A single mum has ditched the dating scene after meeting and marrying The One, who just so happens to be her favourite rug who she’s named ‘Mat’.
Bekki Cocks has finally declared her love in front of special guests as she married the rug of her life in a unique marriage ceremony.
The 26-year-old tied the knot to her favourite rug at her home in Greater Manchester, where they also had their honeymoon.
Bekki spoke to the Daily Star: “I bought Mat about a year ago and I’ve been banging on about how much I love him to anyone who will listen ever since.
“It became a bit of a thing with my friends who used to joke ‘if you love Mat so much why don’t you marry him?’.
“I spend so much time looking after him – cleaning him and vacuuming him a couple of times every day and making sure he always looks his very best – I couldn’t imagine being without him now.”
The casino worker makes sure she attends to Mat’s every need by cleaning up any mess made on the rug by her two children every day.
In the evening, Bekki always gives Mat one final clean that ensures he enjoys a crumb-free night.
Bekki added: “I am a little obsessed with Mat. When the kids are in bed, I’ll often just lie down with him and tell him my most private thoughts.
“I’m a single mum, so he’s become a confidant and I always seem to be able to think things through properly when we’ve been together.
“So, a few months ago when one of my friends said I should marry him, I said ‘I will then’.
“It started as a bit of fun but I soon started looking into a service and eventually it became something I was determined to go through with.
“I couldn’t be happier – I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with Mat.
“I’ve also promised that while I might step on Mat from time to time, I won’t ever walk all over him.”
The overjoyed couple tied the knot during an extra special service that was hosted by a celebrant from the Independent Fitters carpet store, which is close to Bekki’s home in Stockport.
Dr Beckmann’s Susan Fermor said: “When we heard about Bekki’s story we felt we had to get involved.
“So we’ve offered to pay for her wedding and give her as much carpet care product as she can possibly use in a lifetime.”
You may find this behaviour odd, but Bekki is not the only person to ‘find love’ with an inanimate object.
Amanda Liberty, aged 35 from Leeds, has claimed she is in an open relationship with several light fittings. Yet she has an extra special place in her heart for her chandelier named Lumiere who she soon plans to wed.
During her previous long-distance relationship with the Statue of Liberty, Amanda changed her surname from Whittaker.
Amanda says she identifies as an objectum sexual – which means she is attracted to objects rather than people.
She bought the love of her life, 91-year-old chandelier Lumiere, for £400 after he caught her eye on eBay.
She said: “I had no idea she was my soon to be wife.”
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