Teen bride of 'Lost' actor really is 16

June 30, 2011 at 9:59 AM ET

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When it was announced that "Lost" actor Doug Hutchison, 51, married Courtney Stodden, 16, the only thing more difficult to believe than the union itself was the idea that Stodden was only 16 years old.

After all, the aspiring singer-songwriter has a website that's filled with photos and videos that display an appearance and poise that definitely belies her young age.

E! has gotten to the bottom of the "how can she be a teenager?" conundrum, and unearthed Stodden's birth certificate. The verdict? Stodden is in fact just 16 years old. Her date of birth is listed as Aug. 29, 1994, so she's just two months shy of her 17th birthday.