Courtney Stodden has confirmed the news that she is pregnant with her first child. However, the reality star doesn’t seem too excited over the shocking news.
On Monday, May 16, former teen bride Courtney Stodden confirmed to Us Weekly that she is expecting her first child with husband Doug Hutchison. The 21-year-old starlet gave an interesting statement to the outlet.
“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. Doug and I weren’t planning on going public with this so soon. I’m only four weeks along in my pregnancy. But some things are out of your control.”
The report claims that the couple has already recorded a video to announce her pregnancy. Courtney Stodden made headlines when she married her then 50-year-old husband when she was just 16-years-old. The couple briefly split and later made an appearance on VH1’s Couples Therapy in 2012, but then renewed their vows in August 2014.
The baby news comes after the “Asphalt” singer spoke to In Touch Weekly on her thoughts about starting a family with Doug. Courtney didn’t seem too set on becoming a mother at the time in February.
“Oh boy! I don’t know if we’re ready for a baby right now. We have two little fur babies, so those are kind of our babies right now. But, you never know!”
The blonde bombshell revealed in her pregnancy announcement that she’s going through some stress at the moment. Stodden has appeared on Lifetime’s The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition, where she’s seen arguing with her mother Krista Keller. On the reality show, Stodden claimed that her mother is having an “emotional affair” with Hutchison and has flirted with her previous boyfriends.
When she spoke to Wonderwall about her family and her marriage, she said that married life is better than ever.
“It’s been a crazy ride, obviously, but I’m feeling really awesome in my marriage. Doug and I are getting ready to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary on May 20, so we’re doing really well.”
However, Courtney’s relationship with her mother is still broken. She admitted that it’s been five months since she spoke to Krista after the show wrapped up shooting.
“We’re completely on the outs right now. I hate to say that we’re in a worse place now than we were before we started, but we’re just not in a good place right now… Unfortunately, not much has been healed.”
Though the starlet has been seen commenting about the show on social media, she admits that she still has a hard time watching it in its entirety.
“To be completely honest with you, it’s still really difficult for me to sit down and turn the TV on and actually watch an episode because it still hurts. All of the drama is still there. There’s a lot of toxic energy in that relationship that I have with my mom. It’s also difficult to watch her… I don’t want to say I’m embarrassed for her, but it’s truly difficult to watch her in therapy. Because I love her — she’s my mom! But it’s really difficult for me to watch.”
However, Stodden has felt more confident and secure in her own skin once The Mother/Daughter Experiment ended. She’s willing to come back for a second season even though her mother has threatened to sue the reality show. As for Stodden’s marriage with Hutchison, she says they’re stronger than ever, but they still have differences that they need to work out.
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