Courtney Stodden suggests her mother is a possible predator.
Courtney and her mother, Krista Keller, are currently appearing on Lifetime reality show The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition. They arrived separately. Courtney explained to the other housemates that she had not seen her mother in person in a year nor spoken in 6 months.
The mother and daughter are on the show to address their troubled relationship with each other.
Courtney, 21, married actor Doug Hutchison when she was 16 and he was in his 50s. As Courtney was so young she needed her parents’ permission to get married at 16. She got their permission and full blessing.
On the show Courtney and Krista revealed a few things:
- Courtney felt used. As though Krista only allowed the married to make Courtney famous.
- Courtney alleged that Krista and Doug had an emotional affair.
- Krista insisted that Doug fell in love with her (Krista) and asked for a threesome.
- Courtney claimed her mother had boundary issues. Krista was allegedly inappropriate around a young man.
In a clip from the show Courtney described potentially predatory behaviour.
“I was 12-years-old and there was this grocery store bagger — he was 17-years-old — [and] I think you were attracted to him,” recalled Courtney. “It felt like you used me to get him over to the house.”
Krista did not deny the claims. She nodded in agreement.
Krista replied, blaming her marriage (at the time): “I was, like, so empty… I was emotionally, completely empty.”