Sitting down in his Colorado home for an interview unlike anything you’ve seen before, the grieving widower of TV’s most-famous bounty hunting couple opened up about how his late wife tried to prepare him for her death.
You all know how she is about HER NAILS !! pic.twitter.com/w8iWMYrWZd
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 25, 2019
Beth Chapman, the wife and fellow reality television star with her bounty hunting husband Duane “Dog” Chapman, passed away from complications associated with throat cancer on June 26th, 2019.
It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019
Dog sat down with Entertainment Tonight for a rare interview about some of the final years he had with Beth – and how she kept trying to make his world without her as easy as possible.
“For two to three years, she knew this might happen. So she would say, ‘Who is going to sit next to you?’ And I said, ‘No one,'” Dog remembered with tears rolling down his cheeks. “‘Big Daddy, you better not let another girl take my place.’ I said, ‘I won’t.'”
The two were inseparable during her fight against cancer – a truly united front as they always had been. Of course, there were ups and downs, and they each knew there would be a time he would go on without her – nothing could have really prepared him for it.
“The last few moments she said, ‘Come in here right now, in the bathroom,'” Dog explained further. “I went in and she said, ‘Look at me.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, you’re freaking beautiful baby.’ [And she said,] ‘Look at me, Duane Chapman.’ And I did, I always saw Beth and she said, ‘Please, let me go.'”
“And I didn’t even make a decision, I almost said, ‘I can’t,'” he continued. “Before I could say, ‘Alright,’ she couldn’t breathe and I called the ambulance… But every day she talked as if she was not there. ‘Here’s what to do with this, here’s what to do with that. Don’t keep running your mouth. When they ask you a specific question, just answer that.'”
While some of the things she did for him in the years and months leading up to her tragic passing may help him in this devastating time, nothing can truly prepare you for the loss of someone so close to your heart. This is a sentiment he shares, too.
“So, prepared? No, you’re never, ever prepared. You can’t prepare,” he expressed. “There is no way. I did not know that this was going to happen that day.”
Watch Dog’s emotional interview with ET below. We are praying for him.