In 2011, actor Doug Hutchinson married Courtney Stodden. Stodden was 16 and had to have her mother sign a consent form. Hutchinson was 51. The pair's vast age difference caused a lot of uproar. But severe age differences, among other creepy quirks, are surprisingly common with famous people. Here are 5 creepy famous marriages.
1. Edgar Allan Poe
Does it surprise anybody that Poe had a creepy marriage? 27-year-old Poe fell in love with his 13-year-old first cousin, who he first met at 7, and married her. Unfortunately, the young bride died at 24, perhaps inspiring some of Poe's darkest and greatest works. Now, I know marriages like this were considered more common in the olden days, and some biographers argue that they may never have consummated their marriage. But I still think it's creepy.2. Jerry Lee Lewis
Like Poe, musician Lewis also married a cousin once removed, Myra Gale Brown. But Poe did it in 1835, and Lewis in 1957. Oh, and Brown was 13 at the time, while Lewis was 22. The marriage was kept secret until discovered by a British reporter, and caused a huge scandal that severely damaged Lewis' career. 3. Woody Allen
Ah, Hollywood's most infamous creepy marriage. Allen was in a long-term relationship with Mia Farrow. So Allen served as a father figure to Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. When Soon-Yi was 21, her relationship with 56-year-old Allen turned romantic, and the two are now married. Seriously, Freud would have a field day. (Also, can we talk bout how badly I feel for Farrow? Poor woman.)4. Celine Dion
Pop star meets manager. Pop star falls in love with and marries manager. Totally normal, right? Except Dion and Angelli met when Dion was 12. Their relationship did begin when Dion was 19. But still, falling in love with someone you knew when she was 12 and you were 38 is pretty creepy.5. Hulk Hogan
In 2010, Hulk Hogan married Jennifer McDaniel, who at 35 was a bit young for the 56-year-old wrestler but not creepily so. Sure, this is a bigger age difference than Poe and Lewis, but McDaniel wasn't a teen. Then the world realized the weird resemblance between McDaniel and Hulk's daughter Brooke and the creepiness factor was way upped.Do you find these marriages creepy or not? Are there other, creepier famous marriages not mentioned?
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