Tuesday, June 21, 2011
From the NY Daily News:
Age ain't nothing but a number - just ask 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison.
Hutchison, whose film and TV credits include "The Green Mile," "Lost" and "24," said "I do" to 16-year-old aspiring country star Courtney Alexis Stodden on May 20 in Las Vegas.
While the couple's 35-year age difference has already raised many eyebrows, the newlyweds insist they are truly in love.
According to the Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau, applicants wanting to obtain a marriage license must be at least 18 years of age. Since Stodden, a former beauty pageant queen, is considered a minor, the only way her marriage could be considered legal is if one of her parents gave consent.
And by the sound of it, Stodden had both her father and mother's blessing.
"Every father can only pray to have such a man behind their daughter," dad Alex Stodden told RadarOnline.com.
"Courtney is one of the most level headed girls out there and I'm not just saying that because she's my daughter. Doug is the nicest man I've ever met in my life," he said.
"We are totally supportive of this marriage," the blond beauty's mom, Krista Stodden, also told Radar. "Doug is a wonderful man and we love him."
Read more here.