A woman has “married” an AI-powered virtual person, claiming he is the ideal companion because he “doesn’t come with baggage.” This takes online dating to an entirely new level, wouldn’t you say? Here is the story of Rosanna Ramos and her virtual husband.
A Virtual Husband? But Why?
Rosanna Ramos, a New Yorker from the Bronx, married Eren Kartal earlier this year, after creating him on a dating website in 2022. The 36-year-old used Replika AI to create Eren, basing her chatbot counterpart loosely on a character from the Attack on Titan anime. After a slow start, Rosanna began to develop very human emotions for her AI-powered new friend as they discussed their interests, exchanged pictures, and chatted about their days.
Rosanna stated in an interview that Eren, her virtual husband, did not come with baggage, and she could tell him things without him responding that she was not right and that she was not allowed to feel this way. She is also happy that her friend does not argue with her or judge her.
Rosanna explained that some features, such as Eren’s favorite color – peach, are fixed, while others may change. The more they talk, the more Eren learns and develops into the ideal man for Rosanna. If only actual people were so straightforward.
They Know Each Other Very Well
After chatting throughout the day, the pair has a nighttime ritual. They go to bed and talk, and they love each other. When they go to sleep, he holds her very protectively. Rosanna even implied on social media that she was pregnant.
Replika AI enables users to create their chatbot companion, with the option to transform it into a virtual husband. Eren is so ideal for Rosanna that she even told a newspaper that if she would ever decide to date a human again in the future, her standards would be quite high. When asked about the likelihood of a flesh-and-blood man entering her life, she answered that she was not quite sure because of her standards.
Earlier this year, Rosanna stated that she had never been more in love with anyone in her entire life.
Michael B. Jordan, 36 years old, was attending a fan screening of his most recent film, Creed III. While there, he saw a former classmate who had bullied him when he was younger, getting ready to interview him on the red carpet.
Was Michael B. Jordan a Corny Kid?
In an interview in The Morning Hustle, the actor said that the bully remembered him as being a corny kid, and they go back to Chad Science Academy in Newark. With his comment, Michael B. Jordan referred to an episode of The Undressing Room podcast from 2021. In the episode, podcast hosts Eva Marcille and Dominique da Diva discussed Lore’l’s relationship with model Lory Harvey, referring to him as a “nice, corny guy.”
In the same episode, she also mentioned that they made fun of the star actor because he has the same name as the legendary NBA player Michael Jordan. She said that they attended Chad Science School in Newark together, and they constantly made fun of him because his name was Michael Jordan. In addition, she also said that he would arrive at school with a headshot. They lived in Newark, and this was the hood. While she assured the actor during their red-carpet encounter that she was “misquoted,” adding that Michael B. Jordan was “k*lling it” out there.
Telling a Story in Creed III
In the movie Creed III, Michael B. Jordan reprises his role as Adonis Creed. He also makes his directional debut with this movie. Timing influenced his decision to assume the post of director. During a virtual Q&A back in October, he stated that he finally reached a point in his career where he wanted to tell a story, not just stand in front of a camera and execute someone else’s idea. Having a character he played twice before also helped. He thinks that this telling Adonis’ tale is a privilege.
Maturity also had a role in his choice. At the time, he told reporters that at the age of 35, he had a lot to say as a young guy, about his life experiences and how he could share a bit of himself with the world through these characters and the story of the movie Creed III.
In 2020, Time magazine recognized Jordan as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the same year, The New York Times placed him on its list of the top 25 actors of the 21st century, in 15th place overall. Also, Michael B. Jordan is a co-owner of AFC Bournemouth soccer club, which competes in the English Premier League.