Prepare to shudder, people. A 51-year-old character actor who appeared in "The Green Mile" and had recurring roles on "Lost" (as Horace Goodspeed), "24" and "The X-Files" has gotten hitched to a 16-year-old.

Yep, 16.

E! News reports Doug Hutchison married "aspiring country singer" and "former beauty pageant queen" Courtney Alexis Stodden on May 20 in Las Vegas (minors can marry in Sin City with the permission of a parent or legal guardian).

"We're aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial," the newlyweds said in a statement. "But we're very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless."

Once you've double-checked the age-of-consent laws, natch.

In a message on his website, Hutchison, who played cruel prison guard Percy Wetmore in "Green Mile" and contortionist-mutant Tooms on "The X-Files," gushes that he and his teenage bride "live together happily ensconced in their Hollywood Hills home with their lil' pups, Everette and Tuna!"

According to the actor, "2010 was one of the most challenging years of my life," but then "God sent me my sign in the form of an Angel. Literally. She swooped down and immediately captured my heart! I've never felt such intense and pure love from [and for] any other woman in my entire life."

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