Less than a year after losing wife Beth Chapman to cancer at the age of 51, Duane “Dog” Chapman has found a new lady love in his life.
In a few quotes to The Sun, reported on March 25, Dog the Bounty Hunter says he has been dating a woman named Francie Frane for a few months.
“It’s going really good,” he told the publication. “It’s a God relationship because it’s just like a miracle. It’s a miracle how we met and it’s a miracle how great we’re getting along.”
Francie lives in Colorado, where Dog has a home, and her late husband Bob used to do yard work for the Chapmans. One day, Dog called Bob to ask him to come over for some work and Francie had to return the call to let Dog know Bob had sadly passed away from cancer. This was just a bit before Beth’s death in June 2019.
They began to lean on each other, seeing as they were going through the exact same thing at the exact same time. Their friendship grew into a relationship and Dog’s feelings have become so strong, he says they will likely get married.
While speaking with The Sun, Dog dropped quite the bombshell:
“There will never be another Mrs. Dog but it looks like there will be a final Mrs. Chapman.”
This may come as a shock to fans, seeing as he has maintained he will never marry again. In a sit-down interview with People Now after Beth’s passing, Chapman opened up about if he would ever date again.
“I probably will do that, and I told [Beth] that,” he said. “What deal we said is I will never take ‘Beth’ off my chest, I have her name here. And I will never get married.”
Despite this claim, it seems Dog hears wedding bells in his future with Francie, and the bounty hunter’s children reportedly approve.
Now that his relationship is public, and with his family on board, he can share photos of himself with his new lady love as much as he wants. And that’s exactly what he did on Wednesday (April 15.)
He reposted a photo Francie shared to her own Instagram with the caption, “So excited for this new chapter! ❤️”
Not long after sharing this photo, they both posted another one of Chapman sitting in a tractor. Francie wrote, “Let’s see if we can show this bounty hunting tough guy how to run some equipment, like us country folks do !!”
From the looks of it, he’s faring well! See the post below.