Courtney Stodden was a mere 16 years old when she married actor Doug Hutchison–who was 51 at the time–so when the couple split in November and Stodden went off to film Celebirty Big Brother UK, she gained some insight into what she really wanted. The answer was her husband, and the two are now set to renew their vows soon.
Citing the difference in age for the separation, Stodden told Bethenny Frankel that she was ready to be a teenager and focus on herself last year.
“I’ve learned that I need to be 19. I need to do what regular girls do… I’ve learned throughout my marriage…that right now, a career is great, it’s cool, you know, whatever. I’m not putting it aside, but right now I’m really, really, really wanting to focus on me,” she said.
After three years of marriage, the couple sought help on the VH1 reality show Couples Therapy and attended a special course designed to help them increase their communication, but ultimately decided to split after Stodden got a taste of freedom overseas.
“We’re interested in keeping our marriage and sex life stimulated and starting now instead of waiting until it plays out,” Hutchison said. “We communicate to each other. We want to please each other ultimately.”
Courtney’s mother and manager, Krista Keller, says her daughter was with other men while she was separated from Doug and decided she wanted to go back to him.
“Courtney realized just how much love she really had for Doug. They really love each other and wanted to be together,” Keller said.
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