Meet Michelle Carter’s Parents — Gail and David Carter.
Michelle Carter is known nationwide as the 17-year-old who forced her “boyfriend” Conrad Roy III into taking his own life repeatedly, to the point that he actually ended up doing it. Michelle and Carter met in Florida in 2012 and extensively communicated with each other over text messages that spanned over 300 pages.
But, a girl who played “the game of life and death” with a depressed socially anxious Conrad, actually grew up in a normal family. Learn about her parents below in this article.
Who Are Michelle Carter Parents?
Gail Carter and David Carter are the parents of Michelle Carter.
Although the content of the text messages also came as a shock to both of them, Michelle was their daughter and they had to support her. They repeatedly defended their daughter in court and even released a statement via Boston Herald. In the statement, they claimed that their daughter wasn’t the “monster” the public often called her.
They wrote, “Our hearts have and remain broken for the Roy family. For everyone that does not know our daughter, she is not the villain the media is portraying her to be. She is a quiet, kind, and sympathetic young girl. She tried immensely to help Mr. Roy in his battle with depression. We know that once all of the facts are released, our daughter will be found innocent.”
Meet Michelle Carter’s Mom, Gail Carter
After Conrad’s death, Gail Carter reached out to the victim’s mother Lynn via text. At the time, she was unaware of her daughter’s involvement with the death of 18-year-old Conrad. She texted, “I think about you, your family, and Conrad every day. My heart breaks for all of you, as well as for Michelle, who loved Conrad as much as a 17-year-old girl could.”
In 2015, she shocked many people Gail started posting pictures of Michelle at Disney World with friends. Michelle was banned from being on social media but Gail continued updating Michelle’s prom photos. Conrad’s aunt Becky told Boston Herald, “‘It just doesn’t feel like she’s grieving—and that’s really confusing for us.”
Gail Carter Age
Born in April 1967, Gail Carter reached 54 years old in 2021.
Gail Carter Job
According to LinkedIn, Gail Carter worked for PrimeTime Communities as Sales Assistant. Starting from March 2015, she has been working as a Design Coordinator at Advisors Living Division of Boston Realty Advisors. A salary of $59,230 per year is an average for staging interiors for real estate agents, as per glassdoor.com‘s estimation.
Is Gail Carter On Instagram?
No, Gail Carter doesn’t seem to be on Instagram or any other social media platforms.
Meet Michelle Carter’s Dad, David Carter
One of the highlighted moments for Michelle Carter’s father David Carter throughout the time was when he pleaded leniency in his daughter’s jail sentence. He wrote a letter to Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz in 2017 later obtained by Boston Herald. There he wrote, “I pray to God you will take into consideration that Michelle was a troubled, vulnerable teenager in an extremely difficult situation and made a tragic mistake.”
“I am 100 percent sure she was only trying to do what in her mind was right for Conrad,” David continued. “She has accepted the court’s decision and I hope you will consider a term of probation and continued counseling for her and us. She will forever live with what she has done and I know will be a better person because of it.”
He also submitted a character statement to the court. He had stated, “I am convinced the medication she was taking affected her mental state which made it difficult for her to distinguish between right and wrong.”
David Carter Age
Born in March 1964, David Carter turned 58 years old in 2022.
David Carter Job
Esquire reported David Carter worked as sales manager at a forklift supplier. According to David’s LinkedIn, he is currently serving as the VP of Sales at Brodie Toyota-Lift.
Is David Carter On Instagram?
No, like Gail, David Carter also doesn’t seem to be on Instagram.
Are Michelle Carter Parents Still Married?
Yes, Michelle Carter’s parents are believed to be still married. However, they maintain their married life away from the public eyes.
How Many Kids Do Michelle Carter Parents Have?
Michelle Carter’s parents reportedly had two kids. Michelle has a younger sister named Hayden Carter. She had mentioned her sister at least once during her conversation with Conrad. She told if Hayden died she would be “extremely upset for a week or two” but would get over it.
Where Do Michelle Carter Parents Live Today?
Michelle Carter’s parents still live in Plainville, Massachusetts based on the location of the jobs.
Who Play Michelle Carter Parents On The Thing About Pam?
Actress Cara Buono played the role of Michelle’s mom Gail Carter in the show. The actress revealed that she was drawn to “the depths that [The Girl From Plainville] went to explore the complexity of all the characters and peel back the layers.” She also shared that the show created a “fictionalized version” of Gail as she never spoke to the press.
Actor Kai Lennox played her father David Carter.