Doug, 51, and Courtney, 16, sit down with Good Morning America to discuss their marriage as Courtney shows off a bevy of barely there outfits — including her wedding dress!
Doug Hutchison and child bride Courtney Alexis Stodden sat down with Good Morning America July 15 and revealed the (horrifying) details of their May-December relationship. Most shocking, and questionable, were Doug’s claims that he had no idea Courtney was even a teenager and assumed she was in her 20s — a devastating blow that rocked his world.
“My world turned upside down…. It didn’t make me want to walk away, but it definitely was a struggle inside my heart … because I had already started falling for her.” It’s like a fairytale!
This falling in love took place online, like all storied romances, when Courtney signed up for one of Doug’s acting classes. “My mother was managing my career. Her friend told my mother that he holding some workshops for acting. And I was very interested in acting. So what better way than to connect that way?” Totally. What better way?
Sadly Courtney was in Washington and Doug Los Angeles, with the entire state of Oregon in between. Would they ever meet? Could their love last? Who would finally make the first move?
Courtney, who spent a majority of the interview licking her lips in somewhat of a haze, admitted it was her, and not Doug, who made the first move. “Well come on, he’s so handsome,” Courtney told Lara Spencer. To each their own I guess.
Next came the most beautiful moment in every relationship, when the man who is three times your age explains to your parents, who are younger than him, that he is falling in love with their barely old enough to drive daughter. “I said, Krista (Courtney’s clearly super strict mother), I don’t know if you know this or not, but your daughter and I are falling in love. If you and Alex have any misgivings whatsoever about this … I will respect you, and Courtney will respect you. And we will step back.” Swoon!
Krista, an early nominee for mother of the millennium, told Doug; “I can feel my daughter’s love for you. I can feel it inside of my heart.”
Courtney, an old soul with a penchant for aggressive makeup and push-up bras, says she remained a virgin until she and Doug were married and therefore no laws were broken. Also, Doug is a kid at heart. “I always joke with Courtney that one of the reasons we worked is ’cause she’s 16 going on 36, and I’m 51 going on 21.” How refreshing!
Check out more of the star crossed lovers below and let them inspire you to find your own summer romance this beautiful weekend!
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