Courtney Stodden is engaged to their boyfriend of four years, Chris Sheng

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I was a little bit surprised by Courtney Stodden’s recent Daily Beast interview. Stodden – who is non-binary – spoke about Chrissy Teigen, their marriage to Doug Hutchinson and lots of other things, and Stodden came across very well. They had a steep learning curve and they had to figure sh-t out in a hurry. What I didn’t know, and what Courtney didn’t mention in the Daily Beast interview, was that they had been in a relationship for four years. Courtney has been seeing a man named Chris Sheng for four years, meaning Stodden and Sheng were dating while Stodden was still married (technically) to Doug. And now more than a year after Stodden’s divorce was finalized, they’re engaged. Sheng surprised Stodden with a giant diamond ring. Sheng wrote in his Instagram:

So this happened! Not how I planned but the moment was right. On Friday, May 28 I proposed to the love of my life and they said Yes. I feel so blessed and fortunate. We have both grown so much since we first met, and the fact that we have both been able to grow into better, stronger, more secure individuals while still being in a relationship together makes me have faith that this partnership will last a lifetime. For the first time we’re both experiencing unconditional love. The truest kind of love. The kind where we may not always like each other but will ALWAYS love and respect each other. I promise to always be your rock, support, and shoulder to lean on – no matter what. I got you. Ily.

[From Sheng’s IG]

When Courtney posted about the engagement on their social media, they wrote: “I said yes …OH and the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful,” adding the hashtags: #engaged #stopasianhate #diamondsareagirlsbestfriend.

Are you surprised? I’m a little bit surprised. From the way Stodden spoke about how long it’s taken them to get over the damage of their first marriage, I assumed Stodden would remain unmarried for a while. Like, Stodden sounded gun-shy and perhaps distrustful of putting themselves in a legal, binding marriage again. But that was before I knew Stodden had been seeing a dude for four years! Anyway, congrats to them. And yes, that ring is huge. It looks more like a cocktail ring to me, but whatever. I’m sure Courtney loves it.

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Photos courtesy of Courtney and Chris’s Instagrams.

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  1. nicegirl says:

    Wishing them all the best.

  2. BrainFog says:

    Good for them. They deserve all the happiness, especially after the sh.tshow they were put through. Rooting for them.

  3. Digital Unicorn says:

    Congrats to them. Nice ring.

  4. truthSF says:

    The longer and farther they’re free from that raging pedo, the happier I am for them. I’m sure this guy was a big part of their healing process, and I wish the both of them a wonderful future together!!! ❤

  5. Cecilia says:

    Nope, you’re not the only one thats surprised but i wish them all the best

  6. Mina_Esq says:

    I’m genuinely happy for them. Mazel tov!

  7. Jayna says:

    I thought she had a fling with Brian Austin Green last year;

    • Sigmund says:

      One of the articles I read (can’t remember which one, sorry) about the engagement described their relationship with Sheng as on-again, off-again. So it’s not impossible that Stodden had a fling with someone else in there.

  8. Velvet Elvis says:

    Call me out of touch but I have no idea who this person is or why she’s famous.

    • Krystina says:

      They’re non binary, so their pronouns are They.

    • Ashley says:

      It’s called Google.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Courtney Stodden was trafficked out by their horrible mother to an older has been actor named Doug Hutchison. They were misused, mistreated, and mocked by the likes of Chrissy Teigen for basically being a victim. After many years, they escaped that life, divorced that ass, and has been healing. Congrats on their happiness.

  9. Liz version 700 says:

    I know nothing about the guy except that he seems much closer to her age than her creeper ex. But they look happy and I hope they remain so

  10. Seraphina says:

    I wish her and him all the best. Not sure how an engagement ring can gag you if you think it’s beautiful. First time I have heard that expressed that way. I must be getting OLD.

  11. Nikomikaelx says:

    So many people here in the comments disregarding Courtneys preferred pronouns. they/them

    • Jen says:

      Thank you! It’s not that hard, and Kaiser already stressed that Courtney is non-binary in the first two sentences.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      When you’re typing fast it’s tough to not subconsciously slip back to the generic pronouns. I don’t think it’s anyone’s intention to disrespect them like that. It just takes time.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Yeah, I did that when talking about their earlier years. I caught it, though.

        For the record, though, not all non-binary people use “they/them,” though many do.

