Courtney Stodden Makes First Public Appearance Since Pregnancy Announcement

Courtney Stodden made her very first public appearance with her baby bump at PETA’s party to honor Prince’s animal rights activism in Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old starlet stepped out in a black crop top that read “Prince R.I.P.” that she paired with black leggings and black stilettos. Stodden’s crop top allowed her baby bump to show and make its first red carpet appearance, as she proudly showed off her baby. Stodden finished her look with Marilyn Monroe-esque hair and makeup, a black clutch, and red toe nail polish.

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Back in May, Courtney announced that she’s expecting her first child with husband Doug Hutchison, albeit reluctantly.

“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.”

Stodden has been openly sharing her pregnancy journey on her Instagram and Snapchat accounts. Two weeks ago, Stodden took to Instagram to post a photo of herself hugging the toilet as she suffered from morning sickness. Stodden revealed in the post that Hutchison took the photo and helped keep her signature blonde locks out of the toilet bowl.

When does this end? ???? #firsttrimester #baby #pregnant #morningsickness #notjustinthemornings

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The blonde beauty recently found out that these ginger-flavored candy mints help ease the symptoms associated with her morning sickness. She has also been open and honest about her struggle with postnatal depression.

Trying everything to help ease nausea ... so far, ginger chips are the only thing that help... kinda. #pregnant #7weeks

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I am stronger than depression.

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While this is the reality star’s first official public appearance, this isn’t the first time that she’s showed off her baby bump. Courtney has been embracing her ever-growing baby bump as she showed it off in various teensy tiny bikinis.

In her latest bikini photo, she slammed fat-shamers for attacking pregnant women. Stodden is also seen wearing a pink string bikini that barely covers her breasts and bottom. You can check out her NSFW photo here.

“Stop fat shaming pregnant women. Honestly. If our society thinks that it’s actually ok to say a pregnant woman is ‘fat’ there’s something seriously wrong with it. #babyontheway #picklecocktail”

She didn’t stop there. Courtney also showed off her baby bump with a smiley face drawn on her belly while dancing by the pool in a tiny black bikini. Check out Courtney’s silly video below.

Embracing these insane body changes with a smile lol #pregnant #babybump ????

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Stodden first made headlines in 2011 when she married Hutchison when she was just 16 and he was 50 years old. She was labeled a “teen bride” and was only known for being a former beauty pageant queen. Stodden has been trying to break into the entertainment industry by appearing in movies and releasing music. Stodden released her new song “Asphalt” on iTunes last month.

Go buy Asphalt on iTunes now!!! Expect the music vid soon too!! ???? #BootyGetsHot #Asphalt

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Unfortunately for Courtney, she has become known as a trophy wife. Courtney makes more headlines for her relationship with Doug and her estranged relationship with her mother, Krista Keller, than her career. However, Courtney is still determined to break into the entertainment industry, whether it be acting or singing.

She even took her music career to the next level by including her husband. Stodden released a video of the two performing her new song “Pink Lipstick” together, in hopes that it would break the internet. Now that Stodden is expecting her first child, her career will have to go on the back burner for now.

What are your thoughts? Do you think Courtney Stodden will eventually break into the entertainment industry one day? Sound off below in the comments section.

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