Dog the Bounty Hunter seems to have chased one too many treasures in his younger days. The former bail bondsman, notorious for having 12 children, recently announced another addition to the family.
Duane Chapman, best known by his beloved moniker “Dog,” is a media personality who rose to prominence for his pursuits as a bounty hunter. His highly publicized capture of Max Factor cosmetics heir Andrew Luster earned the Colorado native his TV series.
The 70-year-old enjoyed his stardom alongside his late wife, Beth Chapman, who tragically passed away on June 26, 2019, following a challenging battle with cancer. While remembering the late bounty hunter typically caused tears, the significance of her death has changed in Dog’s eyes.
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Reflects On How His Recently Discovered Son Redefined His Late Wife’s Death
On the fourth anniversary of her passing, the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star did not honor his late wife’s memory by sharing her pictures or writing sentimental epistles. Instead, the TV personality updated his Instagram page with news of his recently discovered son.
The former bail bondsman posted a picture of his latest offspring, an adult male named Jon. The entertainer’s child resembled a younger Dog, wearing dark shades like his father while sporting a similar physique and facial features.
In the snap, the new Chapman posed with his arm around his wife, Jodi, flashing sweet smiles for the camera. Duane confessed in his caption that after weeping for Beth’s demise, he saw her passing in a new context thanks to his son.
According to the “Dog’s Most Wanted” star, what used to be a sad day had been “redeemed” by Jon’s birth on the same date. The “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” star’s message read:
“For the last four years, this day was a terrible reminder of one of the greatest losses of my life. But God redeemed this day when I discovered my son Jon, who I just met recently, was born on this day.”
“So now, this day has a new meaning instead of sorrow. This is my son Jon and his wife Jodi,” the proud father of thirteen continued, spotlighting his latest offspring and his newly discovered daughter-in-law.
Instead of shedding light on Jon’s background, the former convict teased fans about the juicy details. Adding a quick promotional for his upcoming memoir, the media personality chimed: “The whole story of Jon is told in my new book, Nine Lives, and Counting, coming SOON.”
“For anyone who has suffered a terrible loss, please know God restores and redeems. Happy birthday son; love you both,” Dog concluded his post, sharing no further tributes to his late wife. This omission did not go unnoticed by fans who called out the Colorado native for failing to honor Beth.
“What about Beth?” someone asked, while another cautioned Duane about moving on, writing: “Let’s not forget Beth; she is greatly missed.” A third noted they were happy the entertainer found his son; however, they wished he had posted a “memorial for Beth.”
Other fans saw the blessing of the late bounty hunter’s connection to Jon, with an individual commenting: “Cheers to new memories for you on this day! Beth sent you in the right direction to find your son. It’s a sign from her. She still got you!!”
Beth Chapman’s Daughter Recalls Their Precious Memories On Her Fourth Death Anniversary
Unlike her father, Bonnie Chapman celebrated her late mother’s memory with an emotional post. In honor of the reality TV star’s fourth death anniversary, the internet personality took to Instagram with a lengthy message depicting how much she missed the blonde beauty.
The internet personality shared a picture of Beth, dressed in her bounty hunter gear, holding what appeared to be a taser. Alongside this image, the social media influencer penned a touching caption that began: “Today makes four years without you; I am so thankful for all the memories you’ve given me.”
The 24-year-old claimed the “life lessons” her mother taught her rang in her ears daily, guiding her “with good intentions.” Bonnie’s message also included a list of recently deceased loved ones — her grandmother, two family friends, and dogs — who she claimed were with Beth.
“I couldn’t think of a better crowd to be with; although I wish I could hug you today, I know your arms are full, and your heart is filled with love,” the grieving daughter continued, adding that her life revolved around living up to the 51-year-old’s expectations.
Part of Bonnie’s tear-jerking conclusion read: “I do all I do for you, and I know you’re proud of me. I’ve stood my ground and stayed true to myself, as you’ve taught me my whole life. Today, four years ago, was the last time I held your hand, but I know I will see you again.”