Courtney Stodden took to the high seas for a fun-filled day of sun, but she also took a moment to reflect on a deeply personal part of her life involving a memory from her childhood. Stodden shared photos and videos on Thursday when she found herself sailing aboard a yacht.
The 25-year-old model threw on a metallic bikini and showed herself soaking up the sun while staring off into the deep blue water. It was a beautiful day in Southern California and Stodden was taking full advantage.
Showing herself arching back and taking in the day, Stodden enjoyed a cocktail while sitting on the bow of her vessel. She also took a moment to discuss how her love of the ocean came from her now-estranged father.
“fun fact: when I was little and super close with my daddy, he’d take me out on his boat and we’d get to the lake where we’d go super ? fast!!! I’ll always hold my father in my heart but never do i feel closer to him than when I’m on the water. It’s weird feeling like your father is dead but he’s actually alive. Sucks! For now, I’ll love him from the ocean,” Stodden captioned her bikini photo.
Stodden has been very public about her daddy issues, which have been ongoing for years. Last year she took to Instagram to reveal something hurtful her father had said.
“My Father told me to never contact him again and that he does not have a daughter,” she wrote in April 2019.
Stodden said the relationship had been damaged for more than a decade, but the latest revelation was especially upsetting.
She also revealed that after leaving home at 16-years-old, her dad “threw away all my childhood memories,” including videotapes and other keepsakes.
“The thing is, if my father doesn’t want to be a FATHER then I need to finally accept that,” Stodden shared. She says that she will always love her birth father, regardless of his feelings.