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Woman celebrates WEDDING anniversary to French bridge six years after marrying the ‘handsome’ stone structure

AN Australian woman who married a BRIDGE has revealed they are celebrating their wedding anniversary after she fell in love with the structure six years ago due to a bizarre relationship disorder.

Jodi Rose, from Sydney, fell in love with Le Pont du Diable in Ceret, also known as 'The Devil's Bridge', when she was travelling through southern France in 2013

Falling head over heels for the 14th century structure, Jodi, who is known as Mrs Pont du Diable, married the bridge in an intimate service in front of 14 guests, and the mayor of the neighbouring town, Saint-Jean-de-Fos.

Six years after their nuptials, Jodi has spoken out about object personification synaesthesia, the disorder which causes her to associate inanimate objects with personalities, genders and even feelings.

And ultimately, it was the disorder that meant she fell in love with the stone bridge, which wears a custom-made giant ring to signify it's marriage to Jodi.

She told Channel 7 of her wedding day: "I was really quite nervous before the wedding - I felt like a bride and it felt really, really beautiful and exciting."

Explaining there are many attributes that attracted her to her husband, she added: "He's very handsome, strong and sturdy - and I felt that he is someone I can connect with and who I feel will give me some grounding."

But ultimately she wants everyone to know that there's 'someone' out there for them - even if that means, like it does for her, that it's an object other's might not understand.

"There's someone out there for everyone," she added. "Or some bridges, chandeliers, pool floats. Something for everyone. There's no limit to love and the way you can feel, experience and express love."

Before getting married, Jodi wrote on her blog that while the bridge may not outwardly express feelings to others, the Pont du Diable is something she feels 'connected' with, and keeps her 'rooted to the ground'.

She wrote in 2013: "The Devil's Bridge is everything I could desire in a husband - he gives me a safe haven and lets me follow my own path, without trying to keep me tied down.

"I am devoted to him, though he understand I love other bridges - and men. Our love is one that embraces life, materialised in the swirling river that flows before his magnificent body."

Sadly for Jodi, her marriage to Le Pont du Diable is not legally recognised by the French authorities, but she regularly returns to France to check on her lover.

And while she champions his 'great pylons', she is yet to disclose whether she and her stone lover are yet to consummate their marriage sexually.

While the union might seem strange, sexologist and object personification expert Dr Amy Marsh says the disorder is more common than you might think.

She explained to Channel 7: "Many people have very robust, rich, complex relationship with an object or maybe even a number of objects.

"Object personification synaesthesia is where you can sense personality in objects. And while it might seem alien and strange to us, the feelings are very real for the person who has that going on."

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