Hollywood loves its May-December romances, and taking a cue from Hugh Hefner and his love of young blondes, actor Doug Hutchison recently married a 16-year-old "aspiring country singer" named Courtney Alexis Stodden in Las Vegas.
"We're aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial," said the couple in a statement, reports E! Online. "But we're very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless."
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We're guessing that Doug, who is best known for his role on Lost and in the movie Green Mile, and Courtney, a former beauty pageant contestant who hasn't shied away from posting several provocative photos on her website, don't mind the added publicity, either.
However, just in case you were thinking that Courtney's fondness for taking sexy, Playboy-esque photos is a reflection on her character, her mother will set you straight. 7 Celebrity May-December Couples
As a minor, 16-year-old Courtney needed parental consent in order to marry Doug, and her clearly open-minded parents told RadarOnline that they was happy to give it:
"We are totally supportive of this marriage," said Courtney's mom, Krista. "Doug is a wonderful man and we love him."
"Courtney was a virgin when she married Doug," Krista added. "She is a good Christian girl." (Well, at least as far as her mom knows!)
Check out the music video below in which Courtney sings and raps while cavorting in a Paris Hilton-pink swimsuit on a lake boat.
CelebLovers, what do you think? Does Doug and Courtney's substantial age difference doom their relationship from the get-go? Or are they just two crazy kids (errr, one crazy kid and a middle-aged actor) trying to make it in Hollywood?
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Photo Credit: E! Online