An abject lesson in betatude
The actor, 57, says he was left 'flabbergasted' by the message, and was even more stunned when he texted Courtney, 23, and was told she was moving into entrepreneur Chris Sheng's $10,000-a-month Hollywood mansion.
Breaking his silence and giving his first interview since their split early last year, Hutchison exclusively told DailyMailTV that the two haven't seen each other since September and haven't spoke on the phone since early December.
The estranged couple famously caused controversy when they married in 2011 because of the glaring age gap. Courtney was just 16 years old and Doug, 50, And the two have had a tumultuous relationship ever since.
But a few weeks ago, Courtney made a desperate public plea to Hutchison on Instagram, begging for him to take her back, even though she is dating Sheng, 37.
Hutchison said he wanted to give it one last shot: 'I still begged her to come to Michigan and work on our marriage, and she wouldn't. And that spoke volumes to me.'
Hutchison wept as he admitted: 'I have been left so confused and hurt. I am actually distraught by this. I cannot understand why Courtney posted that message on social media.
'Then she changed her mind again. Ultimately I want her to be happy first and foremost. I love her with all my heart, we are soulmates and I will always love her.'
He said the two are currently filing paperwork to finalize their divorce on their six-year marriage, as he admits: 'I don’t think even Superman could be married to that woman.'
Hutchison and Courtney split at the beginning of last year after she told him she 'wanted to be independent and see other men.' But the couple continued to live in the same apartment in Hollywood and were on good terms.