“This couple really has to deal with the ‘ick’ factor.” Yikes. We should all be so lucky to have “Good Morning America” introduce a segment on our marriage this way. “GMA” checked in with 16-year-old Courtney Alexis Stodden, an aspiring pop star, and her 51-year-old husband, Doug Hutchinson, an actor. The segment danced around some of the very real potential psychological issues that it could have raised about a union such as this. Sure it’s legal, but is a 35-year age difference (even if she’s an “old soul”) sexually predatory? Has Courtney Stodden been “groomed” for sexual relationships with older men, despite being a virgin on her wedding night? I’m assuming the show had to skirt around any suggestion of that in order to lock down the interview.
They certainly seem happy together, but I can’t help but think something seems … off … especially the woozy look in Courtney’s eyes about halfway through the video when she’s staring at her husband. Judge for yourself. [Mediaite]