Courtney Stodden Announces She's 4 Weeks Pregnant

'Some things are out of your control'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2016 9:14 AM CDT
Courtney Stodden Announces She's 4 Weeks Pregnant
Courtney Stodden attends the world premiere of "Unity" at the DGA Theater on June 24, 2015, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Courtney Stodden, former child bride, announced Monday that she is four weeks pregnant. If it seems a bit early for such an announcement to be made, let Stodden explain: "It's a bittersweet time for me right now. I'm dealing with a lot of stress and emotions surrounding life and its ups and downs," she tells Us. "Doug and I weren't planning on going public with this so soon. ... But some things are out of your control." (As Fox News notes, a source had been circulating video husband Doug Hutchison apparently shot showing Stodden with a positive pregnancy test.) Stodden, now 21, was 16 when she married Hutchison, who is 34 years older than she is.

Stodden, whose Twitter account is totally terrific, went on Couples Therapy with her husband in 2012, the year after they wed; they separated in 2013 and got back together in 2014. This year, Stodden went on Lifetime's The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition with her mother, where it was revealed that, among other things, Stodden had cheated on Hutchison before their separation—and that Stodden's mom was also in love with Hutchison. Apparently things still aren't going well between Stodden and her mom, because her mother told Fox that "if it wasn't for the media I would not get to know the news about my daughter's pregnancy." (Anderson Cooper's impression of Stodden will definitely make you feel better.)

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