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Courtney Stodden & Doug Hutchison: We’re Both Completely Broke!

Back when Courtney Stodden married Doug Hutchison, it seemed the odd couple was destined for stardom in the age of reality televsion.

After all, for the first few months, the world seemed unable to look away from the washed up actor and his aspiring pop star child bride.

Unfortunately, as Doug and Courtney soon learned the hard way, the fascination of the public doesn’t always equate to big bucks.

To their credit, they did their damnedest to try to cash in with a reality show and other business ventures but nothing seemed to pan out.

These days, Stodden and Hutchison are getting divorced, and the legal proceedings have shed some light on the former couple’s financial situation.

According to domuments obtained by The Blast, Courtney has filed for spousal support, claiming that she earns just $ 2,500 a month.

That’s a problem, as her monthly expenses amout to a whopping $ 4,700 (including $ 1,000/month on clothes).

Courtney says she has just $ 2,700 in the bank at the moment, but claims to be in possession of $ 10,000 worth of furniture and appliances.

Yes, her finances have reached the “I wonder how much the couch would go for on Craiglist” point. 

Courtney tells the court that her situation hasn’t always been this dire.

According to her filing, things “changed drastically” over the last 12 months due to “no major production deals.”

Of course, this begs the question – at what point was Courtney Stodden landing major production deals?

But as sad as Courtney’s situation is, she’s still doing better than Doug.

Yes, it seems those Green Mile residuals have dried up and left the out-of-work thespian in a rather sorry state.

Hutchison filed for bankruptcy last year, likely in anticipation of Courtney’s request for spousal support.

According to documents, his monthly income at the time was $ 2,494 but his expenses came out to $ 5,281.

Hutchison has reportedly fled Hollywood for financial reasons and is currently living in Michigan.

Needless to say, it’s gonna be tough for Courtney to squeeze much blood from that stone.

Maybe instead of trying to get spousal support from one another, these two can just head down to the welfare office together.

Or better yet, maybe they can sell a reality show that focuses on their divorce!

Might as well get something out of this marriage before it’s over, right?

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Courtney Stodden Shares Two Stories of Sexual Abuse

She wishes it were not the case, but Courtney Stodden is having a moment.

A #MeToo moment, that is.

Actually, Courtney Stodden is unfortunately having a pair of #MeToo moments and she’s finally opening up about them to a national audience.

The reality star – known for appearances on Couples Therapy and Celebrity Big Brother, as well as for marrying a much older man – opened up last night on something called The Tomorrow Show.

Asked if she could relate to the women who have shared their stories of sexual abuse and harassment of late, Stodden replied in the affirmative.

She didn’t provide many details, but she did explain that she’s been victimized on two occasions.

“When the first incident happened, I, didn’t tell [then-husband Doug Hutchison]. It was actually during the first time we separated,” she said, continuing:

“It actually happened to me two times when we were separated.

“At that age, ya know, I was only 19… I didn’t really think it was wrong, which is the crazy part.”

Stodden filed for divorce from Hutchison just a week ago.

When the two got married, she was 16 years old and he was 51 years old.

This unusual (and inappropriate? And illegal? And ridiculous?) age difference is what sky-rocketed Stodden to Z-List stardom.

The relationship, however, suffered through many ups and downs, including various separations and temporary break-ups.

It was during one of these brief splits, Stodden says, that she was abused sexually.

The thing is, she didn’t exactly know it at the time because she had only slept with Hutchison prior to this awful experience.

We’ll let Courtney explain further:

“I only had sex with one man before that… So gentle, not to get explicit. But I was like, ‘OK, maybe that’s just a rough way of going on a date.’

“I really didn’t realize it was sexual abuse until I started hearing these women talking.

“It wasn’t until #MeToo started that I was like, ‘Wow, maybe that wasn’t OK.’ So yeah, it’s really a sad thing, but it happens all the time.”

The #MeToo movement started several months ago in response to numerous stories of women in Hollywood being harassed (or much worse) by men in power.

It has given females across the world a chance to speak out and to be heard; or just to feel as though they aren’t alone in having endured some terrible acts by some pretty terrible men.

