Hoping for a second chance. Courtney Stodden took to Instagram on Friday, Jan. 5, to post an emotional plea to estranged husband Doug Hutchison, begging him to take her back. She announced her decision to divorce the 57-year-old actor last year, but Courtney, 23, has realized that she isn’t ready to say goodbye to their six-year marriage.
“So, obviously, I’ve been crying again. And I just wanna be honest with you guys about some things. Me and my husband have been going through a really rough time — separation and ultimately divorce here, coming up in a week,” the “Misteltoe Bikini” songstress says in the clip. “And I, like, at the last minute realize that I don’t want it. And I wanna try to make things work.”
Courtney goes on to say that her split from Doug has taken a toll on her emotions. “And, like, ever since we’ve been separated and he’s moved away, I’ve been, like, really depressed,” the blonde beauty, who famously married Doug in 2011 as a teen, continues. “And I’ve, like, realized that I don’t deserve him and I love him so much. And I need him back in my life and I just need him to come, like, help me and be with me. And I love him.”
Though she previously claimed that she needed to part ways with Doug to “find” herself, Courtney believes she is better off married to the Green Mile star. Without him, the Stodden’s Paranormal Investigations founder has struggled to stay happy. Last month, Court opened up exclusively to In Touch about her battle with depression.
“I feel alone and super vulnerable in my struggles. The bottom line is I don’t want to feel alone," she said. "Lots of people deal with depression and experience a feeling of loneliness. I’m slowly starting to realize this fact.”
While she is no longer able to rely on Doug for support, Courtney — who is currently on medication for her mental health disorder — has turned to music and her adorable pack of pooches to keep her spirits up. During her chat with In Touch, the model offered advice to others who might be going through something similar.
“I encourage anyone who deals with any sense of sadness, anxiety and/or loneliness to seek help outside of friends or family,” she said. “And know that it’s OK to feel these things and get the support you need to find your own happiness.”