Courtney Stodden made a huge announcement regarding their personal life and identity this week.

Scroll on to hear what they had to say...

Now, Courtney is seldom out of the headlines these days.

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Courtney is best known for their modeling model career, for being a social media personality, and for their appearance on the U.K. reality TV show, Celebrity Big Brother, in 2013.

The twenty-six-year-old has lived a whirlwind life in the public eye so far...


But it was their bizarre relationship with fifty-nine-year-old Doug Hutchinson that plunged them even further into the limelight.

Courtney was only sixteen when they became involved with the fifty-year-old actor...

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And despite the pair eventually marrying (and then splitting up), it caused a lot of controversy and issues for the actor's career, with him being labeled as a "pedophile" and a "predator."

Courtney has since spoken about the controversial relationship...


And, in a lengthy Instagram post, admitted that they were groomed.

"I've been scared to even speak up about feeling groomed or being verbally abused during the almost 10-year marriage because I was a child and he was 50 when we married but I'm a woman now and it's time for me to put my big girl pants on and speak on this matter."

Addressing Hutchingson directly, they wrote:

"I'll always love you; yet I'll always be angry. You've left me โ€” a child-woman, feeling belittled and confused. These things I shall overcome. I wish you well. But please don't ever do this to another minor again."

But, despite their trauma...


Courtney has emerged on the other end a much stronger person.

And this week, the star made an announcement that nobody was expecting.

Taking to Instagram late Tuesday evening, Courtney announced that they now identify as non-binary, and gave a heartbreaking insight into their struggles with identity and bullying.

Since their announcement, messages of support have been flooding in from fans...

Courtney began by simply stating:

"They/them/theirs. I don't Identify as she or her."

Their post continued:

"I've never felt like I ever fit in anywhere. I was bullied horribly in school because I was different. The other girls never understood me."

They went on to explain that they had to be taken out of school as a result of the relentless bullying...

But still, they never felt like they truly fit in.

They even made a reference to their highly-publicized relationship with Hutchinson.

"I never really connected with anyone my age."

"My spirit is fluid with a kaleidoscope of color."

You can read their full post above.