GABBY PETITO, 22, never returned home after going on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé.
After an exhaustive search, Gabby’s remains were found in Wyoming. Autopsy results later ruled her death a homicide on September 21, 2021.
Does Gabby have siblings?
Gabby is the daughter of Joe Petito and Nicole Schmidt.
Gabby’s parents both got remarried after their divorce. Gabby’s stepmother is Tara Petito and her step father is Jim Schmidt.
Gabby is the oldest of six siblings and half-siblings.
Gabby’s younger brother TJ Schmidt is her only sibling that she shares both parents with.
TJ took to Instagram to express the grief of losing his sister. He posted a photo of Gabby posing in front of a mural of angel wings with the caption: “I don’t already know what to say. I’m at a total loss. My heart is shattered #justiceforgabby”
How is Gabby remembered?
Gabby’s family and friends gathered in Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home to honor her memory on September 26, 2021.
Both Gabby’s father and step father spoke at the beginning of the service.
Joe Petito said “Gabby had four parents. They weren’t step-parents. She had four parents who genuinely loved her as if she were their own, and this man is one of them.”
A 28-minute memorial video was released by the Long Island funeral home of many memories of Gabby.
She is seen smiling with her family, including her siblings and half siblings, in the video montage that shows her throughout her life.
Do Gabby’s siblings live together?
Following the unexpected death of their daughter, it is revealed on Dr Phil that Joe Petito and Nicole Schmidt have moved in together along with their spouses.
Dr Phil exclusively spoke to Gabby Petito’s family on his show, where they proportion how they have been living amid the tragedy.
“There’s not too many people that can understand,” Gabby’s father said. “You feel sorry and you can press, especially if you’re a parent, you get it in your head but until you’re there, you don’t have a clue.”
Gabby’s parents and step parents revealed they have been living in the same home with all of Gabby’s siblings.
“I think it’s really special for our younger children because they were able to bond with each other and distance themselves from what was going on and they were all together,” Gabby’s stepdad said.
“We could be together and talk about the things we were talking about and take the time to be with them and plan her memorial.”
Gabby’s mother additional, “Gabby always wanted us to live in the same house together so she kind of got that.”
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