Where is Doug Hutchison now? Courtney Stodden's ex-husband branded a 'pervert' post-marriage, went bankrupt
'I didn’t realize that in marrying Courtney, my manager would drop me, my agent would drop me. I was blacklisted. I was blackballed by casting directors. I shot my career in the head for love,' said Hutchison
Model and TV personality Courtney Stodden has taken over headlines across celebrity gossip sites after they claimed that fellow model and food blogger Chrissy Teigen bullied them 10 years ago. This was when Stodden, who was 16 at the time, married a man 34 years older than them. That man was character actor Doug Hutchison who met Stodden on the Internet.
During a recent interview with Daily Beast, Stodden, who came out as non-binary, cited 2011 tweets from the Lip Sync Battle host Teigen. The latter had made several problematic remarks to Stodden like, "Go. to sleep. forever." The screenshots of the tweets were shared by Daily Mail, one of which says, "Saying Courtney Stodden's FB page got shut down for being too sexy is like saying the Nazi's were just meanies. As in, not quite." Another of Teigen's 2011 tweets to Stodden says, "My friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby."
"She wouldn't just publicly tweet about wanting me to take 'a dirt nap' but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, 'I can't wait for you to die,'" Stodden said about Teigen during an interview with Daily Beast.
Who is Doug Hutchison?
In 1999, the 60-year-old became a household name when he played Percy Wetmore in 'The Green Mile.' For his performance, he was nominated for a Satellite Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Hutchison has also appeared in several TV shows, including 'The X Files,' 'CSI,' '24 and Lost,' and so on.
However, his career came to a sudden grinding halt after he married Stodden. He had been previously married to Amanda Sellers between 2002 and 2005. He and his ex-wife Sellers, who is a voice artist, divorced in 2005 after being married for two years.
When his relationship with his 16-year-old wife became public knowledge, he was labeled a 'pervert', both by the media and by people in the entertainment industry. The union also caused his family to distance themselves.
Hutchison lost work not only as an actor but also as a behind-the-scenes producer because the stigma was so high. Agents dropped him for marrying an underage girl. After their wedding, both Stodden and Hutchison went broke. They struggled to make ends meet and began soliciting interviews and reality TV shows.
In 2017, Hutchison filed for bankruptcy, and his current net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth is only $500,000.
Where is Hutchison now?
However, despite going broke, he never regretted his marriage with Stodden. Hutchison opened up about his marriage to Stodden in 2020 while promoting his memoir 'Flushing Hollywood: Fake News, Fake Boobs'.
Speaking to Fox News, he said: "She was 16 and I was 50, so I knew our union was going to turn heads. But I didn’t realize the impact it would truly have. I didn’t realize that in marrying Courtney, my manager would drop me, my agent would drop me. I was blacklisted. I was blackballed by casting directors. I shot my career in the head for love. And in doing so, I lost my family and friends. I was suddenly on the Titanic and everyone was fleeing except for me and Courtney."
The couple initially separated in 2013 before reconciling a year later. They did not have any kids and suffered a miscarriage in 2016. They called off their relationship again in 2017. Since then Stodden has admitted the miscarriage and 34-year age gap were both reasons for their separation. After nine turbulent years of marriage, Stodden and Hutchison divorced in March 2020.
In January this year, Stodden started the #StopDougHutchison campaign on Twitter, claiming that her ex-husband had been messaging an underage girl. They said that they were exposing the messages that were allegedly posted by the teenage girl from her Instagram account.
"I initially never wanted to post about this because I felt scared and embarrassed about everything. But, I've realized that this whole situation is bigger than me, and I need to be strong if I want him to be stopped," the teenager claimed. "He told me that he 'loved me,' that I was 'beautiful,' 'sexy,' and 'smart,'" she wrote, adding, "I was 15 years old. He was 60 years old," according to the Blast. The account still exists with the message.
The alleged message from Hutchison, in which he calls the girl "Kyra", stated: "As for your age: I kinda figured you were either 15/16 or 16/17 yet it blows my mind because of our vast age difference. You seem older [more mature] than your 'typical' age or I'm just more immature for my 'typical' age. Age. What is it? A number? Life experience? Can two people so far apart in years fall in love? Does it matter? Societally, it's considered 'wrong.' In my heart: I love you. I struggle with this conundrum every single day. Especially after my union/marriage to Courtney. I have zero regrets despite the hate and losses endured."
It continued: "Is there something wrong with me? Seriously. What do you honestly think, Kyra? Can two people nearly 45 years apart have romantic feelings for one another? Nothing makes sense. You're expected to act "mature" [whatever that means] and are often treated as 'immature.' It can be maddening."
The Instagram account claimed they were "extracts from emails DOUG HUTCHISON sent to me" and were shared by Stodden from their account as well. The post has since been deleted from Stodden's account and is no longer available.