- Meirivone Rocha Moraes, from Brazil, fell in love with a toy ragdoll and married it
- Her mum created Marcelo the ragdoll after she complained about being single
- After a few months, she found herself ‘pregnant’ and she decided to get married
- She ‘gave birth’ in just 35 minutes at home, with a doctor and nurse on-site
- Merivale says she is struggling to pay the bills as the only breadwinner
A woman has revealed her extremely unusual path to settling down after fallng in love with a ragdoll – who she’s ‘married’ and even ‘had a baby’ with.
Meirivone Rocha Moraes, 37, from Brazil, met the love of her life after complaining to her mum about being single and having nobody to dance with.
Her mum created Marcelo the ragdoll and it was love at first sight, as the pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance.
However after only a few months Meirivone found herself ‘pregnant’.
But not wanting to have a baby out of wedlock, the pair decided to get married in a ceremony which was attended by 250 people.
Having spent their week-long honeymoon at a beach house in Rio de Janeiro, the couple waited anxiously until their offspring arrived.
She ‘gave birth’ in just 35 minutes at home, with a doctor and nurse on site, while livestreaming the event to an audience of 200 people.
Despite living happily as a family, Merivone says she is struggling to pay the bills as the only breadwinner.
Meirivone said: ‘It was a wonderful day for me, very important, very emotional.
‘He is a man I always wanted in my life. Married life with him is wonderful. He doesn’t fight with me, he doesn’t argue and he just understands me.
‘Marcelo is a great and faithful husband. He is such a man and all women envy him.
‘When my mum made Marcelo and first introduced me to him, I fell in love with him. It was love at first sight.
‘It was because I didn’t have a forró dancer. I would go to these dances but wouldn’t always find a partner.
‘Then he entered into my life and it all made sense.
‘The wedding was a wonderful day for me, very important, very emotional. It rained a lot but it was wonderful.
‘From the moment I walked down the aisle to the end, it was just beautiful.
‘Then went to the wedding night with my husband Marcelo and we enjoyed our wedding night a lot.
‘He has so many great qualities but the only downside is he’s lazy. He doesn’t work at all. But I am a warrior and I keep it going for us.’
However, her story takes an even stranger turn when she recounts having a baby with her doll husband.
After gaining one stone and 4lb during ‘pregnancy’, Meirivone welcomed her doll-child Marcelinho into the world on 21 May and says the ‘birth’ was pain free.
She added: ‘It’s true, Marcelo got me pregnant. He didn’t take care of himself and he didn’t use a condom.
‘He got me pregnant. I took the test – it was positive. I couldn’t believe it.’
As for the labour, Meirivone claims that she really experienced giving birth, although it is not clear why.
She said: ‘I didn’t feel the contractions in pain.’
Despite it being physically impossible, she claims that it was like a real birth.
‘Seeing the placenta and the umbilical cord and the blood made it all real,’ she said.
‘He was here in 35 minutes and he is great. It really upsets me when people say this is fake. It makes me so angry.
‘I am a woman of character. My father, my mother taught me to be honest, to be a good person and not want to take advantage of anything.’