Courtney Stodden has us nostalgic for the innocence of Rebecca Black. Like Black, Stodden is a teenager with a really silly video that came out of nowhere and went totally viral. But Stodden's video isn't what made her famous this week. It's her husband, Doug Hutchison, a 51-year-old actor who was in "Lost" and "The Green Mile." Hutchison wed the 16-year-old last month in a quickie Vegas ceremony.
He posted their wedding photo on his website and it made their age difference even more terrifying. It looks like a prom photo outtake of a lecherous neighbor drooling over the chest of the high school popular girl next door. It's the kind of photo that could get a man arrested, if he wasn't so beloved by Stodden's family.
To be clear: Courtney Stodden's parents LOVE her new husband. Mom Krista gave written consent so her 16-year-old daughter could legally wed her prince charming in Vegas, and bypass the 18 and over law.
"We are totally supportive of this marriage," Krista told RadarOnline.com. "Doug is a wonderful man, and we love him."
Dad, who's four years younger than his new son-in-law, is also a fan.
"Every father can only pray to have such a man behind their daughter," Alex Stodden said.
Really? I think that might be an overstatement.Their enthusiasm for Hutchison almost makes you wonder if they've been given a dowry for their daughter. And they kind of have.
Stodden is an aspiring pop star and Hutchison is now handling her career. Their marriage has given Stodden's "music career" exposure. It seems like a disturbing investment trade between greedy stage parent and needy grown man.
The creepiness of the story was upped about 25 percent, when Stodden's mom weighed in on another topic nobody actually asked about.
"Courtney was a virgin when she married Doug." And then this: "She has real breasts, real lips, she's not fake..."
It's as if she's trying to sell us all a car. Mom's comment's have us wondering just how much Stodden was pushed into this union.
None of this new, the teen loves of celebrities is part of American music culture. Elvis scouted out Priscilla when she was 14. Celine Dion met the man she was going to marry at 12 and was engaged to him seven years later. And of course, there's Jerry lee Lewis and his 13-year-old cousin. In many cases, the parents were just as wooed by the man's celebrity as their teenage children. But that was then. How are we still seeing this kind of thing today?
Here's one of Stodden's music videos. It basically looks like a 16-year-old trying to be sexy in a homemade lip syncing video (plus 100 bucks). And to most parents, it would be grounds for a temporary internet ban. But Stodden's husband likes it and that's apparently all that matters. Shudder. .
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