Yesterday a study was released that showed that 91% of women would rather marry for love than money. But what about that other 9%? Were they undecided or would they actually marry for money? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.
In the buzz that won’t stop buzzing, we now have 16-year-old aspiring country star Courtney Alexis Stodden marrying 51-year-old Doug Hutchinson. Hutchinson, although not extremely famous (we had to Google what he’d been in), is definitely more well-known and probably by most accounts, more financially stable than his child bride.
It had us wondering: if she’s “aspiring” is she just marrying Hutchinson, whose two major credits to his name are playing that evil Percy in The Green Mile and some side-character on Lost, to leverage her career? Before the announcement that came out this week no one had even heard of this Stodden, and now she’s everywhere. Hutchinson is also everywhere, but it’s hard to imagine this will impact his career – like I said, we had to Google the guy’s name. But as for Stodden she’s been abruptly pushed into the limelight, she and all her, um, nature-defying physical assets.
The video for her song “Don’t Put It on Me,” has been viewed almost 700,000 times on YouTube since Monday. And if you type “Courtney” into Google she’s the fourth search result – this wasn’t the case on Sunday. If she wanted fame and attention on her “music career,” she definitely got it.
In the standard response to the shock over the 35 year age difference, the couple released the following statement to E! Online: “We’re aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial. But we’re very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless.” And yes, Doug, Humbert Humbert would agree with you and your Lolita. However from where we’re sitting, it still looks like a business move on the part of Stodden, and the numbers on YouTube are proof.
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