A teenager has revealed she’s set to ‘marry’ her zombie doll which she claims she is in love with and has a ‘normal’ and ‘intimate’ relationship with.
Felicity Kadlec, from Massachusetts, claims she has been in a relationship with doll Kelly for three years, after being given her as a present when she was just 13.
She described how she has a ‘genuine connection’ with Kelly – and has even had the doll’s name tattooed on her arm.
However, Felicity – who says she’s had boyfriends in the past – admitted that many people don’t understand their relationship.
Felicity said she was given the doll as a present aged 13, but claimed it took three years for their relationship to develop.
‘I found Kelly on a creepy doll collection website and I was gifted her when I was 13,’ she said.
‘But it wasn’t until I was 16-years-old that I started to get feelings for her, but it was something that I kept on trying to deny.
‘I have had boyfriends in the past, and I always thought that I was in love with them – but they never made me feel the way I do now.’
‘We have a normal, intimate relationship which is progressing in the normal way – and we are getting married in September.’
Felicity said she told herself that her feelings for the doll were ‘wrong’ at first, but eventually came to terms with how she felt.
She explained: ‘Our relationship was on and off since I was 16, because I would tell myself that it was wrong and break it off.
‘But over the past year I have really come to terms with my feelings for her and I know that my love for her cannot be changed.
‘I got her name tattooed on my arm in the spring because she’s always going to be a part of my heart – she is a part of me and no one can change that.’
She added: ‘I am intimate with Kelly – I caress her and feel safe with her, and I feel a genuine connection when I’m having an intimate moment with her.
‘Myself and Kelly are now set to get married in September, as it’s the same month as our birthdays, and I have even bought the rings already.’
However, Felicity said that many of her friends and family are not on board with her relationship with Kelly.
She said: ‘I get a lot of different opinions about Kelly and I’s relationship – but I expect that.
‘I know there are some people out there who think I should be with a real human, but to me Kelly is real.
‘I do even receive criticism from my friends and family – if we go out with them they won’t let me bring Kelly with me.
‘If we go for food she always has to stay inside the car because people will stare at her, so we’ve never been able to have a date in public.
She added: ‘But regardless of what other people think about our relationship, she makes me happy and I love her so that’s all that matters.’