08:29 PM EDT 11/06/2013
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.
Originally posted 07/15/2011 02:00PM
She's a 16-year-old bride, and the groom is 51. And their Las Vegas wedding in May set off a firestorm of questions about the legality of their marriage.
Now, Lost actor Doug Hutchison and his aspiring actress-singer wife, Courtney Stodden, are giving their side of the story, telling ABC's Good Morning America in their first interview that when they met it was strictly for professional reasons.
"At first, [the relationship] was just really about business," he said. "Totally innocent," she said.
It began through an e-mail correspondence when, at a time Stodden was looking to expand her career that her mother was managing, she learned that Hutchison was holding some acting workshops.
Originally posted 06/21/2011 05:45PM
While it may be unusual, is marrying a 16-year-old who is 35 years your junior illegal? The short answer appears to be no – at least, not in Vegas.
Lost actor Doug Anthony Hutchison, 51, and aspiring singer Courtney Alexis Stodden, 16, caused a stir with the news that they wed in Las Vegas in May. But according to the marriage license page of the Clark County, Nevada website, it's pretty easy. Minor applicants who are 16 and 17 years old can obtain a marriage license with two things: An original or certified copy of their birth certificate, and a parent or legal guardian who will provide his or her consent.
Originally posted 06/21/2011 10:50AM
They say age ain't nothin' but a number, and Lost actor Doug Anthony Hutchison clearly takes that credo to heart.
The 51-year-old actor – who most recently played DHARMA leader Horace Godspeed on Lost, has revealed that he married 16-year-old aspiring country singer Courtney Alexis Stodden in Las Vegas in May.
Hutchison, who was also praised for his role as a prison guard in The Green Mile, posted his happy announcement on his personal website.
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