Talk about a strange couple. E! Online reports that actor Doug Hutchison of 'The Green Mile' and 'Lost' has married country singer Courtney Stodden in Las Vegas. This may not seem out of the ordinary until you consider that Hutchison is 51, while Stodden is a mere 16-years-old.
The couple provided a statement to E!:
"We're aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial," the couple said through their spokeswoman.
"But we're very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless."
PopEater reports that Stodden likely had permission from at least one of her parents:
According to the Clark County, Nevada Marriage Bureau, both marriage license applicants must be at least 18 years of age. But minors (below the age of 18) are able to obtain a license with the consent of a parent or legal guardian -- reasoning that at least one of Stodden's parents approves of their daughter's May-December marriage.
In fact, RadarOnline posted a statement from Stodden's father expressing support for the union:
“Courtney is one of the most level headed girls out there and I’m not just saying that because she’s my daughter. Doug is the nicest man I’ve ever met in my life,” Alex said of his 51-year-old son-in-law, who tied the knot with his daughter in Vegas on May 20.
Celebuzz has more information about Hutchison's new bride, as well as some photos and even one of her music videos.
So is this whole situation real? Fake? Or just plain gross? Let us know what you think in the comments.