Does Gabby Petito have any siblings?

Does Gabby Petito have any siblings?

GABBY PETITO, 22, never returned home after a cross-country road trip with her fiancé.

A new ITV documentary focuses on her life and her murder, while Gabby’s remains were eventually found in Wyoming.

Childhood photo of Gabby Petito and her siblings released by Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home in a touching tribute

Does Gabby have any brothers and sisters?

Gabby is the daughter of Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt.

Gabby’s parents both remarried after their divorce. Gabby’s stepmother is Tara Petito and her stepfather is Jim Schmidt.

Gabby is the eldest of six siblings and half-siblings.

Gabby’s younger brother TJ Schmidt is her only sibling with whom she shares both parents.

TJ took to Instagram to express his grief over the loss of his sister, whose death on September 21, 2021 was ruled a homicide.

He posted a photo of Gabby posing in front of a mural of angel wings with the caption: “I don’t even know what to say. I’m completely lost. My heart is broken #justiceforgabby.”

In 2022, he visited Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, the site where Laundrie killed Petito.

“This message is difficult for me, but visiting the place where my sister was taken from us was enlightening in many ways, as painful as it was,” TJ wrote.

“But the signs that she was watching over her were everywhere.”

Schimdt also shared photos of the park and a tribute photo with Polaroids of a smiling Petito with her loved ones, and lilac and purple flowers.

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Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue ruled her death a homicide and stated that she had been strangled.

It is believed that her fiancé Brian Laundrie killed Gabby and then committed suicide.

How is Gabby remembered?

Gabby’s family and friends gathered at Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home on September 26, 2021 to honor her memory.

Both Gabby’s father and stepfather spoke at the beginning of the service.

Joe Petito said, “Gabby had four parents. They weren’t stepparents. She had four parents who genuinely loved her as if they were their own, and this man is one of them.”

The Long Island funeral home has released a 28-minute memorial video with many memories of Gabby.

Gabby Petito with her younger brother TJ Schmidt
TJ Schmidt, Gabby’s brother, pays tribute to her on her anniversary at the site where her remains were foundCredit: TJ Schmidt

She was seen laughing with her family, including her siblings and half-siblings, in the video montage that shows her throughout her life.

The Petito family announced support for one account that would streamline missing persons reporting nationwide in 2022.

In addition to endorsing the federal bill The Help Find The Missing Act, the family also founded the Gabby Petito Foundation in October 2021.

The foundation aims to meet “the needs of organizations that support the locating of missing persons and to provide assistance to organizations that assist victims of domestic violence situations, through education, awareness and prevention strategies.”

In February 2024, the families of Petito and Laundrie reached a settlement in a lawsuit, according to an attorney for the laundries.

Petito’s parents claimed the laundries knew their son had killed his fiancée during a cross-country road trip but deliberately withheld that information.

Do Gabby’s siblings live together?

After the unexpected death of their daughter, Dr. Phil revealed that Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt had moved in with their husbands.

Dr. Phil spoke exclusively to Gabby Petito’s family on his show, where they share their story of living amid the tragedy.

“Not many people can understand it,” Gabby’s father said. “You feel sorry and you can emphasize it, especially when you’re a parent. You get it in your head, but until you get there, you have no idea.”

Gabby’s parents and stepparents revealed that they lived in the same house with all of Gabby’s siblings.

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“I think it’s really special for our younger kids because they were able to bond with each other and distance themselves from what was going on, and they were all together,” Gabby’s stepfather said.

“We could be together and talk about the things we talked about and take time to be with them and plan her memorial.”

Gabby’s mother added, “Gabby always wanted us to live in the same house together, so she understood.”

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The documentary The Disappearance of Gabby Petito will stream on ITVX on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

The three-part series explores the story of Gabby’s disappearance and death.