Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison confirm split; he'll still manage her career

courtney-stodden-doug-hutchison-separated-gi.jpgCharacter actor Doug Hutchison and his teenage bride, Courtney Stodden, have confirmed rumors that they're ending their two-year marriage.

The 53-year-old Hutchison, best known for a stint on "Lost" and a role in "The Green Mile," will still co-manage the 19-year-old Stodden's career, which has thus far consisted of lots of staged photos of herself in revealing clothes and reality-show appearances ( "Couples Therapy," "Celebrity Big Brother" in the U.K.) stemming from her marriage.

"After two and a half years of marriage Courtney and Doug have decided to become legally separated," the couple says in a statement to the Daily Mail. "This is a mutual and amicable decision that they're making together. As you know, Courtney was married at a young age. Now, at 19, she's interested in exploring life as an unmarried single young adult -- with the freedom to explore her independence.

"Doug supports Courtney 100%. The two will share custody of their precious pup, Dourtney, remain living in the same house (for now) in separate bedrooms, and Doug will be co-managing Courtney's career [along with Courtney's mom, Krista].

"We love each other very much, want for each other's happiness, and will continue being the best of friends for life."

We'll end here and give you time to process your emotions about the split.
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