‘I know it may seem strange, but…’ Courtney Stodden’s ‘reborn’ baby
Earlier this year, she suffered from a devastating miscarriage three months into her first pregnancy.
But model and reality TV star Courtney Stodden has now acquired a life-like 'reborn' doll – which she says was recommended to her by her therapist.
Wearing a short pink wig and sunglasses, 21-year-old Courtney shared a video on Instagram which show her excitedly cradling the doll.
Admitting that she was "so nervous," about the arrival of the reborn baby boy she can be seen in the video saying "I don't want to hurt him," as she unwraps the packaging.
"He's so pretty; so beautiful – he looks just like a baby…" Courtney can be heard adding.
Ms Stodden then turns to her pet dog to introduce the doll: "Look at your baby brother!"
In an accompanying caption, the model – who has been married to 56-year-old Dough Hutchison for five years – shared: "Just received my reborn baby today! Exciting.
"I know it may seem a little strange but my therapist suggested that having him may help me cope with my loss. #rebornbaby."
She later posted three more images – one black-and-white snap of the doll, along with another the doll alongside one of her dogs, and another one which showed the accompanying 'birth cert,' which came with the doll.
Shortly after her miscarriage, which she spoke publicly about in July, Ms Stodden also shaved her head to manage her grief.
Some fans today expressed their concern that the reborn doll was unhealthy for Courtney – but others thought it could prove beneficial for her as she copes with the loss of her baby.