Time sure flies!
It seems like only yesterday that 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison married a then-little known aspiring star named Courtney Alexis Stodden when she was merely 16 years of age. And while their union on May 20, 2011, certainly turned some heads, the controversial couple is still going strong.
What's more, today officially marks the day that Courtney goes from being a girl to a full-fledged woman. That's right, the teen bride is now 18!
To commemorate the occasion, E! News exclusively caught up with the duo to chat about their marriage, what the future holds and, of course, Courtney's big move into adulthood.
"It's been an adventurous ride so far, that's for sure," Courtney tells us regarding the past year and half with Doug. "It has been the most beautiful time of my life and there's more to come."
Doug certainly seems to share that sentiment and notes that "one of the many reasons why I love and admire my wife is that she didn't ask for bling on her landmark 18th birthday. She didn't ask for expensive clothes or shoes, a flashy party, an extravagant vacation, a luxurious car or to be taken out on the town."
So just what did Doug give his teen bride?
"I received the most precious birthday gift from my hubby," Courtney says. "A little boy Italian Greyhound named Dourtney."
And when it comes to celebrating turning the big 1-8, Courtney plans on simply spending the day "with my loved ones, my new beautiful puppy and my incredible man."
As for what we can expect between now and when she hits that other big milestone—21—Courtney remains coy.
"There are quite a few secrets that we cannot tell you right now, but expect to see a lot!"