"She sent me an email, and she said it was almost as if we had done something on purpose to hurt the family and put them in the spotlight and embarrass them and make their lives difficult … because obviously the press is hounding my mom now," Doug said.
"[Courtney] held me in her arms, and I cried a little bit. And we looked at each other afterwards, and we said we knew that this was gonna happen…. And it brought us closer together," Doug said.
Whatever people may think of this teenage girl and this middle-aged man, they've started down a path in the spotlight that few people walk -- a path that is sure to have many, many more bumps along the way.
For now, the only bumps Courtney wants to consider is the baby kind -- she said she wants children at some point. They are considering the possibility of a reality show. And Doug is writing a children's book series based on his Chihuahua, Everette.