The “Dog the Bounty Hunter” family celebrated Leland Chapman’s birthday on Saturday with several social media posts. His younger sister, Lyssa, posted a throwback photo of her and Leland with their father, Duane, on the set of the show.
“Happy birthday big brother @lelandbchapman!!” she captioned the image.
Leland’s wife, Jamie Pilar, also got in on the birthday well wishes. “Happy Birthday to the man I love more & more everyday! You are my world & everything in it! There’s no one else in the world I would rather grow old with than you! You make me look forward to the future because I know every moment will be made with you in it! Happy Birthday my love,” she wrote alongside a photo of the couple.
A third birthday message came from the official Instagram of the Dog the Bounty Hunter team. “Happy Birthday to Leland Chapman today!!” a post read with an image of Leland.
Fans flocked to the comments of all three posts. “Happy Birthday Leland and hope that you have a blessed day and enjoy your day,” one fan wrote.
“Awww what a great couple for sure and I hope you have a special birthday today Leland,” another said.
The birthday celebration is a bright spot in what has been an otherwise very difficult year for the Chapman family. Beth, the matriarch of the family, died in June from cancer at age 51.
Beth’s daughter, Cecily, shared an emotional post this week in which she talked about how much she misses her mother.
“My life is so empty and lonely without her I spent my whole life with her even back when I was little once upon a time it was just me and her I miss the days we sang in the car together, that was my favorite it didn’t matter what song just to hear her beautiful voice singing an looking at her admiring her and her beauty she was always beautiful….” Cecily wrote on Instagram. “Her face, her nails, and her hair. With this being expressed I pray and hope for anyone who has a mom, never take a second for granted, time is precious and you never know when they’ll be gone. Mom I love you and miss you so much from your baby.”