Yeah, because no one saw this one coming. When Courtney Stodden became a child bride at 16 to then 50-year-old freakazoid (and Tooms on X Files actor) Doug Hutchison, I don’t think anyone in their right mind believed it would last. Why would it? She was a brainwashed child desperate for fame that he no doubt promised her he could provide… which he did, just for all the wrong reasons. He was a bit of a pervert with a predilection for seducing underage girls on the Internet (that’s where they met, guys) who really must’ve thought he hit the jackpot with Courtney. What could go wrong?
Well, Courtney is 19 now and this past summer, she decided to take part in a show called Celebrity Big Brother over in the UK. It was her first extended period of time away from Doug, and the producers of the series very smartly sort of kept him out of the whole process as Courtney was given a lot of the spotlight to herself, without him. She really blossomed on that show and gained a lot of invaluable independence. By the time she came out at the end of the show, her reunion with Doug was lukewarm at best. She SAID she was happy to see him, but you could totally see the cogs turning then and there: she wanted out.
From The Daily Mail:
The controversial couple are going their separate ways after a controversial two-and-a-half year marriage, sources have told MailOnline.
On Thursday night Courtney, 19, threw a Halloween party at their rented Hollywood Hills home – but Doug was not there.It is understood Courtney decided to end the marriage and Doug, 53, is said to be heartbroken.
The split comes just two months after she made an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. Sources tell MailOnline the reality show was the beginning of the end for the couple.
Well, thank fuck for this. I seriously hope as part of this split, homegirl gets some counseling to process the shit she’s been through over the past few years. Not only was she seduced by an old man online, she married him, changed her physical appearance for him and also has a mother who was TOTALLY INTO ALL OF IT and saw no problem with her 16-year-old daughter marrying some middle aged washed up actor who swore he could get her fame. SMH SMH.
That’s not to say that Courtney has been a pushover or that none of what she’s done over the years was her own personal choice, because I do think she’s quite intelligent and headstrong, but lord almighty, this was one giant mess. Get outta there, girl!
November 2, 2013 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
It’s been a while since we’ve had a best and worst celebrity looks of the week, so here we go. This is from the last week of October. I chose Kelly Osbourne for best celebrity dressing up as another celebrity. That’s her above as Christina Hendricks. Pretty dead-on.
I promise not to overdo it on the Halloween costumes.
November 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Courtney Stodden is back from her Big Brother UK stint. Hooray! I know we’re all so happy!
We’re coming off of Emmy’s week, where celebs have already worn their best stuff and are now getting back to their regular celeb lives. Let’s take a look at the best, worst, and WTF of the week. Because sometimes you just want to look at photos of celebs and admire what they’re wearing or say shit about them.
This time I’m asking YOU: which look do you think is the best, worst, and most WTF?
Just had to show you Courtney’s full look. You’re welcome. Did she get more surgery while she was there?
September 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Courtney Stodden has been in the Celebrity Big Brother house over in the UK for the past 2.5 weeks, and it’s a shame it hasn’t been shown in the states, because she was fantastic on it and I really actually started to like and respect her – not to mention see how intelligent she is, and what a generally nice person. Sure, she gets a bad rap for her 6″ lucite heels lettuce bikinis and for having married a 50-year-old dude at only 16 (the eyebrows should be raised at Doug on that one… SMH), but she’s actually incredibly likeable and really came into her own on the show.
Unfortunately, she was evicted from the house during last night’s show, which isn’t half bad considering she made it further than Dustin Diamond (yes, Screech was in it, too) and the finale is on Friday. After leaving, she revealed just how much she’s grown and what she learned about herself during her time away from her husband.
From E! Online:
Though she was “buzzing” (having a great time, per her new favorite British slang word) most of the time, the worst part, “was boredom and not being able to communicate with my family,” Courtney exclusively told E! News after leaving the house.
But, she added, “I was able to come away with strength, wisdom and positivity from my experience. I feel more like a grown woman.”
Awesome. Maybe she’ll end up leaving Doug and experiencing life a bit more. Or, you know, maybe – as she actually astutely put it to a few of her fellow housemates who questioned her relationship – love is love and they’re actually meant to be. I don’t think that latter part’s true, really, but who am I to say?
September 12, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Though summer’s technically not over, I think it’s time to take a look back at everything that happened these summer months. There was a LOT. What do you think was the most shocking? The most WTF? The best fashion moment? Let’s vote!
In case you need a refresher, here are some links to these stories: (more…)
September 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm by Catherine St. Ives
It’s about time to take a peek at the best and worst celebrity looks of the week. Can Courtney Stodden top her previous appearances? Like this and this? Let’s find out! And we’ll look at some other celebs. But are they really as important?
BEST: Lady Gaga (but in WHICH outfit?)
WORST: Aubrey Plaza
WTF: Click to find out!