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Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison Are Back Together – and Renewing Their Vows | Courtney Stodden, Doug Hutchison

Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison Are Back Together – and Renewing Their Vows

Originally posted 08/12/2014 07:05PM

Late last year, Courtney Stodden was all about the single life.

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Courtney Stodden Says She Feels Like a 'Little Girl Again' After Breakup

Courtney Stodden on Her Breakup: 'I Feel Like a Little Girl Again'

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."

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Drew Barrymore's Baby Announcement Inspires Love From Readers

Drew Barrymore's Baby Announcement Inspires Love From Readers

Originally posted 11/09/2013 01:20PM

It was a week of wide-ranging emotions, from the thrilling news that an actress was adding baby No. 2 to her family to the horrific decision made by a newlywed hunter to end his life after a fall left him paralyzed.

Here are the five stories that drew the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week – those that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry ... or left you saying "wow."

To register your responses, tell us what you think by clicking on the appropriate icon appearing at the bottom of every story.

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Who Should Courtney Stodden Date Next? We Decide! | Courtney Stodden, Doug Hutchison

Who Should Courtney Stodden Date Next? We Decide!

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!

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Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison to Legally Separate

Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison Separate

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."

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NeNe Leakes & Doug Hutchison Bargain Shop in West Hollywood

NeNe Leakes & Doug Hutchison Bargain Shop in West Hollywood

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

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Do You Recognize Courtney Stodden Without the Hair and Makeup?

Courtney Stodden: Beneath the Makeup

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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