We’ve all heard of the May/December romance, but one Hollywood actor, Doug Hutchison age 51, has raised quite a few eyebrows since his recent marriage to 16-year-old aspiring actress, Courtney Stodden. Hutchison appeared on the hit show Lost where he played the recurring character Horace and is also know for his role in Tom Hanks’ The Green Mile.
US Magazine recently reported on Hutchison and Stodden’s appearance on the TV talk show Father Albert where they were quick to defend their nontraditional romance. Hutchison makes claims on the show that God is responsible for bringing him and his teen bride together. Hutchison says, “God connects us. When you meet that someone you love, there's something inside that's leading you towards that person."
Both Stodden’s parents signed over consent for her to wed Hutchison before they were married in (you guessed it) Las Vegas. When asked if she feels she is missing out on her youth Stodden says, “Doug is my college. He's my acting coach. I have a built- in acting coach! How many girls [would want that]? That's their dream, and I fell in love with my dream."
Hutchison believes his relationship with 16-year-old Stodden works because she is very mature for her age, “Courtney is 16 going on 36, and I'm 51 going on 21. So we conversely sort of meet somewhere in the middle.”
What do you think of 51-year-old Hutchison’s marriage to 16-year-old Stodden?
Does age matter in relationships? When do you think the age gap is too wide?
Not that this relationship will last that long but in 20 years, he will be 71 and she will be 36. That will be like when I hang out with my grandparents. She will be changing his diapers and her children's at the same time.
I think @ 16 you don't know enough about life to get married. But, I think she is using him to get into TV. Sadly she is going to be in for a rude awakening. I won't even comment on him.
not good, grown men should not be anywhere near a teenage girl. this man should be in jail. where were her parents to allow her to date a 51 yr old man. disgusting!!!
she looks pretty rough for 16 yrs old...wonder if its a scam for attention. She does not look that young!!
That is way too much of a gap. She hasnt even hit the legal age of 18 yet..... Even if she was 18, I think it would still be too much of a gap.
I just wonder if he's delusional enough to think this isn't just an attempt to launch herself into fame. At 16 she has breast implants (and probably more surgery) and has married a B-list actor? It's most likely just a reality TV show lure. She seems seriously drugged in interviews, and her mannerisms do not belong to real human beings. I find this whole thing really, really disgusting. Because if this girl IS 16, this is seriously going to screw up the rest of her life.
Could they have at least waited until she was 18?
what can these 2 possibly have in common ???? When she was born we were only half way through the 90's, still listening to grunge music. I think there is a point (once you are an adult ) that age aint nothing but a number ... but not at 16 !!!!!!!!!
EWE!! She could be his Grandaughter! Absolutly disgusting!!
Sorry but I've been committed and in love many times since I was 16. It's still too young.
35 years?!!! Age gap is way too wide. Her parents are idiots. She will grow up (after having missed some very good years) and slap herself a few times. He, of the other hand, well...ugh, I don't want to go there.
I don't think the age matters as much as their commitment level does. If they are in it for "better or worse" and attempt to love each other as they want to be loved, then it will work out, regardless of their age.
Ewww. Maybe not everyone will agree with me but this gives me a very uneasy feeling.
51 yr old actor marries 16 yr old? I'm sure someone will give them a reality show.
What parent would OK their 16yo marrying a 51yo? Geesh. At least let her turn 18 first. If it's meant to be, they will still be together in two years.