Duane "Dog" Chapman gave an emotional interview to "Entertainment Tonight."
For the first time since Beth Chapman's death, her husband, Duane, gave a sit-down interview. Dog spoke with "Entertainment Tonight" about her final days and life without her.
"Even though she is not physically there, mentally and spiritually she is there."
He explained how in the days leading up to her death, he told her he wasn't going to let her die. Dog then told this incredible story:
"The last few moments she said, 'Come in here right now, in the bathroom,' I went in and she said, 'Look at me.' And I said, 'Yeah, you're freaking beautiful baby.' [And she said,] 'Look at me, Duane Chapman.' And I did, I always saw Beth and she said, 'Please, let me go.'"
Dog said that before he could respond she was out of breathe and he had to call the ambulance.
"But everyday she talked as if she was not there. 'Here's what to do with this, here's what to do with that. Don't keep running your mouth. When they ask you a specific question, just answer that.'"
Although he's still in mourning, he talked about needing to get back to work:
"[With any] new experience that you have, you don't know how you're doing because you've never experienced it. I have a lot of people who depend on me. All my supervisors said, 'Dog, it's time to man up.' So I'm trying to man up."
Dog says that despite knowing Beth was going to die, he wasn't prepared for it to happen:
"So, prepared? No, you're never, ever prepared. You can't prepare. There is no way. I did not know that this was going to happen that day."