After Separating From Her 50-Year-Old Husband, 23-Year-Old Courtney Stodden Reveals She's Battling Depression

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Courtney Stodden is only 23-years-old, but she's already been through more than some people her age ever will.

In 2011, Courtney eloped to Las Vegas and married her 50-year-old boyfriend, actor Doug Hutchinson. The couple first met during an internet-based acting workshop ran by Doug. They started dating, but their relationship was exclusively online for the first six months.


They eventually met in person and it didn't take long for Doug to learn about Courtney's real age. He almost ended the relationship, but according to sources close to the couple, Courtney's mom gave him her blessing as she was confident that her daughter will make the right choices as a "devout christian."

The first few years of their May-December romance was blissful. Courtney told Us Weekly that despite their age difference "Doug is wonderful."

"He picks up my coffee beans that I spill on the floor," she continued. "He picks up my foundation. He picks up my feathers from my big robe that I wear. My high heels are all over. I have a wonderful life, a wonderful husband.”


However, that happiness was temporary and the couple went through a rocky patch, but it was nothing their 2014 vow renewal couldn't fix. In 2016, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together, but sadly, Courtney suffered a miscarriage three months into her pregnancy.

The reality star opened up about her struggle with the "emotional loss" in an interview with Us Magazine.

"It's a bittersweet time for me right now. I'm dealing with a lot of stress and emotions surrounding life and its ups and downs,” she told the magazine at the time. “Doug and I weren't planning on going public with this so soon. I’m only four weeks along in my pregnancy. But some things are out of your control."


The months following the loss of their unborn child continued to be very trying for the couple and in January 2017, it was reported that they have split after 6 years of marriage.

Courtney seemed to have bounced back when she was appeared on the latest season of Million Dollar Matchmaker. But despite the impression she was giving, Courtney was secretly fighting some inner demons.

The former child bride took to social media this week to reveal that she's been battling depression.

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