You may know Doug Hutchison, character actor, for his roles in “The Green Mile,” “The X Files” and as Horace Goodspeed, Dharma Initiative recruiter extraordinaire on “Lost.” Now he has assumed a new role: husband in a decidedly May-December romance.
Last month Hutchison married aspiring country singer Courtney Alexis Stodden. She happens to (allegedly) be 16, 35 years younger than the 51-year-old Hutchison. Forget May-December. That might be a romance best described as a December/December-from-five-years-ago relationship.
“We're aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial,” the couple said in a statement to E! “But we’re very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless.”
A 16-year-old cannot get married in Las Vegas without the signed consent of at least one parent, which Stodden apparently has — her mom tells Radar Online that “we are totally supportive of this marriage.”
As Pop 2 It notes, Stodden also happens to be a client of Hutchison’s company, Dark Water, which represents various artists in addition to providing an official outlet for Hutchison’s creative pursuits. At least I think that’s what the company does. Its mission statement says, in part, that, “Dark Water Inc., is dedicated to the chaos, unrest and beauty of creation through artistic endeavor — the sharing of truth and unveiling of everyday miracles that serve to touch and enlighten the human spirit.” Which totally sounds like something straight out of the Dharma Initiative.
Anyway, there’s a photo of Stodden on the website. And let’s just say that none of the 16-year-olds I have ever known or seen look like that. But then, maybe my high school was just filled with decidedly less mature individuals.
Update: Celebuzz has found a listing for Stodden on a modeling website that lists her age as 17. It’s unclear when that listing was posted. And it’s also even more unclear what her real age is.