Doug Hutchison was a 50-year-old, little known actor that had tiny roles in The environment-friendly Mile and Con Air. Courtney Stodden was a 16-year-old that had desires to end up being an actress. Together, they to be a tabloid magnet.

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The pair raised eyebrows in 2011 when they married despite their 35-year period difference and also the fact that Stodden — that is non-binary and also uses they/them pronouns — was underaged. In ~ the time, Hutchison said he had currently fallen in love v Stodden prior to realising their true age.

Here's a look back at their relationship and also the loophole in the us that enabled an adult to marry a minor.


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Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden met in an acting workshop in 2010. (Getty)

How did Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison meet?

Stodden met their future husband virtual in 2010 ~ they got to out to him about an acting workshop he was hosting in LA. The previous beauty pageant queen — in 2009, Stodden to be gunning for the location of miss out on Teen Washington — aspired to end up being an actress in ~ the time. 

"The means we met was really beautiful," Stodden said in a share interview through Hutchison on ABC News in 2011. "My mommy was controlling my career. Her friend told my mother that he to be holding some workshops for acting. And I was an extremely interested in acting. For this reason what better way 보다 to affix that way?"

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Doug Hutchison stated he did not know how old Courtney Stodden was till months after castle met. (Getty)

Hutchison claimed they developed a nearby bond also without meeting, saying they exchanged "totally innocent" emails and spoke top top the phone because that months before he learned Stodden was simply 16 years old.

" people turned upside down," he stated of finding out Stodden's age. "It didn't do me desire to to walk away, however it certainly was a struggle inside my love … since I had already started falling because that her."


How old to be Courtney Stodden once they married Doug Hutchison?

The budding actress was simply 16 year old when they married Hutchison, that was 51. The pair married in ras Vegas' small Chapel of flowers on might 20, 2011. 

In the aforementioned ABC News interview, Stodden revealed they were a virgin when their father walked them under the aisle.

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"I to be a virgin," Stodden confirmed with the outlet. "I knew that if I kept that, I would really it is in blessed v a beautiful gift. And God did. He blessed me through my soulmate. For this reason I'm really thankful because that that." 

Hutchison an initial announced the marital relationship on his website, writing, "Mr. And also Mrs. Hutchison live together happily ensconced in their Hollywood Hills home with their lil' pups, Everette and Tuna."

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The couple became a continuous feature on red carpets in LA. (WireImage)

After your wedding do headlines and sparked concern about the world, the newlyweds exit this statement: "We're mindful that our vast age distinction is exceptionally controversial. However we're an extremely much in love and also want to get the blog post out there that true love can be ageless."

This was Hutchison's 3rd marriage. Between 1999 and 2002, he was married to director and also producer kathleen Davison, before marrying singer Amanda Sellers in 2003. They separation two year later.

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Doug Hutchison and also then-wife catalent Davison attend The green Mile new York City premiere in 1999. (Ron Galella arsenal via Getty)

In 2019, Stodden reflect on their marital relationship in a Buzzfeed interview and also the attention they received from the tabloids.

"I knew it was controversial. Ns knew it would certainly be difficult to get civilization to accept it. But I had no factor to be ready for what happened," castle said. 

How go Doug Hutchison get married a 16-year-old?

Marrying under the age of 18 is banned in Washington, whereby Stodden is from. That's the factor why castle exchanged vows in las Vegas, Nevada. 

Nevada is one of plenty of US states that enable 16-year-olds come marry as lengthy as they have parental consent. So as soon as their relationship became serious, he approached Stodden's parents, Alex and also Krista, who gave their blessing. Krista signed the papers and also Alex walked your daughter down the aisle.

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Courtney Stodden mutual this since-deleted Instagram picture from their 2011 wedding. (Instagram)

Are Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison still together?

The pair experienced a rollercoaster the highs and also lows since marrying in 2011. 

In 2013, shortly after appearing on the UK execution of gendergeek.org huge Brother, Stodden stated they called time on their marriage to "sow mine wild oats".

"I just recently perfect a insignificant on 'gendergeek.org large Brother' in the UK and I think ns turned 19 ~ above the show and I was in the house for about a month and it to be the very first time ns was away from Doug," they told the accused podcast.

"After I gained off the show, i was like, "You understand what, I must sow my wild oats. I have to go out. I need to date. I need to screw,' so that was usually the main reason for that separation and also we to be separated for around a year maybe."


The pair reunited simply gendergeek.org months later, just to separate and also reconcile on numerous other occasions. Castle eventually break-up for great in 2017 after 6 years of marriage with Stodden filing because that divorce.

Stodden later revealed to People magazine that in 2016 — one year before their split — they had actually a miscarriage after ~ falling pregnant through their first baby. The star told the outlet the pregnancy loss "deeply" affected the marriage.

