As was to be expected, Courtney Stodden’s debut in reality television did not come without a fair share of drama and controversy. The video below – an extended teaser, if you will – can confirm that.
Stodden became internationally known as “Teen Bride” when she married 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison when she was only 16.
Now of age, she’s just as scandalous as she was before – or, as she says in this video on Gawker, she likes to think of herself as a “provocateur.”
The video in question includes some of the best moments from the first episode of VH1’s Couples Therapy, which also stars Courtney and her husband, featuring the two.
The one below is a shorter version but will provide enough evidence of the kind of drama that usually goes wherever these two go.
Courtney, for instance, admits on camera that she often calls Doug “Dad,” to which he replies laughing, “See, this is the thing… I’m raising my wife,” a claim he also makes later in the show, when they meet the other couples looking for help with their fragile relationships.
Though he seems rather proud of it, he goes on to say that the attention they’ve been getting for their marriage because of the age gap (35 years) has been taking a toll on the romance.
Plus, Courtney dresses skimpily all the time, which makes people stare at them even more whenever they go out and, what’s worse, she doesn’t want to change.
“I got death threats ... my agent dropped me, my manager said marrying Courtney was like taking a gun and shooting my career in the head,” Doug laments for the camera.
Even before the two move in the house to get help for their issues, tensions flare with the other couples who are part of the project.
A fight breaks between Shayne Lamas, her husband Nik Richie, Alex McCord of “Real Housewives of New York” and Doug, who rushes to defend Courtney’s honor after she’s referred to as “trash.”
The other couples on the show have already told the press they believe Courtney and Stodden are faking marital issues just to get TV exposure and, hopefully, get enough people to watch them to land their own show.