Courtney Stodden and her 53-year-old husband, Doug Hutchison, have confirmed that they will undergo a divorce after 2 1/2 years of marriage. While the couple has decided to legally separate, sources confirm that in no way will Doug be leaving Courtney’s life for good; he’ll still play a major role in Courtney’s business affairs and continue to act as her manager, alongside Courtney’s mother, Krista. The split seems amicable.
The official statement reads: After two and a half years of marriage, Courtney and Doug have decided to become legally separated. Courtney was married at a young age. Now, at nineteen, she’s interested in exploring life as an unmarried single young adult – with the freedom to explore her independence. Doug supports Courtney 100 per cent. The two will share custody of their precious pup, Dourtney, remain living in the same house [for now] in separate bedrooms, and Doug will be co-managing Courtney’s career. We love each other very much, want for each other’s happiness, and will continue being the best of friends for life.
What do you think about this couple’s split? Do you think it was a longtime coming or did you expect them to be bound for eternity by true love? Recently, Courtney competed on Big Brother UK Celeb Edition and got caught in some flirtacious webs with another contestant. Perhaps this added some fuel to the let’s-get-a-divorce-fire?
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