A couple have splashed out on designer watches and expensive dinners for their spoiled son, who happens to be a plastic doll.
AJ Sapolnick, 74 and his husband Mark Kirby, 65, decided to have a child that wouldn’t “impede” their lifestyle, after their friends began starting families.
So they bought their son Digby Du Pont from a market in Paris in 1990.
Sapolnick told the New York Post: “All our friends started having children, and we got very annoyed because they had to cancel engagements and there were always excuses.”
The family have celebrated Digby’s milestones, including birthdays at restaurants and a bar mitzvah in Long Island City.
The couple have also bought their son Cartier and Rolex watches.
Kirby added: “He’s our perfect child.
“Initially it looks very strange, but as you get to know us, and be with us — it doesn’t seem so unusual.”
The family are even on a ten-week tour of Asia, where Digby will have a new wardrobe created for him in Bangkok, Thailand.
The trio even wear matching outfits, too. “I found that if we’re wearing contrasting or competing patterns it looks so overwhelming [in photographs],” Kirby added.
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“It had my birth name embroidered into a heart on its chest. This Christmas, my Grandmother borrowed it and gave it back, now with pants, shorter hair, and my new name sewn in place.”
“He’s trans, like me,” added Gabe, whose post on Christmas Day attracted more than 130,000 retweets and likes.