How Did a Christian Republican Girl Cause a Hollywood Scandal?
posted at 2:16 am on July 21, 2011 by The Other McCain
Celebrity tabloids and online gossip sites have been buzzing for the past month about 16-year-old starlet Courtney Stodden’s marriage to 51-year-old Doug Hutchison, an actor best known for his roles in the Oscar-winning “The Green Mile” and in the TV series “Lost.”
Stodden and Hutchison married in Nevada, where 16-year-olds can marry with parental consent, which Courtney’s parents provided, but even through it’s perfectly legal — and Courtney has said she was a virgin on her wedding night — Hollywood has treated their marriage as a shocking scandal. Last week, I wrote a post in which I remarked on two facts Courtney Stodden wrote on her Facebook page: “Courtney describes herself as a Christian and a Republican. She’s on our side, whether we like it or not.” That resulted in my interviewing Courtney’s mother Krista Stodden yesterday:
Courtney Stodden and her husband Doug Hutchison are being criticized because of jealousy, the mother of the teenage singer/actress said Wednesday in an exclusive interview.
“I mean, a girl that every man would love to have, and she’s a woman that every woman would like to be, and women know this, and they try to discredit her,” Krista Stodden told me in a phone interview, describing the negative reaction to her 16-year-old daughter marrying 51-year-old Hutchison. “And so what is out there in the media is just their insecurities, just flying all over the place.”
What Mrs. Stodden called a “media circus” has enveloped the couple since they disclosed their June wedding in Nevada. . . . The bride’s mother — who at 51, is the same age as her new son-in-law — said the couple are “so wonderful together,” and defended the marriage as “biblical” and “a blessing.”
Doug Hutchison . . . wasn’t the first older man ever to take an interest in Courtney, her mother said.
“She had a bunch of men all over the world trying to contact her through the computer. We’re talking rich, rich men. Even police officers were really wanting to get together with her,” Mrs. Stodden said of Courtney, the youngest of her three daughters. “She was getting messages all the time . . . Professional cage fighters, even [members of a major-league baseball team], a couple of guys from the [team]. Professional baseball players — they wanted to come out and see her, and I said no.” . . .