Post # 1
In today’s marriage news…
Courtney Stodden shocked she got marriage approval
Courtney Stodden thinks her mother was “bonkers” for allowing her to marry Doug Hutchinson when she was just 16 years old.
The 21-year-old reality star wed the ‘Green Mile’ actor, now 56, five years ago and she is astonished she was given permission to tie the knot so young, and admits they separated briefly in 2013 because of the problems caused by their age difference.
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“I got married at 16 and honestly, I look back now and realise how young I was. It’s mind-boggling to me that we were able to do it – that my mom would sign a bit of paper to let me marry a 50 year old. She knew he was a good guy but it’s still absolutely crazy – bonkers.”
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And though she doesn’t regret her relationship, Courtney admits she won’t be giving her own child permission to marry so young.
She added: “I couldn’t possibly let my 16 year old marry anyone. But I don’t like having regrets and Doug and I are still here five years later and very much in love.”
16 is a common min. age in the U.S. for parental &/ judicial approval. In a few states the limit is 15. In New Hampshire, if parents sign off, apparently you only have to be 13! (WTF?)
Post # 2
That happened years ago…I pity the poor girl that she didn’t have guidance and love herself and I think that ‘man’ is a total sleezy creep.
Post # 3
Oh. Hell. No.
that situation is a complete shit show
Post # 4
lilacjedibride: 5 years ago. She has since cheated on him and has also done porn- although she is alone so it’s classy
Post # 5
I have 2 daughters, and that’s a HARD no. You can bet that I’d also be turning the pedophile into the authorities as well.
Post # 6
HELL TO THE NO! Over my dead body.
Post # 7
southerncharm: If you want something really horrifying (and recent) read this. A father drives a pregnant 14 year old to Utah to marry her 25 year old rapist because he did get her pregnant. Father and rapist are in jail. This Courtney stodden thing is old, she married for fame. It worked
Post # 9
Cory_loves_this_girl: a hard no AND getting the authorities involved -> YES.
NO. Never. Not to teach her a lesson, not to know that she’d come back a few years later and say you were right, not so I could say I told you so, not because I feared she’s run away with him, not because I was afraid of driving a wedge between us, not because she might do it 2 years later on her own, not because I caved in, just NO.
I would consider it a huuuuuuuuuuge FAILURE on my part if I were to even consider saying yes to that scenario. I would NEVER hand my kid over to a pedophile.
Post # 10
theatrejulia: holy fuck that is horrifying indeed.
Post # 11
Oh please. I don’t think the fame whoring Courteney stodden is a good example for this. She was dying for attention and ate it up when she married doug. Without the attention this got her she would have still been a big no one. Her and her mother are a good PR match. She didn’t get enough fame from the stunt and is now crying wolf.
Post # 12
NO. Wtf is wrong with some people?
That woman lost some of the most important and formative years of her childhood.
Post # 13
I believe Courtney Stodden’s parents granted consent because of money and publicity. Courtney was of course on board because she wanted fame. Have you seen Courtney and Doug’s past interviews…she was basically auditioning for porn right in front of the cameras. They’re both creepy AF.
Post # 15
Nope, no way, never in a billion years. I wouldn’t give my permission for my 16 year old to marry anyone, let alone a creepy, much older man.