Doug Hutchison, Courtney Stodden separate
November 6th, 2013
10:01 AM ET

Doug Hutchison, Courtney Stodden separate

After two years of marriage, actor Doug Hutchison and his much younger wife, Courtney Stodden, have decided to split up.

A rep for Stodden, who's now an aspiring country singer, tells People magazine that the pair "will become legally separated." As of now, they're still living in the same house but in separate bedrooms.

Hutchison and Stodden made headlines in 2011 when the "Lost" actor, who was then 51, announced that he and a then-16-year-old Stodden had tied the knot.

The lovebirds acknowledged in a statement that they knew their "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."

True love isn't, apparently, timeless. Stodden, now 19, is reportedly interested in living the life of a single woman.

"Courtney was married at a young age," the teen's rep told the Daily Mail. "Now ... she’s interested in exploring life as an unmarried single young adult with the freedom to explore her independence."

Stodden's estranged husband is said to support her "100 percent," and the couple are expected to share custody of their dog, Dourtney.


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