Courtney Stodden and 'LOST' actor Doug Anthony Hutchison to get reality show, report says
Courtney Stodden, the 16-year-old aspiring country singer who recently married Doug Anthony Hutchison, a 51-year-old actor best known for his roles in "The Green Mile" and more recently, "LOST," opened up about their courtship on "Good Morning America" on Friday and said they are in talks for a reality show.
Hutchison, who has received a lot of criticism and death threats for being nearly three-times as old as his teenage bride, confessed on the morning show that he did not know Stodden was underage when they began their online courtship.
"My world turned upside down," Hutchison told 'Good Morning America.' "It didn't make me want to walk away, but it definitely was a struggle inside my heart... because I had already started falling for her."
Meanwhile, Stodden called the actor her "soul mate" and said that she was a virgin when they got married.
"I was a virgin. I knew that if I kept that, I would really be blessed with a beautiful gift. And God did. He blessed me with my soul mate. So I'm really thankful for that."
Stodden said that dispite the age difference, their love worked because she claims to be "an old soul."
"Yeah, I always joke with Courtney that one of the reasons we worked is 'cause she's 16 going on 36, and I'm 51 going on 21," Hutchison said.
Hutchison was dropped by his manager and agent after the wedding. His mother and brother have also cut ties over the controversial union.
The couple told "Good Morning America" that they are being courted by producers interested in creating a reality show and "see the goldmine potential in their relationship."
Hutchison, who played DHARMA initiative leader and resident hippie Horace Goodspeed on "LOST," wed Stodden in Las Vegas in May. According to a statement on the actor's website, "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."
The actor's statement continued, "Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison live together happily ensconced in their Hollywood Hills home with their lil' pups, Everette and Tuna."
The couple issued a statement to E! Online regarding the controversy about their union saying, "We're aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial. But we're very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless."
The Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau website states that the legal age an applicant can apply for a marriage license is 18. However, minor applicants aged 16 or 17 may also apply for a license, but must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian. According to E! Online it was Stodden's mother who signed the legal consent form on the marriage license.
Watch a clip from Stodden and Hutchison's "Good Morning America" appearance below.