True love -- not to mention a true desire for publicity -- will always win. Thus ends the saga of teen vixen Courtney Stodden and her uppermiddle-aged husband Doug Hutchison, who have confirmed they are back together. I know. Sit down and take a moment to process and shed a few tears of gratitude. The mismatched pair separated in November after they realized -- somewhat belatedly -- that their 35-year age difference was, shall we say, a bit much. Plus, Courtney realized she wanted to experience men who don't look like they're her creepy uncle.
While they were separated, Courtney supposedly dated hunky male model Ray Richard, producer David Weintraub, and, err, another creepy old dude named Edward Lozzi. Doug, meanwhile, waited patiently after being punted into the friendzone.
But Courtney has apparently realized that the grass isn't always greener, or even necessarily less wrinkly, and ended up coming back to her 54-year-old ex. Said Courtney's mom:
Courtney realized just how much love she really had for Doug. They really love each other and wanted to be together.
It's hard to believe, but Courtney still only 19. So this was probably just a rebellious phase. Lucky Doug will now get to deal with Courtney's life changes all throughout her 20s and 30s. This is clearly a man who loves punishment Courtney.
While the two were never officially divorced, Doug has already shelled out for a new engagement ring, and they say they will renew their vows. Probably a good idea because they didn't really stick the first time.
Do you think these two kids will make it?
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