Ok all you omnipotent neofem and trafficking fanatics. Can you really claim to know just by looking that the woman in the picture is only 16 years old? Really? Be honest here…
Hollywood has seen its fair share of odd couplings, but this one is so out there even the newlyweds know it’s a little weird.
Doug Hutchison, a character actor best known for roles in The Green Mile, Lost and The X-Files, married aspiring pop star Courtney Alexis Stodden on May 20 in Las Vegas.
He is 51. She is 16.
Is there something fishy about it? In an exclusive statement to E! News, the couple insists there’s not.
With Stodden, a former beauty pageant queen (she was in the running for Miss Teen Washington USA last year), trying to position herself as a potential pop star, you might think there’s more to the story than middle-age actor marrying pretty teenager (and that’s a lot of story, itself). However, the newlyweds tell us they’re just mad about each other.
“We’re aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial,” the couple said through their spokeswoman.
“But we’re very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless.”
What do you think?
Here are some more pictures just in case you think it’s the angle or the lighting.