What Happened To Gerry McCann? New Details About Madeleine McCann's Dad

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What Happened To Gerry McCann? New Details About Madeleine McCann's Dad

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann is one that's puzzled investigators and armchair detectives alive for over a decade. Since the 3-year-old vanished from her bed while vacationing in Portugal with her family on May 3, 2007, everyone has been searching for answers as to what happened to her and where she might be now — if she's still alive.

Of course, hundreds of theories about her case have come out since that awful day, with fingers pointed everywhere from human trafficking rings to even her own parents.

Even after coming under some intense speculation, Gerry and Kate McCann have not stopped searching for their daughter; something that is evident in the new Netflix docu-series about her disappearance. 

So what happened to Gerry McCann? Here's everything we know about where he is now.

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1. He's still married to Kate. 

Incredibly, Gerry and Kate McCann have managed to still stay together and raise their other two children — now 13-year-old twins named Amelie and Sean — despite the nightmare they have lived through losing Madeleine.

They met in 1993 while they were both living in Glasgow. Kate and Gerry married five years later in 1998 and have been together ever since.

2. He still works as a doctor.

Even though Kate has not returned to work since Madeleine's disappearance, Gerry is still putting in time. 

Gerry McCann was born Gerald Patrick McCann in Glasgow and attended the University of Glasgow in 1989. It was there he earned a degree in physiology/sports science. He would later qualify in medicine in 1992 and obtained his MD in 2002. 

He's been working as a consultant cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital since 2005.

Not only is he a renowned consultant cardiologist, but he's also a professor of cardiac imagery and prides himself on establishing "a national and growing international reputation as an expert in Cardiac MRI (magnetic reasoning imaging)."

Gerry McCann now goes by the title Professor McCann.

3. The twins are doing well.

Kate and Gerry's other two children were born in 2005. They are reportedly doing well and are kept up-to-date on everything that happens in their sister's case.

"The twins are doing really well," Kate told The Sun. "They’ve grown up essentially without Madeleine, knowing their sister is missing and they want her back. They are up to date, they know everything, they know if we are meeting police. There is nothing kept from them."

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4. They were questioned in their daughter's case.

The September following Madeleine's disappearance, the Portuguese police named Kate and Gerry McCann as "arguidos," which translates to suspects. However, it actually only means that the person is being questioned under caution.

In June 2007, an article suggesting that the parents were involved in their daughter's disappearance came out in a Portuguese weekly. It stated that they had provided inconsistencies between their statements. It also said that the infamous "Tanner sighting" — a woman named Jane Tanner claimed she saw a man carrying a child on the night of the girl's disappearance — had been invented. 

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They were cleared by investigators that following summer. 

5. But that didn't stop theories about them being involved. 

Even though the McCanns were officially cleared of any involvement, theories that were involved have not slowed down. 

During the time of their daughter's disappearance, Portuguese tabloids made several accusations against the couple. They claimed they were swingers who had been sedating their children so they could have an evening out undisturbed. 

Because of some inconsistencies between the McCanns and the "Tapas Seven" (a nickname for the people they were out having tapas with when their daughter vanished), some people believe that the 3-year-old died in her sleep of an accidental overdose. 

This theory alleges that Gerry and Kate hid their daughter's body for a month before they retrieved her and drove her to an unknown place in a car they had rented for three weeks after she went missing. A former head of police in Portugal said that he believed the basis of this theory — that she died inside the apartment.

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Emily Blackwood is a writer and editor living in California. She covers all things news, pop culture, and true crime.