Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Teen bride Courtney Stodden and over-the-hill hubby Doug Hutchinson walked away from a financial windfall after turning down an opportunity to appear on VH1's Relationship Rehab. The 17-year-old wannabe and her 51-year-old spouse have been shopping around their May-December romance to the highest bidder -- and for a minute they had a taker. The couple were offered between $150,000 and $200,000 for three weeks of work. They would have appeared in eight episodes for the series that follows couples in Los Angeles as they get counseling and therapy for their rocky relationships. The only problem is -- Stodden and Hutchinson maintain they're experiencing marital bliss. An insider tells Radaronline.com that participating in the reality show would have been a sham, unlike their heavily publicized marriage. Says the source, "Though Doug and Courtney considered the offer, in the end they felt that this wasn't a perfect fit for the kind of show they wanted to do. There has been a lot of speculation about their marriage and a lot of people are just waiting for the inevitable 'train wreck' to happen, but Doug and Courtney have an incredibly strong relationship and seem very happy together. So doing a show about going into 'rehab' just doesn't make sense for them." Although the decision may have cost the couple six figures, Stodden's mom and manager Krista Stodden supported their decision to decline Relationship Rehab. She tells Radaronline.com, "Doug and Courtney are faced with an array of career opportunities and offers each and every day. I'm impressed by their ability to stay true to their convictions and stand behind any decision to respectfully pass on projects that they may feel are not completely right for them." This isn't the only work Hutchinson has walked away from recently. The Green Mile actor pulled out of a movie because he felt the role hit a little too close to home, and he didn't want to be portrayed in a negative light. Basically, his character was a cradle-robbing creep.