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51 Year Old Hollywood Actor Weds 16 Year Old Aspiring Actress: When Is The Age Gap Too Wide?

51 Year Old Hollywood Actor Weds 16 Year Old Aspiring Actress: When Is The Age Gap Too Wide?

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?
 


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  • SpeakingForYou By SpeakingForYou
    08.04.11  

    Could they have at least waited until she was 18?

  • Femyne By Femyne
    08.05.11  

    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.

  • ashley525 By ashley525
    08.08.11  

    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.

  • bzmomma4 By bzmomma4
    08.08.11  

    she looks pretty rough for 16 yrs old...wonder if its a scam for attention. She does not look that young!!

  • Les1951 By Les1951
    08.11.11  

    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!!!

  • PRINCESS50 By PRINCESS50
    08.13.11  

    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.

  • Bridge6981 By Bridge6981
    08.16.11  

    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.

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