The youngest of three girls, Courtney Stodden was born on August 29, 1994. In 2010, Stodden won the Miss Teen Washington USA pageant, which catapulted her modeling career. Stodden signed up for an acting workshop which was taught by now-husband, Doug Hutchison. They fell in love despite their 34-year age gap.
On May 20, 2011, Stodden, then 16, married Hutchison in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following year, the couple was featured on VH1’s second season of Couples Therapy. After almost separating in 2013, the couple renewed their vows during their fifth anniversary.