Jessica Wilson, 26, met Eric Buddenhagen, 34, she was on the hunt for someone to become her ‘feeder’ – someone who enjoys feeding their partner and seeing them put on weight.

Jessica had a goal of reaching 42 stone. Searching online, she found Eric, a customer service manager who said he was interested in finding a ‘larger woman that he could overfeed’. It was the perfect match and after under a year of dating the pair are engaged.

The couple met up for their first date in August 2019, when they ate pizza, watched films, and played video games together.

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One month later they were having regular ‘stuffing’ days, which see Jessica eat up to 10,000 calories a day with Eric’s encouragement. In December Eric proposed by hiding a ring in an ice cream sundae. They now plan to get married this year and achieve Jessica’s goal weight.

Jessica, from West Chester, Pennsylvania, said: ‘We met on a website that is for people in the feeder community. ‘I was initially looking for a feeder and someone who loves bigger women, but I never expected to find a fiancé.

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‘It was really love at first sight and initially we were more interested in getting to know each other than we were in me gaining weight, so we didn’t start our feeder and feedee relationship until roughly one month later.

‘On a normal day I eat 5,000 calories, but on a ‘stuffing’ day which we do twice a week, I can eat up to 10,000 calories.

‘On a stuffing day Eric will take me to a buffet and will order me different foods throughout the day to see my stomach swell – and whilst I’m eating he’ll rub my belly and give me words of encouragement.’

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‘We have completely different bodies – Eric is 6ft 1in and 190lbs [13st 5lbs], meanwhile I’m 5ft 5in and 450lbs [32st 1lb] – but he finds my belly sexy. Our goal is for me to reach 600lbs [42 stone 8 lbs] and we are hoping that, alongside getting married this year, that weight will be reached.’

Jessica is keen to let people know she’s healthy despite her weight, and takes measures to ensure her diet doesn’t put her at risk. She said: ‘I have been told I’m fat and unhealthy my entire life from friends and strangers. But every doctor I’ve ever visited is shocked about how healthy I truly am – no health issues at all. Blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar all well within healthy ranges – I just happen to be fat.’

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‘It does aggravate me that people always associate fat with unhealthy because that is not always the case. I walk every day, I eat lots of fruits and veg and I take multivitamins.’ Jessica and Eric’s shared love of food extends beyond their stuffing days.

Jessica loves to cook, making up meals for them both, and the couple like to use food in their sex life, too. So of course, proposing with an ice cream was the only option. ‘I was about to eat an ice-cream sundae when I saw this beautiful engagement ring hidden inside,’ says Jessica. ‘It was a really special way for us to secure our love for each other as well as the community that we met each other in.’