Duane Chapman is heading down the aisle again after revealing he popped the question to his girlfriend, Francie Frane, less than one year after losing his wife, Beth Chapman. Dog The Bounty Hunter and his fiancée opened up about the proposal and wedding plans in an exclusive interview with The Sun on Tuesday, May 4. The 67-year-old got down on bended knee during a romantic candlelight dinner at their home in Colorado where the two have been self-isolating together, they told the outlet.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all,” Francie Frane described the proposal, adding she was completely blindsided. “I think I had gone to pick up some food and then when I came back he had all the lights turned down with just a few lights on and a bunch of candles lit.”
“So when I came in I was like, ‘Wow, this is awesome’. Then he said, ‘Come in, sit down because I need to talk to you,'” she explained. That’s when he got down on one knee and said the most beautiful words to her.
“So I put all the food in the kitchen and I came in and he said, ‘I know that God brought you into my life and I don’t want to spend one moment of it without you,'” Francie Frane teared up while recalling the exciting event. “And he got down on one knee and he opened the ring box and he said, ‘Will you marry me and spend the rest of our lives together?’ Who can say no to that? It was wonderful.”
Dog The Bounty Hunter added that while they are waiting until self-isolation is lifted to say “I do,” he wants their ceremony to be “the biggest wedding there’s ever been.”
Stating he’s currently “negotiating” with his soon-to-be wife about inviting his fans, Dog The Bounty Hunter told The Sun, “I’m sorry but that’s just me. I hope I can talk Francie into it and open it to my fans, the ‘Dog Pound,’ to everybody.” Adding he wants their special day to be “one hell of a party,” the reality star said, “I told Francie, people they need a little love after being locked down. I love the idea of that.” Dog The Bounty Hunter and Francie Frane began dating earlier this year and he recently made their love official by dropping the L-word on Instagram. Duane Chapman lost his wife, Beth, after her battle with cancer on June 26, 2019.