Michelle Gregg is not a name of any celebrity, sportsman, politician or a media personality. She rose to fame back in 2016 after a tragic incident happened to her and her husband, Deonne Dickerson. They are the parents of the 3-year-old boy who accidentally fell in the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Despite some confusion among people, Michelle and Deonne are a real-life married couple. In fact, they actually have three more kids, making it a 6-member family. Keep reading the article to know about the Greggs and the tragic incident.
When Michelle and Deonne’s boy fell in the zoo, it caused the death of the gorilla named Harambe. Harambe’s death was followed by a fatal shooting in order to save the life of the kid. Although no criminal charges were filed against Michelle, he had to pass through a series of a serious police investigation.
Michelle Gregg with husband Deonne Dickerson
The couple had to pass through numerous backlashes over the internet subsequent to the death of the western lowland silverback gorilla. Although Doenne posted a status on his Facebook thanking the zoo for their decision to shoot the gorilla, he later deleted the post.
Cincinnati zoo kills a gorilla to save a boy who fell into enclosure:
Zoo director Thane Maynard expressed his sadness about the incident, saying,
“The Zoo security team’s quick response saved the child’s life. We are all devastated that this tragic accident resulted in the death of a critically-endangered gorilla. This is a huge loss for the Zoo family and the gorilla population worldwide.”
Michelle and Deonne’s son, Isaiah, was 3 years old when he fell into the enclosure. He turned 4 in December 2016. By the end of this year, he’ll probably be 5.
Michelle Gregg with husband Deonne Dickerson and their son who fell in the zoo
Michelle and Deonne is a normal couple who previously were not used to media attention and limelight. Post-incident, they received a lot of prayers as well as hatred, too. It seems like they didn’t really enjoy the short-lived public fame they received. That’s why they tried to keep other details about their family private. However, we came to know through the photographs that the married couple has three more children.
Michelle Gregg with husband Deonne Dickerson and their children
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We hope that their married life stays strong. We pray that such accidents do not happen to the family again.