Courtney Stodden: 'Living with ex Doug Hutchison is unconventional'

Published Tuesday, Nov 19 2013, 14:45 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Courtney Stodden has admitted she has an "unconventional" setup with estranged husband Doug Hutchison as they're both living under the same roof despite splitting.

The 19-year-old announced earlier this month that she and 53-year-old actor Doug had parted ways, largely because of their age difference, but that they would continue to live together for now.

Doug is also still co-managing her career.

Courtney Stodden tweets a picture from the Fox 411 set in New York, 14 November 2013

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Courtney tweeted this picture from the Fox 411 set on 14 November.

Talking to FOX411, she said: "What part of this venture hasn't been unconventional, you know? It's extremely unconventional to live in the same house as your soon-to-be-ex. Especially with a joined business venture together, it's quite uncommon, especially in Hollywood with the spotlight.

"It's been working out's fairly new so I don't know what the future has to hold but I hold hope in my heart that we can prevail and remain close because through the transition of our marriage and realising we aren't meant to be together romantically, we realised we made better friends than partners in that sense."

Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison at Chateau Marmont at Los Angeles, United States

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Courtney and Doug in happier times, pictured in August 2013.

Courtney's decision to split from Doug came after she returned to LA from her stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house during the summer, where she admitted she found independence and matured as a woman.

She added that she's not ready to start dating yet and advised other women looking to marry at a very young age to "take their time" and make sure it's what they want, although she said she doesn't regret her own marriage.

Courtney Stodden tweets a selfie as she arrives back in LA after a business trip to New York, 15 November 2013

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Courtney looked happy to be back in LA after her NYC trip.

Courtney married Doug when she was just 16. They met when she signed up for an online acting workshop he was running and tied the knot with her parents' blessing.

The teenager is now back in LA after a round of publicity in New York, where she also stopped by the set of TV show Bethenny.

Talking about her future plans, she said: "I've learned throughout my marriage and its failure that right now a career is great, it's cool, but right now I'm not putting it aside, but I'm really, really wanting to focus on me. I want to clear the air a little bit and put it out there that I know I need to be 19. I need to do what regular girls do."

Courtney Stodden tweets a picture from the Bethenny set in New York, 14 November 2013

© Twitter / @courtneystodden

Courtney posed for a snap in the Bethenny green room on 14 November.

She added: "In my heart I'm realising now it's healthy for me to focus on me and reverse a little bit, start over again."

As for rumours of a porn career, she replied: "That's not the direction I'm taking… I turned down a $5 million porn offer."

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Watch Courtney chatting with Bethenny about her goals in life below:



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