Dog the Bounty Hunter Pays Tribute to Late Wife Beth Chapman on Her Birthday

Dog the Bounty Hunter is honoring his late wife Beth Chapman again on a very special day.

By Corinne Heller Oct 29, 2020 6:06 PMTags
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Dog the Bounty Hunter is honoring his late wife Beth Chapman on a very special day.

The 67-year-old, whose real name is Duane Lee Chapman, paid tribute to Beth on Instagram on Thursday, Oct. 29, which would have been her 53rd birthday.

"You are celebrating this day with Jesus and all his angels that's the only thing that gets us through without you," Dog wrote, alongside a publicity photo of Beth. "Happy birthday Beth we miss you & love you."

Jamie Chapman, wife of Dog's son Leland Chapman, also paid homage to his late stepmother by writing, "Happy Birthday Beth...We love you and miss you tremendously."

Beth, Dog's fifth wife, died in June 2019 at age 51 after a long cancer battle. The two were married for 13 years and had been in a relationship for more than twice that long. The Chapmans starred together on the hit reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter in the early 2000s as well as Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and Dog's Most Wanted.

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Dog had also paid tribute to Beth last year on Instagram and honored her this past June on the first anniversary of her death.

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Dog has since found love again; This past May, he announced his engagement to girlfriend Francie Frane, 52.

Like Dog, Francie is also widowed.

"She recently lost her husband to cancer six months before I lost Beth Chapman so we hopped on the phone, started talking to each other, crying and consoling each other and then one thing led to another and it's just incredible that I've been able to meet someone like her," Dog said on TMZ Live in May. "With Francie, I'm allowed to speak about Beth, we speak about her husband. We cry. We hold each other."

"As far as my gene pool, I think she would approve," he added, talking about Beth. "I didn't have ranchers in my gene pool. I don't know if Beth even knows. She's kicking around with the angels. She's all happy. I don't know if she knows."