Looking for love is no easy task and can push us to try unconventional matchmaking tactics, but a Brazilian woman has taken this to the extreme.
Meirivone Rocha Moraes, had complained to her mother about her single life.
In order to combat her daughter’s loneliness, her mother created a rag doll with a needle and thread, also known as “Marcelo”.
She said: “It’s because I didn’t have a forró dancer. I went to these balls but I couldn’t always find a partner. Then he came into my life and everything made sense.
The woman married the rag doll ‘Marcelo’ after getting pregnant with a rag doll baby.
Moraes claimed that after getting to know Marcelo, she fell in love, and even earlier after that she got pregnant.
She didn’t want to give birth to the baby when she was unmarried, so she married Marcelo in the presence of 250 family members and friends.
Moraes says her wedding day was everything she had hoped for.
“It was a wonderful day for me, very important, very emotional.”
After the wedding, she went with her husband on honeymoon to Rio De Janeiro.
In an interview, Moraes praised Marcelo and had nothing but good things to say about his married life.
“He’s a man I’ve 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,” she said “Marcelo is a wonderful and faithful husband. He is such a man and all the women envy him.”
However, there is one thing she dislikes about her married life with Marcelo – she is the sole breadwinner.
“He has so many great qualities but the only downside is that he’s lazy. He doesn’t work at all. But I’m a warrior and I keep going for us.”
The woman gave birth at home in the presence of a doctor and a nurse.
Although it seems impossible, Moraes claimed that she got pregnant and even gained weight during her pregnancy.
“It’s true, Marcelo got me pregnant. He didn’t take care of himself and he didn’t use a condom,” Moraes said. “He got me pregnant. I took the test, it was positive. I couldn’t believe it.
She further claimed that she went through labor, however, it was not painful.
She gave birth to a rag doll baby at home in 35 minutes where a doctor and nurse were there to help her.
“Seeing the placenta, the umbilical cord and the blood made it all real,” she said.
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It seems like people have questioned her situation with Marcelo, however, she is stern in her beliefs.
“He was here in 35 minutes and he’s brilliant. It really bothers me when people say it’s fake. It makes me so angry,” Moraes said.
“I am a woman of character. My father [and] my mother taught me to be honest, to be a good person and not to take advantage of anything.
It seems she is content with her happy ending with her husband and baby.
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Sanika Nalgirkar is a news and entertainment writer at YourTango based in Seattle, Washington. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Washington. You can view some of his writings on his website.