This weekend marks the 2-year anniversary since the sudden and tragic passing of Beth Chapman, the former wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter and matriarch of the famous bounty hunting family. In honor of the sad time, Dog the Bounty Hunter and his family, including the woman he is now preparing to marry, are paying tribute to Beth and remembering what a badass she was.
Beth’s Daughter Pens Emotional Tribute
Bonnie Chapman, the only daughter shared between Dog and Beth, wrote a long tribute to her late mother on Instagram. During the time Beth was hospitalized and battling cancer, Bonnie regularly kept fans updated of her mom’s condition and found support in the online community who prayed for Beth’s recovery.
“It’s been two years since you’ve been gone. It’s been so painfully long since I’ve seen your smile face to face. It’s hard without you. I’m doing the things you told me to do, I’m still following every piece of advice you’ve given me,” Bonnie captioned a goofy photo of herself as a child alongside Beth.
“I’m thankful you’re no longer in pain but it’s been hard without you. I find out more and more about you everyday from stories from our friends. I become more and more thankful for the unique relationship we had. I know you’re proud of every strip I’ve taken, and no one can strip me of that. I’m thankful for the laughs and understanding we had of each other. Sometimes I really miss you yelling at me for not learning a recipe with you, now I wish I did. Everyday is tough, but you’ve taught me how to endure. Each year it’ll feel like a new wound, but I know I’ll see you again.”
Dog Will Always Love Beth
Duane “Dog” Chapman also took to Instagram to leave his own special tribute to his late wife in a video he once shared in the early days after her passing. In private footage of Beth rocking out Bruno Mars’ hit song, “Perm,” off his 24K Magic album during a family gathering, the late reality star is seen strutting her stuff to the excitement of everyone in the restaurant.
“Beth,” Dog captioned the video with a single word. It’s clear that although Dog has found new love and is learning to find happiness in his life, he will always love Beth and will forever be grieving from the loss.
Dog’s New Woman Pays Respects
Being the new woman in a relationship can be hard, and nobody felt that pressure more than Francie Frane, a 51-year-old rancher from Colorado who fell in love with Dog the Bounty Hunter almost a year after Beth’s death. Although Francie initially took some heat from Dog’s family, she has since appeared to become an accepted member of the family and showed her respect to the family’s tragic history with a message to the late matriarch.
“Two years ago today You went home to heaven, Your loss was felt across the world. Today as we Have You Held Up for the incredibly powerful strong woman that You were and the LEGACY You will always carry You are missed and loved dearly,” Francie penned a message alongside a photo of Beth.