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‘The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition’ Recap: Courtney Stodden Admits to Cheating on Husband Doug Hutchison

There are some things that moms and their daughters probably shouldn’t do together! Allegations began to fly on The Mother Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition’s Friday, March 28, episode, as Courtney Stodden and mom Krista Keller exchanged heated words in the twin bed–filled mansion.

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The Therapist Has Had Enough of Courtney and Krista

The episode started off with a bizarre group therapy session where Krista gave a weird, dazed recap of why she and her daughter’s working relationship ended. When nothing she said was making any sense, the rest of the cast chimed in.

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Natalie Nunn said, “I feel like Krista is not really here. What planet do you live on?” And Shar Jackson added, “We’re on our way to the penthouse — Krista’s still on the first floor.” Even therapist Dr. Debbie couldn’t make heads or tails of this damaged duo, saying, “You guys talk so much and say absolutely nothing.”

Sorry, Mom! Heidi Montag Likes Spencer More

When it came time for Heidi Montag and her mom, Darlene Egelhoff, to hash it out in group therapy, Darlene admitted to wanting to repair her relationship with her son-in-law, Spencer Pratt.

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Heidi eventually agreed to talk to Spencer about it but said in a confessional, “If I was in a position to choose, I would absolutely choose Spencer over my mom.” Talk about a vintage Heidi move!

Krista Tries Her Best to Rationalize Her Extremely Questionable Parenting Choice

Shar, along with the rest of the world (we assume), was dying to get to the bottom of the whole train wreck that is Courtney, 21, and Krista’s relationship. Shar asked Krista, “How was it to have your 16-year-old daughter marry a grown man?” referring to Krista approving of Courtney’s 2011 marriage to Doug Hutchison, now 55. 

Krista replied, “It just felt like he was the right person for her.” Uh, OK. Krista, an adult woman and mother, said, “To me, if she was with an older guy, he would be more responsible.” Nothing screams responsibility more than a 50-year-old wanting to be with underage girls! Right? Right?! And if that wasn’t mind-boggling enough, Krista dropped this bomb: “He did ask me out first.… I said, ‘You’re a cute little guy, but I am married.’” So logically, the next step would be to set him up with her child.

Krista Admits Telling Doug ‘I Love You’ 

Krista then went on to admit that Doug came over to her place and cried on her shoulder during his tough moments with Courtney. “He’d reach over and hold my hand. He goes, ‘I really love you,’ and I said, ‘I love you too,’” Krista said.

Shar was not having it with Krista and pointed out, “As her mom, that was not your place to do that.”

Did Courtney Hook Up With Other Guys While Married to Doug? ‘Of Course!’ 

After a brief therapy exercise involving everyone putting together knockoff Ikea furniture, it was time to get back into the juicy stuff. Heidi and Natalie sat down with the 21-year-old vixen, who confessed that she was “half a virgin” when she met her husband, Doug. 

Courtney Stodden and her mom, Krista
Courtney Stodden and her mom, Krista

“That’s why we separated when I was 19. Because I was too young at the time. I was going out — I was partying …” Natalie chimed in, “Hooking up with other men?” To which Courtney replied without hesitation, “Of course!” Courtney then went on to detail how her mom would try to romantically hold Doug’s hand when Courtney was watching in the other room. Courtney said about her mom’s feelings for Doug, “She’d say ‘My garden isn’t being watered by my husband, and I just love you.’ And it was f‑‑king heartbreaking.” Yeesh.

Most people would probably agree with Heidi, who said to the camera, “Courtney’s nice, and Krista’s nice, but this situation is hard to swallow.”

Doug Wanted to Do What With His Wife and Mother-in-Law?!

Everything exploded when it came time for Krista and Courtney to meet face to face for their interview. After threatening to remove herself from the show, Krista yelled to her daughter, “Why don’t you ask your husband what his fantasy was about you and me!” In a clip of what we’ll see next week, she described the alleged incest fantasy as, “Me and Courtney in bed with him and have me teach Courtney how to please him.” God bless America: a country where this real-life insanity gets its own TV show! (As it should.)

Tell Us: Should Courtney cut her ties from Doug and her mom to start her own life independent from all this Jerry Springer–esque foolishness? Or can she and her mom work things out?

The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition airs on Lifetime on Fridays at 11 p.m. ET. 

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