8 People Who Married Bizarre Things
Even if your partner is not human, you can marry an inanimate object like a doll, a hologram, or a pillow. And there are people who’ve gotten brave enough to show society their special point of view.
We at Bright side found 8 stories about ordinary relationships with not so ordinary things.
1. David Sikorski and his burrito bride
A young man named David Sikorski from San Francisco decided to marry a burrito: “It’s my one true love.” For the engagement, he even organized a beautiful romantic photo shoot.
He confessed that it was a bit stressful seeing everyone around him getting married. Then they have babies. And the only thing that he had was his job. Now he is not alone!
2. Davecat married a doll.
Davecat met his wife Sidore Kuroneko in 2000 in a club. She is a synthetic doll and totally looks like a real woman.
Davecat and Sidore aren’t legally married, but that doesn’t interfere with their happiness. Davecat considers himself an activist for synthetic love. He thinks that he also has rights for his way of thinking, like other people with alternative lifestyles.
3. Erika Eiffel married the Eiffel Tower.
Erika Eiffel is famous for her love for objects. She first encountered the Eiffel Tower in 2004. That was the moment of an immediate attraction. In April 2009, on the second anniversary of her marriage to the Eiffel Tower, she confessed that her object love empowered her.
Now she has a relationship with Lance, her competition bow that helped her to become a world-class archer.
4. Kevin Nadal married himself.
Kevin Nadal is an author, activist, and professor of psychology who married himself. He explains his philosophy which is very brave: “I’ve attended at least a dozen weddings, and I have bought tons of gifts for those couples. And don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to do it. But I started thinking: we always celebrate married life, why not single life?”
He thinks that single people are marginals in our world and supports people who don’t have a partner.
5. Tracey Emin married a rock.
British artist Tracey Emin has married a stone. This event happened in her garden in France. She is definitely an interesting person with interesting visions and she inspires many people around with her art: “Somewhere on a hill facing the sea, there is a very beautiful ancient stone, and it’s not going anywhere.”
She sees not just a physical, but also a spiritual connection in a relationship, and that makes a lot of sense.
6. A Japanese man married a hologram.
The future has come. Akihiko Kondo married a hologram. This seems like a fantastic movie where a hero is awakened every day with a virtual wife that reminds him about his schedule and tells him the forecast.
But this is real! Kondo’s wedding was in November 2018 and it is not legally recognized. It provoked lots of reactions in Japan and abroad.
7. Pascale Sellick married a duvet.
Pascale Sellick went viral when she announced her plans to marry a duvet. She is convinced that, for happiness, you don’t need to be in a relationship with a human being. It is not necessary: “It doesn’t matter if you’re single on Valentine’s Day as you can enjoy just having a duvet day.”
8. Aaron Chervenak married his smartphone.
In our modern world, we may say we all have a relationship with our phones. But Aaron Chervenak decided to make this statement official: “If we’re gonna be honest with ourselves, we connect with our phones on so many emotional levels.”
His marriage is not actually recognized, but there was a ceremony.
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