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Courtney Stodden's Journey to Becoming a Teen Bride Still Makes Us Cringe

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When you become famous at 16 for marrying a 51-year-old, it’s only a matter of time before s--t hits the fan. That’s why we still feel uncomfortable looking back at photos of Courtney Stodden and her much older husband, Doug Hutchinson. 

We can’t help but wonder how a beautiful young woman who had her whole life ahead of her quickly became a Marilyn Monroe caricature and the butt of cruel jokes. Here’s what we’ve learned about the now 24-year-old’s bizarre road to infamy.

Courtney’s parents approved of her relationship with Doug.

Given her daughter’s age, Courtney’s mom, Krista, had to give parental consent before the duo’s wedding in Las Vegas. "We are totally supportive of this marriage," she told RadarOnline after serving as a witness during the nuptials.