Courtney Stodden’s Estranged Mother Reacts to Her Daughter’s Pregnancy
“I pray for her everyday.”
Courtney Stodden, 21, confirmed earlier this week that she is expecting her first child with husband Doug Hutchison, 55, after the news of her pregnancy was leaked – and it has caused an even greater rift between Courtney and her estranged mother, Krista Keller.
Speaking with FOX411 on Tuesday, Keller said, “If it wasn’t for media I would not get to know the news about my daughter’s pregnancy. This will make grandchild number five. If she is happy, I am happy for her.
The former manager added, “It would be nice to experience this with her but as it still stands her and I are still not speaking. I did not even hear from her on Mother’s Day. I was blessed to be able to celebrate it with my other two girls. Courtney is still missing from our family. I pray for her everyday.”
Stodden fired back when contacted by FOX411, saying, “My mother continues to play her ‘victim’ games to manipulate the media and ride on the coat tails of my celebrity in a pathetic attempt to remain in the limelight. Now she’s using my pregnancy in the same manner.”
Courtney said, “The truth is, that my mother recently went to press to claim that I apparently have ‘the devil’s hands all over me’ and that a ‘Christian counselor’ informed her to stay away from me for at least 6 to 8 years. The reason I didn’t reach out to my mother on Mother’s Day is because she is not being a good mother to me.”
The mom-to-be added, “I will never do that to my child. It deeply saddens me that I can’t share with my mother the news of my pregnancy, but our fractured relationship eclipses any hope that she’ll ever change and start being the mother I truly deserve.”
Courtney and Krista recently appeared on the Lifetime reality show Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition to try and work things out.