I am 51 years old and so is Doug Hutchinson. You may remember him from “Lost” and/or “The Green Mile” (he played the sadistic guard Percy Wetmore.) Last month (with her parents permission) he married 16 year old Courtney Stodden:
The marriage was legal because Las Vegas law states that as long as one parent or legal guardian consents, one can marry at the age of 16.
Stodden got that parental consent from her mom and dad, Alex and Krista Stodden.
“We all needed a good man in our lives,” said Krista, adding the 35-year age gap does not faze her. “After a while you don’t look at the age. You look at the love they started to have towards each other. He became more than a number to us.”
Courtney, an aspiring actress, model and pop singer, met her husband when he began managing her career. Her parents welcomed Hutchinson, who is four years older than his new father-in-law, into their lives when he started dating their daughter.
“He was her manager, and then as we got to know him, we got to see what kind of person he was,” Krista said. “He just became a wonderful person in our eyes, and he’s a great Christian man.”
If this story is true then it is pretty disgusting.
But she sure doesn’t look sixteen and I’m wondering if this is some kind of publicity stunt. One weird thimg – in just about every interview her mom goes out of her way to say Courtney hasn’t had breast augmentation surgery:
“Everything is real,” insists Krista. “Usually when girls have little cute bodies, they don’t have large breasts, but she’s had no work done, and she doesn’t need anything done.”
I find myself in agreement with Perez Hilton:
She looks like she’s 30, easily!
This has GOT to be some kind of stunt to get her some publicity.
The bad thing is that it’s totally working, too, and we’re guilty of helping it out, just like everyone else who picked up the story!
But, if she’s 16, we’re doing it to call attention to the fact that she’s waaaay too young to get married to a 51 year old man. If she’s mid-thirties, then we’re doing it to call attention to the scam, and that regardless of “even bad press is good press” that her music isn’t going to take off either way after a stunt like this (or a video like that).
Seriously. Just look at her. No way she’s 16.
You tell me – does she look sixteen to you?: