You may remember our previous story on 51 year-old actor Doug Hutchison marrying 16-year-old aspiring country singer Courtney Stodden (how could you forget?).
Now, the couple has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss their relationship as well as the criticism they faced when going public with their relationship.
In the interview, Hutchison claims he had no inkling that Stodden was just a teenager when they met online after she had enrolled in one of his acting classes.
“My world turned upside down…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.”
They then go on to discuss their online relationship and the moment he explained to Stodden’s parents that he was falling for their daughter.
“I said, Krista (Mrs. Stodden), I don’t know if you know this or not, but your daughter and I are falling in love. If you and Alex have any misgivings whatsoever about this…I will respect you, and Courtney will respect you. And we will step back.”
Oddly enough, both parents were OK with it. Hutchison then proposed to Stodden upon meeting Courtney for the first time in person.
Check it out below.