to promote her charity Missing People, Kate said: “They have their own friends and they keep busy and they’re really sporty but their only wish is for their big sister to come home.

“We miss our complete family of five.”

Kate also revealed that her twins grew up “essentially without Madeleine but knowing their sister is missing and they want her back”.

The distraught mother of three also revealed that she has tried to live life in “as normal way as possible” for the sake of the twins.

Kate McCann looking pained in an interview
Kate McCann has said that she has tried to give Sean and Amelie as normal an upbringing as possible (Credit: YouTube)

Are the parents of Madeleine McCann still together?

Yes, Madeleine McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry are still together.

Kate and Gerry are both physicians who met while working as junior doctors the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. Over the years, the pair have faced a lot of backlash for their actions but they have never given up on their search to find their daughter.

While they never actually split up, Kate has spoken up about how close their relationship came to breaking point.

In her book, Madeleine, Kate explains: “Tortured as I was by these images, it’s not surprising that even the thought of sex repulsed me.

“I worried about Gerry and me. I worried that if I didn’t get our sex life on track, our whole relationship would break down.”

However, she also recalled how supportive her husband was throughout it all.

She said: “He would put his arm around me, reassuring me and telling me that he loved me.”

Girl claims to be Madeleine McCann

Earlier this year in February, a girl named Julia living in Poland propelled the McCanns back into the limelight.

She claimed that she could be Madeleine and sought contact with the family to undertake a DNA test.

Julia alleged at the time: “I think I can be Madeleine. I need DNA test.”

However, DNA test results came back as negative for her being Madeleine.

ED! has contacted reps for the McCanns for comment.

Read more: Portuguese police apologise to Madeleine McCann’s parents as detective claims she IS dead in latest development

Prime Suspect: Who Took Madeleine McCann? airs tonight (October 3) from 8pm on BBC One. 

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