The Ashley‘s got to give it to Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchinson: their relationship certainly lasted a lot longer than anyone predicted.
Unfortunately, though, Courtney has confirmed that she has been separated from her much-older husband for a few months now.
The couple– who married in 2011 when Courtney was only 16 years old and Doug was 51–has not signed divorce papers yet, though, according to Courtney.
“We are legally separated … it’s only been, like, two-and-a-half months,” Courtney told People. “I’m also trying to take things slow because I love him and it’s really hard on him … it’s extremely sensitive.”
There have been rumors going around for months that the reality stars had broken up. On February 8, The Ashley spotted Courtney walking the red carpet of OK Magazine’s Pre-Grammy Party without a date or her wedding ring. The next day, Courtney basically confirmed the split rumors by getting “caught” canoodling with some random dude at a Hollywood karaoke bar.
On Valentine’s Day, Courtney was seen out with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Mani, who is 47 years old.
Doug and Courtney’s relationship has been a roller coaster since the beginning. The pair went on VH1’s Couples Therapy in 2012, and split for a period of nine months in 2013.
Last year, Courtney became pregnant with the couple’s first child, but she unfortunately suffered a miscarriage. That came after Doug and Courtney appeared on Lifetime’s The Mother/Daughter Experiment, where the couple fought it out with Courtney’s mother Krista Keller.
“He’s been my rock for me through so many things that I’ve been through,” Courtney told Us Weekly. “It’s been interesting for sure.”
Now that Courtney’s single, she says she’s ready to mingle and make up for lost time.
“Yeah, I feel [getting married really young] affected me in ways,” she told People. “And they’re playing themselves out now. I feel like I really didn’t get a chance to do a lot of the things a normal 16-year-old … ultimately 22-year-old girl experiences.”
On the bright side, Courtney’s relationship woes may produce yet another one of her musical masterpieces.
This whole situation is a circus side show. Poor Courtney. She isn’t innocent in the matter but at 16 years old, so was nowhere near capable of making a decision like marrying a 51 year old man. How is this not a case of pedophilia and child abuse?
Wow. Courtney looks like she’s about 45 in that picture! She needs to get far, far away, and figure out who she is, on her own.
everyone involved in that marriage had some MAJOR issues….especially Doug and Courtney’s parents…I just hope that Courtney gets it together….she’s got some screws missing….and her whole obsession with Marilyn Monroe is extra creepy.
Agreed. Just a big ol’ mess from beginning to end… wherever that may be lol. Hopefully they will all stay far away from each other.
I find her husband to be very creepy. I hope she gets away and stays away. No 50 year old man in his right mind wants to marry a 16 year old girl. That’s gross, granddaughter age.
I hope the split sticks this time. I know she’s a wackadoodle, but I don’t think she ever stood a chance with her mom being the way she is and Courtney seems like a sweet person for the most part. I hope she finds a real support system to deal with the stress in life; she’s young and can do better. Also I really hope those huge implants go!
I know this will get down voted to filth, but I really think she seems like a sweet, sweet girl at heart. Like if Farrah had a soul, but still had a fucking wack-a-doo mom like she does…similar. But I feel like Courtney has always been a little girl playing Sunset Strip(per) dress up.
I was looking through her instagram the other day and it’s kind of disturbing. She’s trying really really hard to be Marilyn Monroe
Her IG is a place of nightmares. You can clearly see how mentally unstable she is, and its just a matter of time before she OD’s on pills just like her idol. Sad really, as she is surrounded by people who allow this crazyness to continue. She needs a good therapist who resides far far away from LA LA Land…Glad she ditched the perv, but she really needs to get her mental health on track.