The love story of Doug Hutchison — the 51-year-old actor who played Horace Goodspeed on “Lost” — and his 16-year-old bride, aspiring actress and singer Courtney Stodden, has captivated America. And by captivated, I mean given everyone a severe case of the icks.
The ickiness continues courtesy of an interview with the couple that aired today on “Good Morning America,” in which the two explained how they fell in love and why their marriage is real.
The interview shared several useful pieces of information, including:
— The fact that Stodden really is 16. “GMA” verified her birth certificate. The buxom teen also is really good at making pouty-lipped faces during interviews. (I verified that last bit while watching “GMA’s” interview.)
— At 51, Hutchison is four years older than his wife’s dad.
—Hutchison’s agent and manager dropped him after the wedding. His mother also stopped speaking to him.
Continue reading, and watch video of the interview, after the jump.
—Stodden, who first met her husband online, saved her virginity for marriage. (She is “a good, Christian girl,” according to her parents, who gave the necessary legal consent for the wedding.) “I knew that if I kept that, I would be blessed with a beautiful gift,” she says. “And God did. He blessed me with my soulmate.”
—The couple insists they married for love and not to boost their careers or gain attention. “GMA’s” Lara Spencer notes, however, that they are currently shopping a reality show. And I think we can all agree that the kerfuffle over their unconventional relationship has earned them more publicity than they ever could have snagged without it.
Watch the interview below.