Who is Krista Keller? Courtney Stodden's mom let Doug Hutchinson, 50, marry then-underage model in 2011
'When my father heard about the situation... my mother said, 'Courtney’s in love with someone who’s older than you, and he’s coming to visit' — he was livid,' Stodden said
Courtney Stodden might have called out Chrissy Teigen before but this time around, they are unveiling the uglier side of their exchanges. As per a recent interview, Stodden has revealed that Teigen used to cyberbully them, telling them to kill themself.
"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," Stodden said, according to the latest interview she gave to The Daily Beast. "Things like, 'I can't wait for you to die'."
Stodden, 26, first came into the public eye when they married the then 50-year-old acting coach Doug Hutchinson in 2011. They were 16 at the time. However, this turned out to be a really difficult phase in Stodden's life as they would later recall. The unending media scrutiny, the manipulation, grooming and abuse in the unconventional marriage with Hutchinson, all eventually took a toll on Stodden.
They are now turning the tables and taking care of their own narrative. In a recent interview, Stodden revealed several instances when not just Teigen but other celebrities also mistreated them over the years. "Joy Behar had a field day with calling me a 'slut,'" they said. "Courtney Love told me I was a ‘whore.’… Some of the worst treatment I got was from women, and we’re not going to get anywhere if we keep holding each other back."
In March 2021, they began bringing up Teigen's old Twitter posts against them. In an Instagram video, she highlighted the various posts by John Legend's wife including "I hate you", "@CourtneyStodden my Friday fantasy: you. Dirt nap" and "go. To sleep. forever." Stodden also spoke about their mother Krista Keller, who had signed off on their marriage with Hutchinson even though they were underage at the time.
Mother Krista Keller paved the way for marriage
Keller was the one who reportedly gave Hutchinson a chance with her daughter. When the news came out, Stodden's father was reportedly "livid". In the interview, Stodden revealed how their mother Krista paved the way for their marriage. "When my father heard about the situation — he came home one weekend, and my mother said, 'Courtney’s in love with someone who’s older than you, and he’s coming to visit' — he was livid. He was like, 'I’m calling the cops. This isn’t happening.' And my mother was monitoring the email exchanges and was in support of it. She said, 'Let’s just meet him and see what he’s like.'"
Who is Krista Keller?
Keller is Stodden's former manager. Their tumultuous relationship with their mother has been documented time and again. From the beginning of their career in 2009 till the spring of 2015, Stodden's career was managed by their mother. But citing "creative differences", Keller quit. Over the course of this time, Stodden appeared in reality television shows such as 'Couples Therapy', 'Celebrity Big Brother' and even releasing original songs in 2010.
However, there might have been more to it than what was told to the public. After she quit, she revealed that Hutchinson would manage his then-wife's career. Keller had said that it was becoming "difficult to work with people" with different ideas about the future of Stodden’s career. "I'm not putting people down, I'm just saying I wish things would have gone differently in the last six months in her career and as far as the decision making, I feel as the manager, I should have been respected and listened to."
Stodden's relationship with their mother has reportedly seen a lot of ups and downs. Today, Keller runs the Krista Keller Talent Management, whose website has a long list of actors and creators. Going by what Stodden has said recently, maybe they are beyond their differences.
"I know that my mom loves me, and that I have a really amazing bond with my mom. As a matter of fact, me and my father don’t talk. He completely disowned me. But I love my mom. Is she perfect? No. Has she experienced ups and downs in her own personal life? Yes. But she’s a strong woman, and she’s been a fighter her entire life. There have been things that have happened in her life that break my heart. I will defend her until the end of the Earth, because I love her."