You know, I know that we think of Courtney Stodden as kind of an oddly sexualized adult, and sometimes, it’s easy to forget how young she is. I was reading this transcript wherein:
Couples Therapy counsellor Dr Jenn Berman revealed she was initially worried about having them on the show.
‘I came in saying, “She’s a victim, he’s a predator.”
‘What I found out was that she has a lot more power in this relationship and he is far more powerless than I expected,’ she explained.
‘His family has completely disowned him… He unfortunately has nothing besides her.’
Honestly, in all of the pictures I ever see of them, Courtney seems to be having a blast. Meanwhile Doug looks like he is sad and dour, in spite of the fact that he has a very nearly naked child-bride by his side, so I can sort of see that. But, while God knows we make fun of her, it does seem wrong to pretend that a girl 20 years her husband’s junior, who was married before she graduated from high school, is completely driving the relationship with her wiles. She’s still a teenager, you know? I mean, look at this picture of her latest manicure:
That is not a manicure a wily seductress gets. It’s just not. They almost certainly paint their nails red.
I say this, and thought, “oh, this woman is a child.” Maybe we do need to take a second to remember that. Just a thought.
Pictures via Courtney Stodden Twitter