11/05/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Los Angeles – Controversial couple Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison have announced plans to legally separate. As reported by Us Weekly, the pair, whose marriage became infamous due to her being 16 at the time they wed, and he 51, released a statement this week regarding their decision to end their marriage.
Stodden 19, and Hutchison, 53, are quoted as saying in a statement sent to the Daily Mail, “After two and a half years of marriage, Courtney and Doug have decided to become legally separated… Courtney was married at a young age. Now, at nineteen, she’s interested in exploring life as an unmarried single young adult — with the freedom to explore her independence.”
Stodden recently appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. She and Hutchison, who has been in films such as the Green Mile, also appeared together on the VH1 reality show Couples Therapy.
The statement from the estranged couple is further quoted as reading, “Doug supports Courtney 100 per cent… The two will share custody of their precious pup, Dourtney, remain living in the same house [for now] in separate bedrooms, and Doug will be co-managing Courtney’s career.”
This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Los Angeles Legal News