My Crazy Barbie Obsession Is Ruining My Life!


Apr. 10 2013, Published 3:54 p.m. ET

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While some little girls grow up and forget all about their Barbie dolls, one woman's obsession with the prefect plastic icon has consumed her entire life and is even starting to threaten her marriage!

In an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming episode of My Crazy Obsession obtained by, Rebecca Chulew reveals that she lives her life for her Barbies because they remind her of her late mother.

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"In order for it to be a crazy obsession  that thing has to be involved in your life from the minute you wake up until you go to bed and that is Barbie for me," Rebecca says.

With hundreds of dolls from decades of collecting, she gives her reason for starting the obsession.

"Barbie always reminded me of my mother."

Rebecca then breaks down in tears, revealing the deep rooted reason she is clinging onto the childhood toys is because it makes her feel closer to her mother Margot who passes away in 2007.

"I've kept my mom's ashes with me here in my home," she says while crying and showing off a Barbie that is dressed like her mother from the 1960s.

"When she died I came to realize she was the only one who cared.  Keeping her here is keeping her close to my heart."

The infatuation is first in Rebecca's life, and her husband Mike admits that it is a problem.

"I don't think this will ever stop," he says about his wife's Barbie-ruled life.

Check out the exclusive video of My Crazy Obsession and tune in for the episode on TLC Wednesday at 10/9c.

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