America’s most famous bounty hunter and world-renowned reality television star, Duane “Dog” Chapman, has opened up about his views on dating, sex, and future relationships after the tragic passing of his wife, Beth, in June of 2019.
Beth Chapman passed away in late June after a lengthy battle with throat cancer. She was hospitalized suddenly and then placed into a coma so that doctors could try to save her.
In the months following her passing, a lot has happened with Dog and his family. He, himself, was briefly hospitalized with a heart condition that later turned out to be a pulmonary embolism – something that could be deadly in a very short amount of time.
Now that he has addressed his own health struggles and his new show is airing regularly, he is back to speaking with the media. In a new interview with People Magazine, he explains what he thinks of dating after losing his spouse to cancer.
“When your spouse dies, as a man, I mean as me, so generally probably everybody, you’re released from that obligation of being married,” he explained to the publication. “So your mind and you go crazy. And then after a while, you realize that never will no one ever love me as much as she did. And I will probably never love anyone else as much as I loved her.”
Previously, Dog had told Entertainment Tonight (below) that he was open to dating, but as he goes through the grieving process, his outlook has changed as well.
The grieving process has been difficult for him to say the least. He was married four times before tying the knot with Beth in 2006 – and it’s clear that he had found someone he truly connected with.
“If I’m completely alone, then I start thinking about it and crying…If I’m around people, it’s a little easier.”
We keep Dog in our prayers as he finds his way through this very difficult time.