Courtney Stodden: ‘I Don’t Read Or Write,’ Calls Marriage To Doug Hutchison ‘Strange’
Courtney Stodden, whose relationship with Lost’s Doug Hutchison 34 years her senior saw her name and likeness became splashed across the news, plans to split from Hutchison and take on new things that don’t require literacy.
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Stodden sat down for an interview on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show, where she was asked about how she intends on marketing herself following her high-profile romance. Immediately, the 19-year-old shot down rumors that she would be taking on a tell-all book, saying, “I don’t read or write.” Neither a reality TV show, nor a porn deal is in the works either.
"Right now I am focusing on different thing than wanting to star on reality TV," she said. And porn's off the table, too. "That's the not direction I'm taking," she continued. "Trust me, the second I turned 18 the entire porn industry turned upside down, Vivid, all of them, I turned down a $5 million porn offer about three months ago."
When Frankel pushed Stodden about her Playboy-friendly appearance – the platinum hair extensions, breast augmentation and promiscuous attire – Stodden maintained that her appearance wasn’t a career move, but just what makes her happy. "I happen to feel comfortable like this," she said. "I like the way I look—I love the way I look. I think that's all that matters. I think that can empower other people, too, from hearing that."
Stodden married Hutchison when she was just 16 years old in Las Vegas in 2011 after the two met when Stodden was looking to take an acting class taught by the Green Mile star. When the teenager spent time away from Hutchison to film the U.K.’s Celebrity Big Brother, she began to reevaluate their relationship. "I was missing him, but not intimately," Stodden told E! News. "I couldn't neglect my desires, and wanting to embrace my independence and my freedom."
The reality star added that she also began to see how their relationship was in fact quite bizarre. "I got that it was unconventional, but I didn't get how weird and strange that came across,” she said, referring to the early days of her courtship with Hutchison. “When I was 16, I got my marriage license instead of my driver's license. Come on."
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