The controversial couple are back together, Stodden's mother tells PEOPLE

By Melody Chiu
Updated August 12, 2014 07:05 PM
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Late last year, Courtney Stodden was all about the single life.

But just nine months after filing for legal separation from former Lost star Doug Hutchison, 54, it seems the Big Brother star, 19, is ready to settle back into married life.

“She got a taste of being single when she went to the Big Brother house in the U.K.,” her mom and manager Krista Keller tells PEOPLE. “She did date, but she found out that she really, really loves Doug and he’s the one she wants to spend the rest of her life with.”

The controversial couple shocked the nation when at 16-years-old, Stodden wed Hutchison, who is 35 years her senior.

They separated after just two-and-a-half years of marriage.

“She jumped into a marriage, but she’s come full circle and decided she made the right choice the first time,” says Keller. “She realized what a wonderful man she really had.”

The two are now planning to renew their vows later this year.

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