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Are Madeleine McCann's parents still together?

Are Madeleine McCann's parents still together?

After their three-year-old child Madeleine McCann disappeared on a family holiday in Portugal in 2007, Kate and Gerry McCann have been through hell.

After being named and cleared as official suspects in the investigation and having faced intense media scrutiny as the world developed an intense interest in the case, it’s any wonder whether or not the family have found peace.

Although the McCanns have accepted a life where their eldest daughter is permanently absent, it’s safe to say that they’re tough circumstances for any couple.

Which begs the question: Are they still married after all these years?

The couple are both doctors and met in Glasgow in 1993. They have been described by friends as “inseparable” and have been together ever since, according to Now To Love.

They had Madeleine in 2003 after going through IVF treatment and still currently live in the same house they have always lived in. The family live in Rothley, which is a small English town in Leicestershire.

Kate McCann has said things haven’t always been easy. She explained in her 2012 autobiography Madeleine: Our Daughter's Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her that she withdrew into herself after the disappearance of Madeleine.

The couple were horrified by fears that their daughter might have been kidnapped by a sex trafficker or that she was taken by a paedophile.

"Tortured as I was by these images, it's not surprising that even the thought of sex repulsed me," Kate wrote in the autobiography.

"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."

Kate explained that if it wasn’t for her husband’s supportive nature and kindness, their marriage wouldn’t have survived.

"He would put his arm round me, reassuring me and telling me that he loved me," she recalled.

Kate also mentioned that she visits Praia da Luz, which is the Portuguese resort town where their daughter disappeared.

She told the BBC:

"I do go back for personal reasons...

"It's obviously the last place we were with Madeleine and I still walk those streets and I guess try and look for answers. It helps me, most of the time."

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