"It is through a heavy heart to inform you the last week Courtney Stodden suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage," Stodden's manager Gina Rodriguez likewise said in a statement in ~ the time. "Courtney and also her husband, Doug, room at an emotionally loss for words and are using this time to grieve through their close family and friends."

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After a quick attempt at reconciling in 2018 — Stodden post an Instagram article saying they need "this man earlier in my life". The couple were officially divorced in January 2020.

Stodden had concerned accept and also welcome the finish of she marriage, tweeting at the time, "Im officially divorce today."


How lot money walk Courtney Stodden obtain in the divorce?

Courtney Stodden did no get any type of money in your divorce with Doug Hutchison. 

In a 2018 interview through TMZ after ~ separation, Stodden revealed the couple did not have a prenup and they were no asking because that spousal assistance in their court filing. 

"I didn't marry him for his money. He hardly had any kind of when i married him," Stodden said, before claiming they each earned simply US$2500 per month (approx. $3200). 

"There's a huge misconception about he to be this wealthy sugar daddy, and also I mean, in reality, ns was type of the breadwinner, girlfriend know, because that a when in ours relationship," Stodden said. "Big misconception. I did a great job playing right into the totality image, friend know. But I was the breadwinner. There's no money to go after, also if I want to." 

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Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden's 35-year period gap never ever bothered the couple. (WireImage)

What is Doug Hutchison net worth?

The actor is supposedly worth US$500,000 (approx. $645,000). 

He operated consistently up until 2011, certification in movies such together Batman & Robin, Con Air, I am Sam, A Time to Kill, and also The green Mile. Yet the exhilaration gigs dropped and his controversial marriage to Stodden showed up to derail his acting career. 

What is Doug Hutchison law now?

Since the married Stodden in 2011, Hutchison has only appeared on three productions. 

He does have actually two brand-new projects in the pipeline, however, the thriller The Bend and the drama Bogie and Bacall, a biopic in which Hutchison will certainly play Spencer Tracy. 

In a February 2020 interview v Fox News, the actor stated he did no regret marrying Stodden and takes "full responsibility" because that the relationship. 

"She was 16 and also I was 50, so i knew our union to be going to revolve heads, however I didn't realise the affect it would truly have," the said. "I didn't realise that in marrying Courtney, my manager would drop me, mine agent would certainly drop me. I was blacklisted. I was blackballed from spreading directors. Ns shot my career in the head for love." 

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Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden dubbed it quits in 2017 after six years of maairge. (WireImage)

How is Courtney Stodden law now? 

On march 3, 2020 — the day they officially divorce — Stodden post a heartbreaking blog post on Instagram, expressing regret over marrying the gibbs at just 16. 

"I look earlier at this picture and feel absolutely taken advantage of," they began in the since-deleted post, which featured a picture of your wedding day. "I've been scared to also speak up about feeling groomed or gift verbally abused during the virtually 10-year marriage because I was a child and also he was 50 when we married however I'm a mrs now and it's time for me to placed my big girl pants on and speak on this matter.

"I've felt completely trapped, manipulated and at times exit by adult // cultivation up in such an setting — it ended up being a lonely and dark place."


Stodden then wished Hutchison well yet said they would always be "angry" with them. 

"You've left me — a kid woman, feeling belittled and also confused. These things I chandelier overcome. Ns wish you well," Stodden added. "But you re welcome don't ever before do this to one more minor again. It's not right... Even if the parent indicators off. Wait a respectable lot of time prior to marrying. Youngsters aren't on your level. I'll always love you regardless. It is in better. Together shall I."

Due to the controversial marriage, Stodden's every move remains in the headlines.

Most recently, they received plenty of media fist for calling out the method Chrissy Teigen cyberbullied castle on social media.

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"She wouldn't just publicly tweet about wanting me to take it 'a dust nap' however would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Points like, 'I can't wait for you to die,'" Stodden called The daily Beast in might of Teigen's previous comments. 

Teigen has since issued one apology via Twitter. 


"I'm mortified and also sad at who I supplied to be. Ns was one insecure, fist seeking troll," Teigen tweeted on might 13. "I to be ashamed and fully embarrassed at my behavior but the is nothing contrasted to exactly how I do Courtney feel.

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"I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but due to the fact that I publicly fueled all this, I desire to likewise publicly apologize. I'm therefore sorry, Courtney. Ns hope you can heal currently knowing exactly how deeply sorry ns am."

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Stodden was ago in the headlines this week as soon as they announced their engagement to her longtime boyfriend, entrepreneur chris Sheng.

In an Instagram video clip shared on may 31, Stodden flashed the sparkler, "I claimed yes ...OH and the ring made me gag it's therefore beautiful."