Courtney Stodden's mother signed a consent form permitting the 16-year-old recording artist to marry actor Doug Hutchison, 51. The teen bride talked to RadarOnline about her wedding night saying,We went to the Chateau in Hollywood it was so beautiful it was a wonderful experience.
When Stodden, who is a former beauty queen, an aspiring actress and pop singer, married The Green Mile actor, their 35-year age difference sparked controversy about the legality of the marriage.
The way we met was really beautiful, Stodden had said in an interview with Good Morning America anchor, Lara Spencer. My mother was managing my career. Her friend told my mother that [Hutchison was] holding some workshops for acting. And I was very interested in acting. So what better way than to connect that way?
She sent me an email. And our exchange, at first, was just really about business, Hutchison said.
Hutchison added that he initially thought Stodden was well into her twenties, looking at her pictures, and was amazed to learn that she was just sixteen.