18-year-old Courtney Stodden still communicates with her ex-boyfriend and it’s hurting her 52-year-old husband, Doug Hutchison. This all came to light during a recent episode of “Couples Therapy,” in which Courtney admitted she still talks to her ex. She considers him a good friend.
A show insider at “Couples Therapy” told RadarOnline that this is definitely putting a strain on their marriage.
“Doug seems like he is worried about Courtney leaving him, and he gets really upset whenever he thinks about the possibility of his marriage ending,” the source said.
The controversial couple have had a hard time in the house during the show. Doug is feuding with Nik Richie, who is also on the show with his wife, Shayne Lamas. Nik views Doug as a “child molester.”
On top of everything else, Courtney can’t sleep with her husband in the house where the rest of the cast stays. Due to child labor laws, she can’t be at the house over a certain amount of hours during filming. So, Doug has been sleeping alone while the other couples are together. It’s the first time since they married they’ve been in separate bedrooms. This has made Doug feel insecure about being away from his wife.
The source added, “He had real difficulty dealing with Courtney not being able to sleep at the house during filming of the show, and was freaked out by her not being there with him constantly. It’s like he is terrified of her spending any time away from him — he appears to be very insecure about their relationship and the possibility of her leaving him.
“Everyone thinks that Doug would be crushed if Courtney were ever to leave him for a younger guy, and everyone is really worried about how he would handle that situation should it arise.”
Dr. Jenn Berman of “Couples Therapy” already said in her evaluation of Doug that he’s not a predator. If he were to lose Courtney for whatever reason, she doesn’t believe he would seek another teen bride. Dr. Berman pointed out to Courtney Stodden that by keeping in contact with her ex, she’s not being sensitive to Doug’s feelings.
Hopefully by the end of the show, Courtney will wise up and make her husband her number one priority.