They say age is just a number when it comes to love…just ask Green Mile star Doug Anthony Hutchison and his new bride.
The 51-year-old actor has married aspiring country singer Courtney Alexis Stodden, who is just 16.
The pair wed in singer in Las Vegas last month and Hutchison proudly posted a picture of himself and the former beauty queen on his website this week.
He wrote, ‘Doug Anthony Hutchison and Courtney Alexis Stodden became husband and wife on Friday May 20th, 2011, at 12 pm in The Little Chapel of Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada.
‘Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison live together happily ensconced in their Hollywood Hills home with their lil’ pups, Everette and Tuna.’
Since the nuptials, the TV star and his teenage bride have been forced to defend his decision.
‘We’re aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial,’ the couple admitted.
‘But we’re very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless.’
The legal age in Las Vegas to get married is 18, however with parental consent the cut off is 16 years.
Courtney’s mother Krista Stodden has confirmed that it was either her or Courtney’s father who approved the nuptials.
‘We are totally supportive of this marriage,’ Courtney’s mother said.
‘Doug is a wonderful man and we love him.’
She also defended her daughter’s decision insisting that she is a ‘good Christian girl’.
‘They are very much in love and we are so supportive of this,’ Krista said.
‘Courtney was a virgin when she married Doug. She is a good Christian girl.’
Looking well beyond her 16 years, Courtney appears to have possibly gone under the knife to obtain her more ‘mature’ looks, but Krista says this is certainly not the case.
‘She is a beautiful girl. She has real breasts, real lips, she’s not plastic,’ she said.
Doug is best know for his role as prison guard Percy Wetmore in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Green Mile, for which he received critical acclaim.
He later went on to act in supporting roles for films such as Shaft and Bait, I Am Sam, and The Salton Sea.
Currently, he is producing Vampire Killers described as ‘a show centring around the hunt for a Queen Vampire and her 13 coven members by an elite group of vampire hunters.’
Courtney is an aspiring country music singer, who, judging by her website, appears to be managed by her new husband, who is listed as the primary contact person for all her business affairs
On her site she describes herself as a ‘recording artist, singer/songwriter, actress and model who currently resides in Ocean Shores, Washington, as well as Hollywood, California.’
The blonde started her career early, signing with a modelling agency at the tender age of 12.
She was just 15 when she entered into Donald Trump’s Miss Universe Organization, only to become Miss Ocean Shores, Washington and then went on to represent her city in the Miss Washington USA Pageant.
by Helena Bryanlith