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Late last year, Courtney Stodden was all about the single life.
Originally posted 11/09/2013 05:15PM
Courtney Stodden was just 16 when she and Doug Hutchison, then 51, blissfully wed in 2011. Yet now, just days after their split, the aspiring country singer says she finally sees why people were so concerned about the teen bride's marriage to a man 35 years her senior.
"I got that it is unconventional but I didn't get how weird and strange that it came across," the now 19-year-old tells E! in a new interview, adding that she "definitely" understands it now.
The smiling Stodden opened up about the reasons for their separation, admitting that one huge factor was, "my age, obviously."
Originally posted 11/09/2013 01:20PM
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Originally posted 11/06/2013 07:00PM
Adolescence is a confusing time. One moment you want to be married; the next, you don't. Or so it was for Courtney Stodden, who after two years of marriage, decided to part ways with former Lost star Doug Hutchison, her husband and elder by 35 years.
Wed at the age of 16, "Now, at 19, she's interested in exploring life as an unmarried single young adult – with the freedom to explore her independence," her rep told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. Without reading too much into that loaded statement, we're going to assume a return to dating is on the horizon for the aspiring country singer, and given her past preferences, we've narrowed down our suggestions by age range. Meet your matches, Courtney!
Originally posted 11/05/2013 05:30PM
Doug Hutchison and his teen bride, Courtney Stodden, have split after two and a half years of marriage.
The couple caused controversy when they wed in 2011, because aspiring country singer Stodden was just 16 – 35 years younger than her husband.
"Courtney and Doug have announced they will become legally separate," her rep tells PEOPLE. "They live in separate bedrooms in the same home for now."
Originally posted 10/31/2012 06:00AM
NeNe Leakes spent her Sunday afternoon at Target in West Hollywood with a female friend. With her friend pushing the cart, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star navigated the store.
"Their cart held an air mattress pump, a case of water and a 12-pack of Sprite," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "NeNe stood in the produce section for a bit before adding some grapes to her cart."
While waiting to checkout, the New Normal actress pointed out Sofia Vergara on the cover of a magazine to her friend.
Meanwhile, Lost actor Doug Hutchison and his wife Courtney Stodden – who are both on Couples Therapy – were also spotted shopping in the same store.
– Patrick Gomez
Originally posted 10/27/2011 03:35PM
Though she's now known for her provocative Tweets and controversial marriage to an actor 35 years her senior, Courtney Stodden was just a typical teen, newly unearthed photos show.
Stodden, an aspiring singer, married Lost actor Doug Hutchison in May, when she was 16 and he was 51.
In one high school photo, published by Britain's Daily Mail, Stodden, now 17, posed in a modest black sweater wearing her hair in a side ponytail.
It's a far cry from the blonde bombshell's current look, which consists of big hair, heavy makeup and barely-there outfits.
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