Heading into the singles vacation and not feeling well? Well, at least you’re not in a relationship with a rag doll. A woman in Brazil named Meirivone Rocha Moraes, 37, claims to have met the love of her life in the form of a rag doll named Marcelo.
Alas, the path to true love did not go smoothly – now Moraes claims the doll cheated on her and their relationship is on the rocks. “I was very sad and could hardly sleep because I love my husband so much, but he denied the betrayal.” Here’s what she says about the wandering dummy, and what she’ll do next, in what has to be one of the internet’s most elaborate gags.
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Where did he go? Moraes and Marcelo had a big wedding a year ago, with 250 guests in attendance. Moraes updated the world on her relationship via TikTok, where she announced the inanimate object was unfaithful to her. “I was very sad and could hardly sleep because I love my husband so much, but he denied the betrayal,” she says in a TikTok video that has racked up 1.6 million views so far.
Moraes claims the doll was “texting” another woman. “I learned about it from a friend who told me that she saw Marcelo entering a motel with another woman while I was hospitalized for three nights and three days with Marcelinho, our son. [note: this is a ragdoll baby], who had a virus. At first I thought she was lying, but then I started looking into his phone and saw the conversations, which made me realize he was cheating.”
According to Moraes, Marcelo ruthlessly lied about his lothario ways. “He kept denying everything and said he loved me a lot, besides asking for forgiveness and crying a lot. The argument was ugly and scared [our son] who was crying, so I yelled at her, ‘See what you’ve done?’ I asked him who that woman was and he didn’t answer.”
Moraes considered kicking the doll out of her house, but ultimately decided against it. “I wanted to put him out of the house but our baby is growing up and at this point he would miss his dad a lot. Also the love I feel for him has made me forgiven – not completely – but I don’t think I could live without my husband.”
Moraes claims to have forgiven Marcelo. “I need to talk to him, so he can decide once and for all that he doesn’t cheat anymore and if he does it again, I won’t forgive him.” She posted a video with photos of Marcelo, captioned: “The first night of our marriage we talked and my husband fell asleep on the sofa, I’m very sad, I only have time to forgive but love speaks louder, I gotta give it a hard time!I married a doll.