    • Elizabeth says:

      They/them are Courtney’s pronouns. Once you know, please use they/them/their.

      • Seraphina says:

        Please also understand for me, who is older, I sometimes will slip without thinking. With over 40 years of being taught pronouns in several languages, old habits do die hard and many of try to be respectful of others. To err is human……………

    • BK says:

      I mean Courtney claims to be non binary but literally wrote #diamondsareagirlsbestfriend in the post. So it’s kind of hard to get on people for being confused….

  12. minx says:

    Congrats to Courtney.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Yes! They’ve come a very long way, but I don’t think anyone fully heals from a horribly abusive relationship like they had.

      I hope this guy is good for Them. Courtney does seem to be in a much better place.

  13. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    They look so young and fresh faced without makeup!!!! So good!
    I wish them all the happiness in the world!

  14. Gemgirlaaa says:

    Huh. Well. So good luck Courtney with Chris. coughs.

  15. Case says:

    Courtney’s fiancé sounds very nice in that post. Congrats to them!

  16. Charfromdarock says:

    I hope they have found peace and healing.

  17. DiegoInSF says:

    Omg their bra has Kamala on it and the bottom says I’m speaking, hahaha! Congrats, Courtney! I have a soft spot for them, they’ve been put through so much.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Okay yes, that ring is gigantic, but I would like it too! Although I prefer different cuts, like Portuguese.

  19. Jaded says:

    They’ve been through a lot of horrible experiences – basically trafficked to an old lech by their own parents. They deserve much happiness.

  20. bettyrose says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t see any other option for them. Who else is Stodden but a spouse? What other skills can they offer the world? I wish them nothing but the best in life after being groomed and sex trafficked, but I will be surprised honestly if Stodden uses their fame to help lift up other child spouses or non binary youth. (But if they end up being a true advocate, then I will eat my words and apologize right here for being a doubter).

    Also, is that a VP Harris bikini? It says “I”m speaking” on the ass and I think the bra cups have a picture of our Vice President.

    • Maria says:

      Wow. This is a little harsh. Just because they were groomed and reviled publicly does not mean being a spouse is all they are good for. Furthermore it’s not any of our business what they “offer the world”, just like it’s not my business to know what you offer the world or for you to know what I offer the world. It’s enough they are speaking their truth and healing. If they want to become an activist later that is their choice. They are still very young.

    • bettyrose says:

      Yeah, it is harsh. I’m not a psychiatrist and certainly not Stodden’s psychiatrist, so you’re right it’s not mine to say, but they’ve chosen to continue courting the male gaze as their exclusive means of earning a living, so if we’re going to treat Stodden as an autonomous adult capable of rational decisions, I think it’s fair to have an opinion on those decisions. But yes they are still very young and may at some point become a good advocate for other youth.

      • Maria says:

        Are you their accountant? Their finances aren’t your business, you don’t know if it is their exclusive way to earn a living, and unfortunately in a patriarchy dominated world we all of us play into the male gaze in some way or another daily, so holding the person who was literally trafficked because of it as a teen responsible for that makes no sense. Besides, them playing into the male gaze would be being hypersexual while trashing women’s movements or the Me Too initiative, not just wearing skimpy clothing. Stodden hasn’t done any of that. On the contrary, they’ve spoken out about their queer identity and condemned the misogyny that led to their grooming.

    • Malificent says:

      They have the opportunity to get more education and skills that they didn’t have an opportunity to learn before. Maybe they already are. It sounds like they have found a supportive partner after an abusive, terrible (lack of) childhood. Why begrudge them that?

    • bettyrose says:

      You’re both right. None of us know. Stodden may get more education and/or become an advocate for the rights of others, and even if not it’s perfectly fine to just be a private citizen. Yes, their public image still makes me uncomfortable, but that’s on me and it’s mine to work through.

  21. iconoclast59 says:

    Is that a reverse image, or is the ring on their right hand? Are they of Russian descent? (Russians and some other nationalities/ethnicities wear engagement/wedding rings on the right hand.)

    • Joanna says:

      I was just about to ask why the ring is on the right hand! Great minds think alike lol

  22. Amando says:

    Beautiful ring! I wish them all the best!

  23. Watson says:

    Nice ring! I wish them peace, but to be honest, this guy looks…sort of like a giant sleaze bag. I hope im wrong.