Courtney Stodden on Doug Hutchison split: 'I want to be free … and not neglect my youth'
After two and a half years of being married to a man 34 years her senior, Courtney Stodden, 19, tells E! News that she realized she wants "to be free" and enjoy this time of her life like any other teenager.
"I want to be free and embrace my independence and not neglect my youth," she said, acknowledging that her misgivings about her marriage to Doug Hutchison, 53, began while she was shooting "Celebrity Big Brother" across the pond. "I was missing him, but not intimately. I couldn't neglect my desires, and wanting to embrace my independence and my freedom," said the glitter-covered reality star.
"I got that it was unconventional, but I didn't get how weird and strange that came across ... When I was 16, I got my marriage license instead of my driver's license. Come on." The couple confirmed their separation in a statement released last week.