While there’s certainly no “right” age to get married, I am going to go out on a limb and say that there is one wrong one—when you are 17. True Stevenson, Kirstie Alley‘s son, is not out of high school yet and he is engaged to his girlfriend. Even stranger, Kirstie is excited about this. “I feel good because they’re really in love,” she told Ellen DeGeneres yesterday. “True’s very … he’s got a level head. He’s a good guy. He’s very monogamous, and he’s very sweet with her.”
Yes, True seems pretty awesome on A&E’s “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life.” He regularly sports an AC/DC shirt and busts out great lines like, “They don’t rag on Rosie O’Donnell like they do on you and she’s way more of a b***h.” But he is hardly ready to walk down the aisle.I dare you to find me anyone in their 20s or 30s who would fully recognize their 17-year-old self. College, starter jobs, the first time having to handle life on your own—these are big deals (far bigger than the butt Kirstie won’t stop talking about) and they push a person to evolve. If True is in love, awesome. But he should so wait on getting married. If he and his sweetheart are able to stay together through college and are still on the same page afterward, then they can think about tying the knot.
But Kirstie doesn’t see it this way. “I was married at just 19 years old, and that didn’t work,” she says. “Then I was married when I was 30 years old, and that’s when everyone said you should get married, and that didn’t work.”
Sheesh. Let’s hope this is one of those new-agey parenting tactics where you let your kid do what they want until they realize it’s insane. [People]