Doug Anthony Hutchison Marries 16-Year-Old Country Singer

Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden

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updated 06/21/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 06/21/2011 AT 10:50 AM ET

They say age ain’t nothin’ but a number, and Lost actor Doug Anthony Hutchison clearly takes that credo to heart.

The 51-year-old actor – who most recently played DHARMA leader Horace Godspeed on Lost, has revealed that he married 16-year-old aspiring country singer Courtney Alexis Stodden in Las Vegas in May.

Hutchison, who was also praised for his role as a prison guard in The Green Mile, posted his happy announcement on his personal website.

“Doug Anthony Hutchison and Courtney Alexis Stodden became husband and wife on Friday May 20th, 2011, at 12 pm in The Little Chapel of Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada,” he wrote.

“Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison live together happily ensconced in their Hollywood Hills home with their lil’ pups, Everette and Tuna.”

He also shared with E! Online his feelings about the 35-year age difference between himself and his new bride.

“We’re aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial,” he said. ‘But we’re very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless.”

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