Did “Big Brother” Break Up Teen Bride Courtney Stodden and Her Older Husband, Doug Hutchison?

Sugar Baby Courtney Stodden and Her Older Husband Doug HutchisonAnother celebrity cou­ple has pulled the plug on their May-December mar­riage, although we have to admit, we kind of saw this one com­ing. Court­ney Stod­den, 19, and Doug Hutchi­son, 53, have finally decided to end their two-year mar­riage, at least for now.

The celebrity cou­ple shocked and appalled every­one when they revealed that they were hon­or­ing their illicit May-December rela­tion­ship with mar­riage. With Stodden’s par­ents’ approval, the 16-year-old mar­ried the Lost actor—he was 51 at the time, mak­ing him even older than her father. Despite receiv­ing enor­mous amounts of flak for their May-December rela­tion­ship, both Hutchi­son and Stod­den main­tained that their 35-year age dif­fer­ence meant noth­ing to them. “We’re aware that our vast age dif­fer­ence is extremely con­tro­ver­sial, but we’re very much in love and want to get the mes­sage out there that true love can be age­less,” the celebrity cou­ple said in a joint statement.

They clearly spoke too soon. Stodden’s recent stint on the U.K. edi­tion of Celebrity Big Brother is report­edly one of the key causes behind the split, because she “real­ized that there is a whole world out there to explore,” said one insider. “She was so reliant on Doug up until doing the show, but after going so far away, she real­ized she could sur­vive by her­self.” Going on the real­ity show with­out her older hus­band was Stodden’s first real dose of inde­pen­dence, and it was that free­dom that com­pletely changed the dynam­ics of the celebrity couple’s May-December rela­tion­ship. It prob­a­bly also didn’t help that while she was in the U.K., Stod­den was legally allowed to drink, some­thing she was never able to expe­ri­ence in the U.S. where she’s still underage.

The end of the celebrity couple’s mar­riage might also be thanks to Hutchi­son not being able to keep up with his young wife in the bed­room. Stod­den has openly said that, because she’s “young and horny,” the one thing she would change about their rela­tion­ship is more sex. They were even see­ing a sex ther­a­pist at one point to help boost their sex life.

The celebrity cou­ple has yet to com­ment on the rumored split, but other sources are say­ing it’s Stod­den who’s push­ing to end their marriage.

Sources:

Marikar, S., “Actor Doug Hutchi­son, 51, Wed Aspir­ing Coun­try Singer Court­ney Alexis Stod­den, 16,” ABC News web site, June 21, 2011; http://goo.gl/0vRUC.

Ravitz, J., “Court­ney Stod­den, 19, Splits With Doug Hutchi­son, 53, After Two Years of Mar­riage,” Us Weekly web site, Novem­ber 1, 2013; http://goo.gl/3Y7gHU.

Photo Credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com (Court­ney Stod­den), Fea­ture­flash / Shutterstock.com (Doug Hutchison)