Someone sure needs attention!
On Thursday, 17-year-old Courtney Stodden hit the beach in L.A. for a photo shoot wearing a tiny white bikini. The aspiring singer-actress, who married 51-year-old Doug Hutchison in May, wore sky-high heels, a push-up bikini top and even painted on ab muscles for her seductive beachside shoot.
So how is Stodden's marriage to the Green Mile actor even legal? The couple claims that up until their wedding they were never physically intimate. "I was a virgin," Stodden told Good Morning America in July. "I knew that if I kept that, I would be blessed with a beautiful gift. And God did! He blessed me with my soulmate."
Stodden's parents, who were "fully aware" of Hutchison's age, gave their blessing and parental consent for their daughter to wed the man 35 years her senior. It was actually Stodden's mom who first suggested the duo get married in a state that would allow it.
Good Morning America verified Stodden's age by tracking down her birth certificate; at the time of their interview, she was in fact 16. (She celebrated her 17th birthday in August at Disneyland with Hutchison.)
In an interview with E! News in July, Hutchison slammed rumors that his teenage bride had her appearance enhanced by cosmetic surgery. "God was her only plastic surgeon," he said. Stodden added: "I was born this way out of the womb."