My cousin grew up without a father. Her father is a deadbeat who left her mom when she was 2 months old and wanted nothing to do with her. Her mom got married to her step father when she was 6. Her stepfather is a verbally abusive narcissist who my cousin has never gotten along with. My mom (her aunt) would always watch her when she was little because her mom was busy with school and work. She gets along with her mom. Now my mom has always been obsessed with a 90s singer who’s still making music today. My cousin was heavily influenced by this guy at a very young age due to my mother. (She was taken to various concerts, backstage passes, watched his trl interviews, watched him on tv all the time) yadda yadda. So my cousin has always had admiration to this guy growing up. Her current wall in her room is an entire shrine to this guy. She has huge fan account on Instagram that the guy has interacted with her on. She’s gotten interacted with him at recent concerts and selfies. When we go on trips, she brings her laptop which is several tabs opened with just pictures of this guy on there “watching” us. I remember after we went to his concert about a year ago we went back to the hotel and she opened up the laptop and was talking about how great the concert was and had it “staring” at her while she sleeps. A recent trip I went on she brought the laptop yet again…to have his pictures stare at us. I believe she talks to his pictures to this very day when she’s by herself , my aunt said when she was younger she caught her talking to the pictures of him she used to put in dvd cases and sleep with or have them propped up against the wall. She doesn’t have dvd cases with his pictures anymore. Recently she saw a picture of him with his own child (he only has one and the kid is a toddler) and she started crying. I asked her why she was crying and she seemed embarrassed and didn’t want to answer. My aunt said she used to call the pictures of this guy “daddy” when she was little in her sleep. She doesn’t really have friends and has massive social anxiety. She does see a therapist but I don’t think she’s ever brought up the pictures or anything but I’m not sure. I know she can’t fall asleep without the pictures looking at her.