The Strange Arrangement Courtney Stodden Now Has with Her Ex-Sugar Daddy, Doug Hutchison

It started as a breakup rumor, but now it’s con­firmed: 19-year-old Court­ney Stodden’s mar­riage to 53-year-old Doug Hutchi­son is offi­cially over. The news first sur­faced about the demise of this celebrity couple’s May-December rela­tion­ship when sources revealed that Stod­den tapped into a new­found sense of inde­pen­dence and decided she didn’t need her famous older man to look after her anymore.

Stodden’s rep has now released a state­ment con­firm­ing that the celebrity cou­ple is mov­ing to end their con­tro­ver­sial mar­riage by mutu­ally fil­ing for a legal sep­a­ra­tion. “As you know, Court­ney was mar­ried at a young age. Now, at 19, she’s inter­ested in explor­ing life as an unmar­ried sin­gle young adult—with the free­dom to explore her inde­pen­dence,” said the state­ment. In other words, she wants to be able to explore her options, and we can’t blame her.

The celebrity cou­ple main­tained that it was an ami­ca­ble breakup and that they will con­tinue to be the “best of friends for life.” In fact, Stodden’s rep revealed that they’re going to con­tinue liv­ing together, albeit in sep­a­rate bed­rooms, and that Hutchi­son will still co-manage his ex-wife’s bud­ding career in the spot­light. Their rela­tion­ship was uncon­ven­tional to begin with, but this new arrange­ment seems even stranger, even to us.

Stod­den is already enjoy­ing her new life as a sin­gle woman. Just hours after con­firm­ing her mar­riage was over, she was spot­ted head­ing out for a night on the town with a group of friends, com­plete with her skintight mini dress and six-inch platforms.

What do you think: Is it pos­si­ble to main­tain a pro­fes­sional rela­tion­ship with an ex?


Ossad, J., “Court­ney Stod­den Par­ties With Male BFFs After Doug Hutchi­son Split,” E! News web site, Novem­ber 6, 2013;

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