Jade Chipps, 31, from Florida, US, bought a cardboard cutout of her husband to keep her company – after previously printing his face on a pillow, a onesie and even her bathing suit
A devoted wife misses her imprisoned husband so much she bought a cardboard cutout of him to keep her company.
Jade Chipps, from Florida, US, ordered the cutout because she wanted her beloved to be with her over the Christmas holiday.
In a hilarious viral video posted on TikTok she can be seen cuddling her ‘husband’ in bed – and even letting him float around in the pool.
However, Mrs Chipps told The Mirror that life as a ‘prison wife’ is not as easy as it appears from the outside.
The 31-year-old said she is always alone and has yet to have sex with her husband, despite getting married in 2018.
The former flight attendant first contacted her future husband in 2017 after discovering a prison pen pal website.
She told The Mirror: “On one of my overnights I was watching TV and a lady was talking about how she met her husband on a prison pen pal site, so I decided to look at the website.
“I saw Chris and thought ‘he’s cute’ and decided to write to him.”
The couple exchanged long letters before eventually agreeing to speak on the phone – and then finally meeting in person.
Mrs Chipps flew to his South Dakota jail, where they ‘fell in love’ and eventually got married in 2018.
The beautician joked: “My parents were very proud of me.”
She said her husband, who was jailed for burglary and identity theft in 2014, won her heart with his ‘kind’ personality.
“I’ve never been treated so nicely. He’s a nice person and kind. I know he’s in prison but I see the good in him,” she told The Mirror.
Mrs Chipps, who visits her husband every month, said he is due to be released in 2024 and she cannot wait to live with him.
He has already bought her a car and he owns the house she currently lives in, she said.
The beautician added: “People say he’s just using me but my husband is Native American and his tribe own a casino and get a monthly ‘per cap’ (profit from the casino).”
She explained that he turned to crime after he became addicted to methamphetamine and was cut off from the casino cash by his tribe.
However, he is now back in control of his finances and is splashing out on his wife.
The couple are excited about their future and hope to have a child together when he is released.