Unfortunately, Piers Morgan’s childhood was marked by tragedy.
The now 55-year-old Good Morning Britain host lost his father when he was a baby.
But what happened to him? And did Piers talk about it? Read on to find out more …
What happened to Piers Morgan’s father?
Piers Morgan’s father died when he was just 11 months old.
Eamonn Vincent O’Meara died in a traffic accident in 1996.
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Eamonn was an Irish dentist from Galway who married Piers’ English mother, Gabrielle Georgina Sybille.
The GMB host rarely talks about their early childhood.
However, he has said that he is very proud of his Irish roots.
Speaking at the 2019 Irish Post Awards, he said, “My father was Eamonn Vincent O’Meara and he died when I was just one.
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“He was from Galway and had a sister who moved to Offaly and many cousins in Dublin.
“So I feel very Irish.”
Who is Piers Morgan’s mother?
Piers Morgan’s mother is Gabrielle Georgina Sybille.
After her first husband and Piers’ father died, she married the Welsh landlady Glynne Pughe-Morgan.
They settled in Newick, East Sussex.
Piers took his stepfather’s last name and is very close to Glynne and his mother.
He regularly shares photos with Glynne on social media and refers to him as his “father”.
Gabrielle is now on Twitter and has now rushed to Pier’s defense several times.
That includes Sir Alan Sugar railing against Piers last year.
To which she replied: “I am the proudest mother in the world. The only journalist who does his job, as you will find out in the end. “
What did Piers Morgan say about his parents?
Piers hasn’t spoken at length about his mother and stepfather. Still his late father.
However, he announced that both Gabrielle and Glynne fought the coronavirus.
Last year he told GMB: “I just want to say something to my parents, who are both fighting COVID at the moment and have been for two weeks.
“It’s a scary thing for a family when your older parents go through this. You got it from someone in your bladder.
“It was ‘bang like dominoes’. They had lunch together and within three days my parents had COVID-19.
“It has been a long two weeks for our family.”
Fortunately, both of his parents made a full recovery.
And Piers even informed his Instagram followers last month that his parents received their COVID-19 vaccinations.
How many siblings does Piers Morgan have?
Piers has an older brother, Jeremy Morgan.
He is three years older than him and a lieutenant colonel in the military.
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