Courtney Stodden Talks About Her Divorce, Character, Name & More!
“I became famous at a really young age and I think in order to handle that, I became this character, like a Halloween costume if you will, every day,” she explained. “I think with the divorce happening, I went through some major soul searching and realized that if I continue down that route I don’t think I’m going to make it to 27, to be deep and honest.”
“I felt like I had to change my birth name, which is really weird,” she continued. “But [I had] to shed that entire image and actually do what my passion is and what I’ve been doing my entire career since I was a little girl, which is singing.”
So, why Ember? “I was getting kind of drunk around a fire and I was like, ‘What are those called?'” Her friend said, “Those are embers” and it clicked. “I said, ‘Oh my god, I’m Ember, I’m a dying fire.'”
The singer is happy with her transformation, saying it actually feels a lot more “natural” to her than how she was living before. “It felt like, it was almost like the Marilyn Monroe story, how that wasn’t her behind closed doors and felt she had to be this to continue her career and I think that ultimately led to potentially her demise and I didn’t want that to happen,” she explained.
Courtney also gave an exclusive interview to PerezHilton in which she told more about her divorce and depression!