If he could go back in time, actor Doug Hutchison, 51, would change one thing about his whirlwind relationship with his 16-year-old bride, Courtney Alexis Stodden: saving his virginity for his new wife.
“I’ve got to say, if there’s only one caveat to the ocean between our [ages],” he said told E! News in an interview to air tonight, “I wished I was a virgin when we met.”
“It’s fine that he wasn’t!” Courtney snapped back. “He’s a tiger!”
“You’re so bad,” Doug said, as he avoided an on-camera kiss with Courtney and nervously stroked his dog, who was in his lap the whole time, as Courtney displayed a slew of sexy poses and faces.
But the newlyweds are making no excuses for their relationship, especially when it comes to the 35-year age gap.
“Our communication was very innocent and open; there was nothing inappropriate about it whatsoever,” Doug explained of the first time they met. “There were no sexual innuendos. There was nothing until we began to fall for each other. We started using the ‘L’ word and confessing to one another we were having feelings for each other.”
The Lost actor also explained that he and his teenage blonde were advised to keep their relationship under wraps until they were married, in an effort not to hurt their careers.
“I believe there’s one rule in Hollywood, and that’s that there are no rules,” Doug said. “That also can apply to love, and there are no rules, so… Was I afraid [of going public]? No.”
And Doug also defends Courtney’s mature look for 16, as speculation exists that she has had plastic surgery.
“God was her only plastic surgeon,” he said, washing away rumors that his wife has had a lot of work done.
“I was born this way out of the womb,” Courtney gushed.
Watch a clip of the interview, via E!, below.