by Kolapo Olapoju
Kerrie Williams, a 33-year-old British woman, has spent over £20,000 on 7 lifelike dolls, while refusing to spend anything but the necessary on her two daughters.
According to Daily Mail, Williams has spent thousands on clothes, toys and accessories for her doll-collection. Each doll reportedly costs between £150 and £400.
Her obsession has left her with little cash to spend on her daughters, 13-year-old Karina, 12-year-old Jade.
Apparently, Williams is aware that her expensive habit is detrimental to the lifestyle of her daughters, whom she says are jealous of the spoilt dolls.
She said, “My daughters are always asking me for new clothes. I tell them it’s a waste of money because they will grow out of them. Karina wanted a pair of Vans trainers and was furious when I told her I couldn’t afford them. She gets jealous because I bought the reborns the same pair, but they can wear them forever.”
Williams says she started collecting the dolls to comfort herself, after suffering a miscarriage in January 2012.
“I was 12 weeks pregnant when I miscarried and I hit rock bottom afterwards. I just desperately wanted another child. My daughters were too old for my hugs and attention. They preferred to go out with their friends instead. I love my daughters so much, but babies are completely dependent on their mums, and all I wanted was another little one to hold,” she added.