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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  1. Jame

    "Aspiring singer"??? thats like saying a lump of coal is aspiring to be a may happen, but not in this lifetime

    November 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nokoolaidcowboy

    This is total bull! And shame on Dourtney for shamefully exploiting this for what is rumored to be a tell all book.
    Man's best friend?!? Pftthhh!

    November 8, 2013 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. larry the conquerer

    and the career in porn starts in 10...9....8....

    November 8, 2013 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ken

    OMG!!! I am speechless I didn't see that coming!!!

    November 8, 2013 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Butterstotch

    "Dourtney?" Really!?!?!

    November 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fed up Vet

    Never saw it coming, I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

    November 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jez

    Wow. Who saw that coming? (sarcasm) Time for another Rediculist sketch.

    November 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. What Dafuq Is Up With Hollywood

    OK.... can someone tell the claim to fame for the following no talent hacks:
    Courtney Stodden
    Doug Hutchinson
    Perez Hilton
    Paris Hilton
    Kato Kalin

    There's too much free airtime that makes these morons big deal for no reason.. these imbeciles along with the Palins shouldve gotten as much attention from the media as the Balloon Boy and his family!

    November 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. DavidLevinsn

    I am absolutely shocked...that this marriage actually lasted 2 years.

    November 7, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. mike

    This guy played like a 4th-tier character on Lost. If that's his claim to fame, he's nobody.

    November 7, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      He was actually quite chilling and brilliant in "The Green Mile." Unfortunately, real life showcases his immature personality outside of a movie character.

      November 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Phil

    She isnt 16 anymore – time for a younger model! Just because you married her doesnt mean you still arent a pedo ~ creep.

    She's 19 ~ almost a woman now. gross.

    November 7, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bob

    Boy I'm really glad to know they will share custody of the dog........

    November 7, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nicole

    Wow, you mean, the publicity stunt got a bit boring? You don't say.

    November 7, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. scars

    She got too old for him. I guess once she turned 18, it wasn't fun for him anymore. Don't worry. I'm sure she'll find another sugar daddy and he'll find another child bride. They've both used each other as much as they can. Time to move on.

    November 7, 2013 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Track

    Random Generic

    Age of consent in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Queensland it is 16 years of age.

    November 7, 2013 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  16. Elizabeth

    "...the couple are expected to share custody of their dog, Dourtney"

    Guys, their dog's name is Dourtney.



    November 6, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. bring on the adult video

    I for one can't wait for her eventual stint in the adult movie industry. Sure I would vomit in my own mouth a little if I met her in a bar while sober, but about 8 drinks into the evening she'd be looking like the hottest thing in town. I'm a hetero male. That's how we roll, for better and worse.

    November 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  18. JCS

    Wow. Love is truly dead!

    November 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Keira

    She was naturally pretty, but now she looks cookie-cutter artificial and her lips remind me of swollen hemorrhoids. I'm so sorry. Does she have Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

    November 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. HowCanThisBeLegal?

    Why would an old man want to date or marry an underage person? This makes him a phedofile!! Any mother who consents this has no best interest of her child in mind. They should change the law that makes this legal!!!

    November 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • SixDegrees

      Totally legal in whatever state they were married in, which I don't care enough about to look up. Age of consent without parental involvement goes down to 16 in several states, and to 14 with parental consent in several others.

      November 6, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • HowCanThisBeLegal?

      I c. So this is legal in a country like United States, which is not a third world country!!! I live in Australia and I don't think this is allowed here. Our police is busy catching pedophiles, while in America, you can just get the consent from the parents to marry their underage kids!! How ironic!!!! Btw, I also read the news about the child star from 'Little Miss Sushine', is dating a 25 year old man. She's 16 now... I found this unbelievable!! In Australia, this would be illigal!!

      November 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • tyuiop

      Down south, age of consent is 14.

      November 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Random Generic

      Age of consent in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Queensland it is 16 years of age.

      November 7, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • jrdedonato

      You gotta wonder what the mother is like...or not...

      November 7, 2013 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • ForcedtoLearnLatin

      This would be ephebophilia, not pedophilia.

