Abby has a lot to be thankful for! Not only was she rescued at sea, but now she also has a new little brother!
Abby Sunderland is a big sister again! Her parents, Marianne and Laurence Sunderland, welcomed their eighth child June 29 — a boy named Paul-Louis Sunderland! The healthy new addition to the Sunderland clan arrived while Abby, 16, was at a press conference in Marina del Rey, Calif.
She’s home back in California, her mother’s in labor and she’s not planning any adventure trips or reality shows any time soon!
Teenage sailor Abby Sunderland is finally home and seemed cool, calm and collected at her first press conference June 29, since her ship, Wild Eyes, was damaged in the Indian Ocean on June 10.
The 16-year-old sat next to her 17-year-old brother, Zac, who brought her home to California from tiny Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, where she was dropped off by her rescue ship. Her parents couldn’t be with her at the press event because mom Marianne is currently in labor with the Sunderland family’s eighth child, who will be named Paul, in honor of the French captain who saved her, Paul Louis Le Moigne.
Abby’s parents missed her first press conference since arriving back home, but this time it wasn’t because of neglect!
Abby Sunderland‘s dad, Laurence, has been under fire for letting his 16-year-old daughter attempt to sail around the globe by herself — but today, June 29, the world’s most unpopular father missed his girl’s press conference at their home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. for a legitimate reason…his wife, Marianne, went into labor with their eighth child.
The teen sailor is reunited with her brother following her near fatal stint at sea!
Abby Sunderland is FINALLY safe and sound and back on land after fears she was lost at sea following a June 10 storm in the Indian Ocean that forced the California teen to abandon her dream of becoming the youngest person to sail solo around the sea. The Associated Press reports that the California teen arrived on Reunion Island Saturday, June 24 where she was greeted by her 18-year-old brother Zac and quick to defend her parents’ decision to let her participate in such a dangerous trip. “They have put up with a ton of stuff to help me follow my dream,” the young sailor said.
HOLLYWOODLIFE.COM EXCLUSIVE: Abby Sunderland Forced To Go On Dangerous Boat Trip Or Lose Sponsor!
HollywoodLife.com has learned that 16-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland was forced to leave her home port of Marina del Rey, Calif., on Jan. 23 even though it would mean she’d be heading into the most dangerous time to sail in the Southern Hemisphere’s Indian Ocean, or else she would have lost a major sponsor. Read more & see Bonnie’s video take on Abby …
The shell-shocked Sunderland dad tells us he wishes that drama caused from reports he was exploiting his daughter would stop – and that Abby is doing well. Her brother, Zac, agrees
Laurence Sunderland is fighting back against claims that he was exploiting his teenage daughter Abby’s around-the-world trip for the purposes of a reality show. In an exclusive interview, both he and his 18-year-old son, Zac, told HollywoodLife.com that Abby is fine, their family is surviving and that Laurence would NEVER sell out his children.
“I would never even BEGIN to harm any of my kids,” Laurence told us at his Thousand Oaks, Calif. home June 15 in response to said exploitation claims, adding that the horrific things being said about him are “not at all” true.
Shocking! Although he was on-board with the idea just one day ago, Laurence Sunderland now says Abby’s reality show is NOT happening — because the producers wanted her dead!
Just yesterday Laurence Sunderland proudly announced there would be a reality show highlighting his 16-year-old daughter Abby’s sailing trip around the world, but after receiving tons of criticism and “balloon dad” comparisons, he conveniently announced the show is no longer happening. Eat your words much?
BFFs, We asked YOU, our readers, your thoughts on Abby Sunderland’s journey and you are outraged with how her parents are handling the situation!
We’ve been giving you the lastest news on Abby Sunderland, 16, who attempted to be the youngest girl to sail around the world. But ever since her boat tipped and word that her dad, Laurence Sunderland, is going to capitalize off her near-tragedy with a reality show — our readers have gone crazy! Everyone is so upset that her dad is going forward with this new reality TV show, Adventures in Sunderland! Depsite new developments, you are saying her parents are still to blame!
Are you as NOT surprised as I am by the latest news this morning that the 16 year-old sailor’s dad was shopping a reality show?
Abby Sunderland’s father, Laurence Sunderland, has signed a contract to do a reality show called Adventures in Sunderland, about his family of “daredevil” kids, he revealed to the New York Post.
He also admitted that he’s broke, has 7 kids, another on the way and that “the show might be about family, it might be about Abigail’s trip. Read more
The 16-year-old California teen was fixing her engine when her entire boat rolled into the water.
Abby Sunderland is safe and well after being rescued from a frigid stretch of the Indian Ocean early yesterday morning by a French fishing vessel, but even she admits how lucky she is to be alive. Abby told Australian Broadcasting Company Radio, “I was really lucky that there was a boat that could come and get me where I was.” What a relief!
The 16-year-old who wanted to be the youngest sailor to sail all the way around the world has been found after losing radio contact for a harrowing 24 hours!
Abby Sunderland has been found! Sunderland, 16, hit rough seas and, apparently, her boat tipped amidst a storm and her mast broke — but the boat, called the Wild Eyes, didn’t sink.