In an upcoming episode of VH1's "Couples Therapy," controversial teen bride Courtney Stodden claims she was physically attacked by fellow castmate Alex McCord. I spoke with the former "Real Housewives of New York City" star to hear her side of the story and find out what made her snap.
“Most people know I have a very long fuse, but when it blows … watch out,” McCord tells me. “I, along with everyone else in the house, was getting sick of Courtney and her teenaged striptease. At one point, I overheard Dr. Jenn [Berman] giving what sounded like an ultimatum about Courtney's dress, and I just wanted to wipe that condescending smirk off her face.”
Alex and her husband, Simon Van Kempen, were locked away in the house for three weeks with other celebrity couples, including Courtney and her husband Doug Hutchison, while taping the second season of the reality show.
“Rightly or wrongly, I decided to take matters into my own hands, raced into my bedroom, grabbed a few singles and tucked them in her miniscule skirt,” reveals Alex. “I figured if she's going to dress like a stripper we might as well drop the pretense — and it's rude not to tip.”
"Couples Therapy" airs on VH1.
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