Barely Known Actor From Green Mile Gains Notoriety For Being 51 And Marrying 16 Year Old Beauty Queen
YOU may not know the name Doug Hutchison and indeed, may look at his face and think ‘Uh… maybe… was he in… wait… no… that’s someone else. Go on, what has he done?’ Well, if by ‘done’ you mean ‘roles as an actor’, then he was in The Green Mile and Lost.
However, if you mean ‘done’, as in, ‘gone and married a 16 year old beauty queen’, then Doug is your man! You see, he’s gone all Jerry Lee Lewis and decided to hitch up with someone he legally can’t have sex with in loads of US States.
The child in question is called Courtney Alexis Stodden and she’s now preparing for a life of being That Girl Who Married Someone Older Than Her Own Father. Hell, she should have snagged Hugh Hefner while he was on the rebound (although, something tells us that 16 years olds are a bridge too far, even for Hef.
It seems like Stodden could be using one of the weirdest marriages in recent years as a platform to become a star. She ran for Miss Teen Washington USA last year and is now trying to become a superstar of Nashville.
The couple, who already have a spokesperson (and occasional babysitter no doubt), released a statement:
“We’re aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial. But we’re very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless.”
So where in the world would sanction such a marriage? Las Vegas, of course.
And weirder yet, Miss Stodden’s parents have given their blessing to all of this. That’d be at least one blessing from her 47 year old father. That makes him four years younger than his new son-in-law. He went on record as saying:
“Every father can only pray to have such a man behind their daughter.”
Hands-up if you also got a horrifying image in your head while reading that sentence.
Update: Mum Krista Stodden tells Radar:
“Courtney was a virgin when she married Doug. She is a good Christian girl. She is a beautiful girl. She has real breasts, real lips, she’s not plastic.”
Sure. But she is a bit leathery for 16, though…