As Gabby continues to make her media rounds in celebration of her gold medal wins, her family is feuding over her millions.
Reports have surfaced that her parents are fighting over her endorsement deals which are expected to start at $10 million in the next couple of weeks. Sources said that her earnings may even reach $100 million over her lifetime.
“Both sides of Gabby’s family are jockeying to be in good standing with the goose that laid the golden egg,” a close source said. “Meanwhile, poor Gabby is caught in the middle.”
Gabby’s father Timothy Douglas, who served over 17 years with the Virginia Air National Guard was arrested this past February for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to attend a parenting course to avoid jail time. This incident occurred only two weeks after Gabby’s mother Natalie Hawkins filed for divorce from Douglas.
“I’m trying to keep things positive right now,” Douglas told reporters. “I feel like I’ve been the best father that I can be to my daughter and to my family.”
Family friends said that her father flew relatives to see Gabby compete in London but the gymnast was unable to retrieve tickets for the events. Instead, they had to watch many of the competitions on a TV monitor outside.
“We don’t know how many tickets were given, and how they were given, we only know they were not given to us,” said Mary Douglas, Gabby’s paternal grandmother.
“Timothy and his family suspect Natalie had everything to do with them not being able to gain access to Gabby’s competitions, and they’re furious about being cut out!,” a family friend revealed.