It’s been almost a full year since “teen bride” Courtney Stodden announced she was divorcing her husband of six years, Doug Hutchison. Since their split, Courtney has been on an emotional roller coaster, and with the divorce set to be finalized in just one week, she is having second thoughts.
“I need this man back in my life,” Courtney captioned the wedding photo above, which was taken when she was 16 years old and Doug was 50. “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.”
After sharing the wedding photo and plea to Doug, Courtney posted an emotional video explaining her change of heart:
“So basically this is what I’ve been dealing with in my life,” Courtney captioned the clip. “It’s been rough. To say the least. Everyone goes through sh!t … this is mine. You aren’t alone.”
Here’s what Courtney revealed in the video:
So, obviously, I’ve been crying again. And I just want to be honest with you guys about some things. Me and my husband have been going through a really rough time — separation and ultimately divorce here coming up in a week. And I’ve, like, at the last minute realized that I don’t want it, and I want to try to make things work…Ever since we’ve been separated and he’s moved away, I’ve been really depressed and I’ve realized that he’s — I don’t deserve him, and I love him so much, and I need him back in my life. And I just need him to come, like, help me and be with me. I love him.
Courtney shared a tweet on New Year’s Eve about “that one person who would never ever leave me,” and now it looks as though she may have been referring to Doug specifically:
In the arms of that person… that one person who would never ever leave me… that’s the only medicine that would cure my sadness
— Courtney Stodden (@CourtneyStodden) December 31, 2017
Over the last few weeks Courtney has been opening up about her struggle with depression on social media, including numerous video clips in which she scaled back her trademark sex kitten pin-up glam. Here is one of the first videos in which Courtney started to break down her instaglam facade and open up about what was really going on in her life:
Thank you to everyone for your love, support, and compassion. Photoshopped bodies and the illusion of happiness doesn’t help depression. Let’s keep it real … not saying it’s wrong to post sexy images or happy photographs … because I do it and it makes me feel good about myself – but what really is therapeutic is honesty and exposing your raw self. The good, the bad AND the ugly. Sending love and positivity to everyone. I love you xo Courtney #picoftheday
We’ve been following Courtney since she first made headlines back in 2011, and she’s always seemed like a very sweet and caring person. Given the circumstances of her early marriage and being thrust into the spotlight at such a young age, I am sure it is very difficult for her to make friends that she can trust or gain an accurate perspective on the things happening in her life. We certainly wish her the best, and we hope that she does have a close friend(s) and/or professional(s) who can help her steer through the troubled emotional waters she has found herself in.