Childrearing

How Would You Explain The Potential Courtney Alexis Stodden Reality Show To Your Daughter?

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Courtney Alexis Stodden, the 16-year-old who married 51-year-old Doug Hutchison with parental consent is back in the news again. This time the couple is allegedly shopping around for a reality show. Although we here at Mommyish were skeptical of the young girl’s age, E! confirmed that Courtney was indeed born in 1994. The newlyweds tested the reality show waters by doing an interview with Good Morning America, which contains details about how they met (online!) and Courtney’s insistence that she was a virgin when they wed.

If this reality show does get picked up, parents will have some very specific questions to answer should their children stumble upon it. Courtney’s age will no doubt be a big part of the show’s appeal and focus. And if your ten or eleven-year-old daughter does the math, she’ll soon figure out that she herself is only a few years shy of Courtney’s age. How would you go about explaining Courtney’s choices and marriage to your little girl?

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