Courtney Alexis Stodden (born August 29, 1994) is an American media personality, model, singer-songwriter, and national spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
After competing in beauty pageants in her home state of Washington and releasing her own original music, then 16-year-old Stodden came to international attention when she married then 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison in 2011. The controversy and media attention surrounding Stodden and her marriage led to her appearing in numerous reality television series, including Couples Therapy (2012), Celebrity Big Brother (2013), The Mother/Daughter Experiment (2016), and Celebs Go Dating (2017).
Courtney Alexis Stodden was born on August 29, 1994, in Tacoma, Washington, to Alex John Stodden and Krista Kay Keller. She has two sisters, Ashley and Brittany, who were 9 and 11 at the time of her birth. Stodden describes her childhood as "beautiful and fun," stating that she was "extremely spoiled, in a good way." From a very young age, her passion has been singing and writing her own music. She was raised in Ocean Shores, Washington.