In a statement released after they exchanged vows, the couple said, "We're aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial. But we're very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless."
Hutchison has been bearing the brunt of the harsh criticizm about the union, but the star insists he has no regrets.
In an interview with Good Morning America, he says, "It's OK. I've been called worse than a paedophile in my life."
And the couple has received the full support of Stodden's parents Krista and Alex - because their daughter's always been more mature than their age.
Hutchison adds, "I always joke with Courtney that one of the reasons we worked is 'cause she's 16 going on 36, and I'm 51 going on 21."
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