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Justin Bieber fan who changed surname reveals obsession

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Image caption Gabrielle Newton-Bieber, from Worksop in Nottinghamshire, hopes to meet the singer when he performs in Sheffield

A woman who loves Justin Bieber so much she legally took his surname has gone public with her obsession in the hope he will meet her.

Gabrielle Newton-Bieber said she pretends they are married and believes he is "the only man for me".

The 22-year-old Belieber also talks to a cardboard cut-out of the star.

She has five Bieber-related tattoos and her home in Nottinghamshire is filled with merchandise and memorabilia.

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Image caption She has five Bieber-related tattoos, including a copy of the key that is often spotted hanging around Justin Bieber's neck

Her obsession began when she was 16, at the same time Bieber released his debut single, One Time.

She begged her mother to let her change her name and, eventually, she relented and paid for the name-change as an 18th birthday present.

"I like him even more now than I did as a teenager," said Ms Newton-Bieber.

"I literally wouldn't go out with anybody else unless he had an identical twin or a lookalike."

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Image caption Gabrielle Newton-Bieber says she would "probably just burst into tears" if she met Justin Bieber

Ms Newton-Bieber added: "I always call Justin my husband when I talk to people."

The supermarket worker has two tattoos on her ribs, two on her shoulder and one underneath a breast.

She is planning a sixth and hopes to meet Bieber when he performs in Sheffield in October.

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Image caption Gabrielle Newton-Bieber has every CD, DVD, perfume, nail polish and make-up the star has ever put his name to

"Honestly if I met him I would probably just burst into tears," she said.

"I do think if I won the lottery I would probably end up finding where he's living and move there."

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