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Canine the Bounty Hunter’s Relationship With Francie Began by ‘Consoling’ Her

On this collectively! Duane “Canine the Bounty Hunter” Chapman bonded together with his fiancée, Francie Frane, over the lack of their respective spouses, earlier than falling in love.

“We attached on the cellphone and began speaking to one another, crying and consoling one another,” Canine, 67, instructed TMZ on Thursday, Could 7. “Then one factor led to a different.”

The fact TV star’s late spouse, Beth Chapman, died of throat and lung most cancers in June 2019. Six months prior, Frane’s husband Bob, handed away from most cancers as nicely. The twin heartbreaks resulted within the couple discovering one another — and love once more.

“It’s simply unimaginable that I’ve been capable of meet somebody like her,” the Colorado native instructed the outlet.

Canine admitted that after Beth died he cried “each single day” for 10 months and famous that “it will get worse,” not higher as some individuals say.

“With Francie I’m allowed to talk about Beth,” he mentioned. “I discuss Bob, who was her husband that handed, and we cry and we maintain one another.”

Francie Frane and Canine the Bounty Hunter. Courtesy of Duane Chapman/Instagram

His new flame has additionally allowed the bounty hunter to work extra productively.

“I’m a fixer. I gotta catch unhealthy guys. I gotta be on the high of my recreation,” the Canine’s Most Needed star defined. “I gotta get on the market and make a distinction, that’s what I do for a residing. I gotta man up [and] she helps me do this.”

Us Weekly confirmed on Monday, Could 4, that the couple are engaged. “They’re very glad and searching ahead to an extended life collectively,” a rep for the pair instructed Us after the candlelight Colorado proposal.

Canine’s daughter Lyssa Chapman confirmed her future stepmom some love through social media, following the engagement information.

“Welcome to the Fam Fran!” Lyssa, 32 — whose mom is Lyssa Rae Brittain — wrote through her Instagram Story on Monday, alongside a photograph of her dad’s proposal story.

Canine’s 21-year-old daughter, Bonnie Chapman — who’s considered one of Beth’s kids with Canine — stood up for her father after some individuals criticized him for shifting on too shortly.

“Let him be glad, please for the love of god let him be,” Bonnie wrote in a touch upon her dad’s Instagram account on Monday. “My father has gone by means of a lot this previous yr with out my mom. It’s been extraordinarily tough to see one guardian go, and the opposite so intent on following. My father deserves to be glad.”

Earlier than marrying Beth in 2006, Canine was married 4 instances. He was married to Tawny Marie Chapman from 1991 to 2003, Brittain from 1982 to 1991, Anne M. Tengell from 1979 to 1982 and La fonda Sue Honeycutt from 1972 to 1977.

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