UPDATE (November 5, 2013):
Well, it's official. Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison have officially announced the end of their controversial marriage.
“After two and a half years of marriage, Courtney and Doug have decided to become legally separated,” reads a November 5 statement released by the pair to the Daily Mail. “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.”
Although they will be “legally separated,” Doug will still play a major role in Courtney’s life as her co-manager alongside the 19-year-old’s mother Krista. The couple will also “share custody” of their dog, Dourtney, and plan to live in the same house — in separate bedrooms “for now.”
This all sounds kinda odd to us but then again this is Courtney and Doug we’re talking about.
UPDATE (November 4, 2013):
It seems as though the couple that gives everyone the creeps together isn’t always the one that keeps together.
Lending more credence to Friday’s report that Courtney Stodden and her husband, Doug Hutchison, have called it quits on their marriage after three years together, RadarOnline.com now claims that Lost star Doug has moved out of the couple’s shared home.
A source for the site reveals that a “heartbroken” Doug has been left devastated by the news that Courtney wants to call it quits on their marriage and has left their California rental.
“I’m not sure they’ll be able to recover from this,” says the insider. “Doug’s world has been turned upside down, but for Courtney, it’s far from that. She is embracing singledom. It’s clear she has finally emerged to be able to call all the shots. She is branching out and doing her own thing and Doug is getting left behind.”
Original story (November 1, 2013):
And that’s a wrap for Hollywood’s most controversial May-December romance! RadarOnline.com reports that 19-year old Courtney Stodden and her 53-year old actor husband, Doug Hutchison, are calling it quits.
The couple made headlines when then-16-year-old Courtney wed then-51-year-old Doug. Due to her young age, Courtney’s parents had to give permission for the marriage to take place (and for some reason we’ll never understand, they consented). Now a legal adult, sources say Courtney is the one who asked for the split. Meanwhile, Doug is said to be “totally heartbroken” and still very much in love with his youthful wife.
Courtney and Doug’s marriage has not all been frolics through pumpkin patches in lucite heels, as fans of Couples Therapy can attest. However, it sounds like it was another reality show that sealed their fate. The Daily Mail reports that Courtney’s appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. was the turning point. “Courtney has changed so much since being in that house. She is more independent and just wants to have fun like any 19 year old,” an insider tells the site.
While of course all couple splits are sad, we can’t say we’re exactly shocked by this news. How much can you really have in common with someone more than three decades older than you? We wish Courtney and Doug all the best as they move on from this chapter in their lives.