Courtney Stodden, 19, Doesn’t Regret Marriage to Doug Hutchison, 53

Courtney Stodden Regret Marriage to Doug Hutchison Sugar DaddyCourt­ney Stod­den was only 16 years old when she mar­ried actor Doug Hutchi­son, who was 51 at the time. The celebrity cou­ple met online when Stod­den signed up for one of Doug Hutchison’s act­ing classes. Upon get­ting her par­ents’ bless­ing (and con­sent), Hutchi­son and Stod­den got engaged before ever meet­ing in per­son, and then mar­ried very shortly after in May 2011.

The celebrity couple’s 35-year age dif­fer­ence out­raged some, and shocked pretty much every­one, but they insisted that their love was big­ger than their age dif­fer­ence and that their mar­riage was 100% gen­uine.  Not sur­pris­ingly, Court­ney Stod­den and Doug Hutchison’s mar­riage barely lasted two years, with the now 19-year-old admit­ting that she wanted to enjoy life as a young, sin­gle woman.

Although her fairy tale mar­riage to an older man didn’t quite work out the way she had hoped, Court­ney Stod­den says she has no regrets about her deci­sion to marry Doug Hutchi­son with a quickie wed­ding in Vegas. “I had no idea what I was get­ting myself into, to be hon­est,” Stod­den revealed on an episode of True Hol­ly­wood Story: Real­ity Ex Wives. “But it was excit­ing to me to be with the man I loved and expe­ri­ence my first sex­ual encounter.” In case you were won­der­ing, she said she was “very, very happy” with Doug Hutchison’s per­for­mance in the bedroom.

A lot of peo­ple still think that the only rea­son Court­ney Stod­den actu­ally went through with the mar­riage was to get her name out there. If that’s the case, then it worked, because no one would know who she was if it wasn’t for the celebrity couple’s May-December rela­tion­ship. That would also explain why she has no regrets about her failed marriage—it helped her gain instant fame.

What do you think: Did Court­ney Stod­den only marry Doug Hutchi­son so she could get famous?


John­son, T., “ Court­ney Stod­den: I Don’t Regret My Mar­riage!” The Hol­ly­wood Gos­sip web site, May 21, 2014;

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