      November 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • pm ohio

      Not that I endorse it, but just a few decades ago, in the US, people would send thier 12-14 year old daughters to widowers who happened to be 30, 40 and past 50 years old to marry and help raise thier families without even knowing if the person was mentally ill, a sociopath or abusive. Many cultures around the world, until very recently and some still do, give thier teen daughters to total strangers in pre-arrainged marriages. Obviously, our society has evolved past this and I believe that kids need to be kids and experiance all of the aukwardness of growning up...with other kids.

      November 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kuta

      None of you nitwits knows what a pedophile is. Marrying someone at 16 may be gross but it's not the same thing. Look it up.

      November 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Confused

    Is it just me or does she look A LOT older than 19? And not in a good way, either. Well, to each his (or her) own.

    November 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Sawyer

    Remind me what episode of "Lost" he was in.

    November 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. emma

    He's an idiot: a lifetime of alimony for a fling with jailbait. They should stay married since they so obviously deserve each other, only I'm afraid they might breed more like them.

    November 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sookie May Deek

      LOL you think he's straight. That's so cute. Dude is gayer than an Easter basket. The stunt marriage intending on sparking her career and revitalizing his didn't work so well, so now they end it and he can go hump however many boys he wants.

      November 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sludge

      I agree with the other poster. He always pegged my gaydar. At a minimum, he's bi. It was all about making headlines. As for the people chanting pedophile, The word always gives the impression of an innocent child. She was young, not innocent, and not a victim. I'd bet when they married, she'd been around more then he had.

      November 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. One would think that ...

    with all their money:

    1. Courtney would be able to find/afford clothing that fits, and
    2. Doug wouldn't be so plug ugly if wifey can afford to have all that plastic surgery done.

    November 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Eddie

    She will be fine. She is what Hollywood has become....plastic parts, no education and will sleep with anything. Pretty sad.

    November 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Bo Regard

    Courtney Stodden looks like 50 miles of bad road, and she's not even 20. What an over-botoxed, siliconed hag! She makes any one of the Real Housewife's of Orange County look like a grade schooler, and those women are dried up skags themselves.

    November 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  27. bell

    True the mom gave consent (I wonder what she was thinking at the time, no sane parent would agree to this circus continuing. I have 2 daughters & if either came to me & with this I would be calling the police immediately) that still doesn't make this ok at all. They were married in Nevada, Courtney is from Tacoma, Washington. .. makes you wonder why they went to Nevada if her mother still gave consent ? Maybe because even after parental consent was given, no Priest, Pastor or even Judge would marry them on grounds of age/ morals?! Going on talks shows, proclaiming their love for each other, addressing public opinions/ disgust over this ridiculous farce of a "marriage" being allowed. Sadly this girl's life, credibility,everything is over not to mention a joke to all who see her or read anything about her. Courtney wanted fame & notoriety,I hope it was all worth it, all I've seen has been stupidity.

    November 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  28. KarmaBurns

    He is really trading her in for a younger model. Yukky!

    November 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Really?

    Best part of this: "Dourtney". I mean, it's just perfect.

    November 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Kiefer'sNewAssistant

    DORTNEY? Wow, should have named the poor thing SOS–STUCK ON STUPID.

    November 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Captain Louis Renault

    I am shocked, shocked...

    November 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  32. truthdefenderdep

    He married her to get the press, and to play with a 16 hottie. Their marriage was part of a short lived reality show.

    November 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Concerned Mama

    Parents of teen girls, lock them up. He's single again!

    November 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. truthdefenderdep

    Here is my shocked face......


    November 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  35. James

    Stop calling him a :'Lost' actor. He was barely in that show. He's more likely to be remembered for "The Green Mile' or those odd 'X-files' Episodes.

    November 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Danny Elfman

    sn't this fun?
    Isn't this what life's all about?
    Isn't this a dream come true?
    Isn't this a nightmare toooo~?

    November 6, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      Maybe it has something to do with the existing comments. Funny, Cnn is monitoring now?

      November 6, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • tjp44

      monitoring bigtime and banning posts and speech...not so much on PC CNN

      November 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. ※Sadie※

    Let's see. She was only 16 (is that legal?) and he was 51. Who saw that breakup coming? My question, he was on "Lost"? Which character did he play?

    November 6, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |

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