Ten months after losing his wife, glamorous blonde legend Beth Chapman, to cancer, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman is engaged! And, surprise! It’s NOT to Moon Angell, Beth’s best friend whom Dog proposed to on Dr. Oz in January. Nope, his new fiancée is Francie Frane (not as cool a name as “Moon Angell”, but it still slaps), a 51-year-old rancher from Colorado who Dog has been with for a few months. Like 67-year-old Dog, she recently lost her spouse to cancer.
A few months ago, Dog fell out with his family over dating Moon Angell. Apparently, 51-year-old Beth actually said “don’t let her near my husband” before she died (I hope these were her last words and Moon was in the room). But luckily, the Chapman clan has reunited and they all support Dog and Francie’s love.
via The Sun:
Dog’s daughter Lyssa Chapman and close family friend Rainy Robinson told The Sun the reality star is head over heels for Francie – and say they couldn’t be happier for the new couple.
The couple have been dating for a few months and met after Dog called Francie’s husband Bob to do some yard work at his house in Colorado.
Sadly Francie had to break the news to Dog, 67, that Bob had died several months before Beth – Dog’s wife who passed away from cancer last June.
The pair began talking on the phone and became close – and are helping each other deal with the grief of losing their spouses, Lyssa said.
She added: “They are both so happy together and they are good for each other.
Lyssa went on to say:
“Beth would approve – I honestly believe that Beth sent Francie for my dad – I feel like Beth and Bob are up there watching down over them.”
And maybe Beth and Bob are also fucking in heaven? The Shania Twain Wife Swap special, but with angels?
After that Dr. Oz mess in February, Dog admitted he faked the proposal to Moon Angell because he was feeling “very lonesome”. But it looks like he finally got his wife-wish! Francie moved into his place in Colorado, where they’ve been quarantining together. He asked her to marry him in a “romantic candlelit proposal”, which Francie recounted to The Sun:
“…he said, ‘I know that God brought you into my life and I don’t want to spend one moment of it without you’.”
Tearing up as she recalled the special moment, Francie added: “And he got down on one knee and he opened the ring box and he said, ‘Will you marry me and spend the rest of our lives together?’
“Who can say no to that? It was wonderful.”
The couple are planning to wait until after lockdown to get married – and want all their family – including Dog’s 12 children, Francie’s two sons and their grandchildren to all share in their day.
This will be Dog’s SIXTH marriage (he married Beth in 2006). I always thought your sixth wedding should be a modest affair, but Dog says he would “love to have the biggest wedding there’s ever been”, once the coronavirus lockdown is over. He’s even trying to talk Francie into letting his fans, “the Dog Pound”, come too. Honestly, if she’s the type to get engaged to Dog the Bounty Hunter after a few months, I think she’ll be cool with it.
Dog knows some people are probably judging him for moving on so quickly, but he says, “you know there’s always going to be haters, and I probably arrested half of them”, which is, coincidentally, also the tagline of his new book, On The Hunt For Love After Beth (a joke for now, but wait a few months…).