Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden, 35-Year Age Difference

Sugar Daddy Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden Relationship

This celebrity cou­ple isn’t famous because of the work they’ve done or the awards they’ve col­lected. Doug Hutchi­son and Court­ney Stod­den are known because of their scan­dalous sugar daddy relationship.

The cou­ple first met in 2011. Hutchi­son, an estab­lished actor, was hold­ing an act­ing work­shop, and Stod­den signed up in hopes of launch­ing her career as an actress. Their 35-year age dif­fer­ence meant noth­ing at the time—this was just business.

They started talk­ing reg­u­larly online and at first, most of their con­ver­sa­tions revolved around act­ing and the film indus­try. Hutchi­son had seen her per­sonal web site and assumed she was at least in her mid 20s—she was only 16. It was only a mat­ter of time before their con­ver­sa­tions started to get more per­sonal, and busi­ness turned into pleasure.

When they real­ized that they were falling for each other, Hutchi­son still had no idea how old Stod­den really was. He even­tu­ally found out through her mother, who was mon­i­tor­ing their online exchanges. Hutchi­son offered to end the rela­tion­ship, but when her par­ents gave them their bless­ing, he decided to make it offi­cial instead. Hutchi­son and Stod­den got mar­ried in May 2011—she was still 16 and he was 51. Peo­ple were shocked, curi­ous, and dis­gusted. Hutchi­son was report­edly dropped by his agent and dis­owned by his fam­ily after mak­ing Stod­den his wife.

An older man mar­ry­ing a younger woman is noth­ing new in Hollywood—a 34-year age gap isn’t even unheard of. What really upset peo­ple about this rela­tion­ship is the fact that Stod­den was so young. Hutchi­son isn’t just old enough to be her father—he actu­ally is older than her bio­log­i­cal father.

Although they still get flack for it, Hutchi­son and Stod­den main­tain that their age dif­fer­ence has no impact on their mar­riage. “We’re aware that our vast age dif­fer­ence is extremely con­tro­ver­sial,” they said in a recent state­ment. “But we’re very much in love and want to get the mes­sage out there that true love can be ageless.”

In Novem­ber 2013, the celebrity cou­ple revealed that they were sep­a­rat­ing. While Doug would remain her co-manager, Stod­den moved out of their shared home and into the apart­ment next door.

“Actor Doug Hutchi­son, 51, Wed Aspir­ing Coun­try Singer Court­ney Alexis Stod­den, 16,” ABC News web site;, last accessed June 27, 2013.