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Courtney Stodden Couldn’t Be on Couples Therapy Full Time Because of Child Labor Laws

A photo of Courtney Stodden

Also, there’s a new picture of her new face for you. It would probably look pretty ok if she wasn’t making that stupid drugged face that some people think is sexy.

But anyway, yeah, that child labor stuff. It turns out that only adults can “work” 24 hours a day, which is what the cast of Couples Therapy did. They all lived in a facility together, had therapy during the day, and, you know, slept and stuff at night. That is, that’s what the adults did. Courtney Stodden, who hadn’t turned 18 yet for filming, had to obey child labor laws. She couldn’t film as much on the show about married couples getting therapy because she was legally a child.

From Huffington Post:

Teen bride Courtney Stodden and husband Doug Hutchison will get a chance to show what their relationship is really about on Oct. 3 when the second season of VH1’s “Couples Therapy” premieres. However, don’t expect to see too much of the controversial couple because California child labor laws forced Courtney to leave the show every night.

“It was totally bizarre,” one show insider tells me. “The whole point of the show was to have all these couples living together in the house. Courtney had to leave Doug every night and go to a hotel so that no labor laws were broken.”

As Courtney was still under the age of 18 when she shot the series, strict laws had to be observed by the producers, limiting the amount of hours each day she could “work.”

“It caused a lot of friction in the house and poor Doug was left by himself a lot of the time when everyone else was a couple,” one insider tells me. “How can you shoot a show called ‘Couples Therapy’ when one couple don’t even share a bedroom together?”

We don’t really need to discuss how ridiculous and icky this is, do we? This kind of thing speaks for itself, I think. This girl had to be careful not to break child labor laws for a show about her relationship with her 52-year-old husband. And that’s all we need to know here.

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  • Courtney s. Nose looks crooked. So if she.had.a nose job wouldn”t it be straight ?.also alot teens hook up with older men everyday.just cause both Her &.he are in love lime.lite.their prosicuted.i was only 15.when i met my future Husband who was older.maybe mot 52. 12.yrs.this happen the usa .at leadt he can care for Her.i used to want attention at tgat And dressed prov.also csuse most girls at thst want to be
    noticed And sexy.unless you come.from a.strick Or relig Or very contriling.parents.a young.wife.

  • Yikes, Lorraine! Did you drop out of school before they introduced English class? Did you rebel against spelling and literacy?

    I think that perhaps you’re ok with the whole “child bride” thing because you were one…. How’s that working out for you now??