Courtney Stodden is engaged to their boyfriend Chris Sheng. Stodden, now 26 and who came out as non-binary last month, took to Instagram on Sunday (May 30, 2021) to show off a picture of a massive engagement ring and to announce to their more than 309K followers that they officially said “yes.”
“I said yes …OH and the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful #engaged #stopasianhate #diamondsareagirlsbestfriend,” the star captioned the post.
“It really was such a sweet moment,” Stodden said. “He reminded me that I’m not alone and said, ‘I’m never going anywhere. I’ll always be here for you.'”
In January of 2020, Stodden finalized a divorce from Green Mile actor Doug Hutchinson three years after they’d called it quits.
The duo made headlines when they first got together thanks to the large age difference between them. Hutchinson is currently 61-years-old, at the time, he was 51 when he married Stodden at 16.
Sheng, a 41-year-old entrepreneur who founded and works as a consultant for several startups, and Stodden have been together for more than three years. On Sunday, he posted a couple of photos of the star wearing the ring and a shot of a candlelit dinner table on Instagram.
“So this happened! Not how I planned but the moment was right,” he said. “On Friday, May 28 I proposed to the love of my life and they said Yes.”
“I feel so blessed and fortunate. We have both grown so much since we first met, and the fact that we have both been able to grow into better, stronger, more secure individuals while still being in a relationship together makes me have faith that this partnership will last a lifetime. For the first time we’re both experiencing unconditional love. The truest kind of love. The kind where we may not always like each other but will ALWAYS love each other. I promise to always be your rock, support, and shoulder to lean on – no matter what. I got you. Ily.”
Stodden told E! News that they “never pictured myself getting married again.”
“But I knew in that moment that it was right and that he truly loves me,” they said. “He’s stayed by my side through some of the hardest times in my life. I said ‘yes’ and hugged him tight. And then I said, ‘Let’s see the ring!!!’ My head was spinning!”
Stodden said the engagement ring reminds them of Daisy Buchanan’s from The Great Gatsby, one of their favorite movies.
“It was blinding!” they said. “I was so excited and overwhelmed, I took the ring out of the box myself and ran around the corner with it, like a child.”
“I know this time around I want a huge princess wedding,” Stodden said. “Something that makes me feel like it’s all been worth it. This time I don’t need parental consent. This time is real. I’m one hundred percent showing up as an adult and making my own choices. But the wedding – that’ll take some time (and a lot of help) to coordinate. I’m just so overwhelmed! And can’t believe it’s all happening so fast.”
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