Stodden, who has been through a lot over the years, doesn’t want to get into specifics over what she went through in these two instances.

But she says both centered around “power and sex” and concluded:

“It’s just like all the other women’s stories. It’s nothing different. Each woman should be heard.

“I’ll definitely be a part of the movement, for sure.”

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Courtney Stodden Files For Divorce From Doug Hutchison

Sometimes, the most promising relationships just aren’t built to last.

And sometimes, a child bride marries a washed-up actor, and no one is even mildly surprised when they get divorced a few years later.

We’ll give you two guesses as to which description applies to Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison.

Yes, as you may recall Stodden and Hutchison separated in 2017 after six years of marriage.

The move was expected, but what happened next was not.

Months went by, and neither Doug nor Courtney took the steps necessary to legally end their marriage.

In fact, at least one of them appeared to have second thoughts about ending things, as Stodden begged Hutchison to take her back in a series of heartfelt Instagram posts.

“I need this man back in my life,” she captioned one photo. 

“I need him to come help me. I need him to want our marriage to work. He’s been my only solid rock. Doug, if you read this — this is a public cry for your undying love.”

It now appears that – as Hutchison predicted at the time – Stodden was experiencing an emotional low point, and her vulnerability ultimately proved to be short-lived.

People magazine is reporting today that Stodden filed for divorce from Hutchison this week after more than a year of separation.

There’s no word on what prompted Courtney to finally pull the trigger after all this time, but earlier this week, she hinted that she was moving forward with her divorce in a cryptic Twitter post:

“Moving out of that #Beverlyhills house already. #drama,” Stodden tweeted.

Fans speculated that she was suggesting that she’d moved into a smaller home in preparation for what could be a costly legal battle.

Now it seems those predictions were accurate.

At this time, it’s unclear if either Stodden or Hutchison has requested spousal support.

While Hutchison is 34 years Stodden’s senior, she was the primary breadwinner during their marriage, which could make her financially vulnerable.

Here’s hoping she doesn’t try to relaunch her singing career to help cover expenses.

We’ll have further updates on this situation as more information becomes available.

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Frances Bean Cobain, Courtney Love Pay Tribute on Kurt Cobain’s Birthday

Believe it or not, it’s been 24 years since Kurt Cobain took his own life at the height of his fame.

The iconic Nirvana frontman would have turned 51 today.

Millions of fans and the wife and daughter he left behind took to social media today to pay tribute to one of the most influential musicians in recent decades.

Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Photo

Frances Bean Cobain marked the occasion by posting the above photo of herself and her father.

Sadly, it’s one of very few of them together, as Kurt died when Frances was just 18 months old.

Frances honored her father last year, on what would have been Kurt’s 50th birthday.

She kept the tradition going today with a caption that spoke to her father’s snarky sense of humor: 

“I hope they don’t have the internet wherever you are. I feel like that would be counterproductive. Regardless, Happy Birthday to an angel,” she wrote.

Last week, Frances revealed that she’s sober following a several-year battle substance abuse.

As the daughter of two parents who struggled with addiction, the odds were stacked against Frances in terms of falling prey to the disease herself.

So the fact that she was able to not only get clean but to share her story with fans is all the more impressive.

Kurt’s widow, Courtney Love, also paid tribute to the late rock star on social media.

“Happy birthday baby god I miss you,” she captioned the photo below.

Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love Photo

The years since her husband’s death have often been tumultuous for Love, and she endured their own well-publicized battles with addiction.

Love has admitted to using heroin while pregnant and has been harshly criticized for some of her public behavior over the years, but against all odds, she seems to have turned things around recently.

She remains a popular cultural figure and has happily assisted in keeping Kurt’s legacy alive for a generation of new music fans.

As another birthday passes for a legend who would likely still have many years of touring and recording ahead of him if he’d only survived his youth, it’s hard not to dwell on what might have been.

But as teens who weren’t yet born when Cobain died continue to sport Nirvana t-shirts, and artists like Post Malone cover songs like “All Apologies” one can only be grateful for the tremendous body of work this troubled soul left behind.

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