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Dog the Bounty Hunter's Daughter Reacts to His Engagement, 10 Months After His Wife's Death

Bonnie Chapman is speaking out in response to the news that her father, Duane Chapman (aka Dog the Bounty Hunter) is engaged.

Duane‘s wife and Bonnie‘s mom, Beth Chapman, passed away just 10 months ago after a battle with cancer.

Last year, Duane talked about how he contemplated suicide after Beth‘s death and now their daughter is just happy to know that her dad is happy again.

“My father has gone through so much this past year without my mother. It’s been extremely difficult to see one parent pass, and the other so intent on following. My father deserves to be happy,” she wrote on Instagram. “He’s still got my mother’s name on his chest. He’ll never forget her and the love she gave him. She would be happy my father is in love and finding peace.”

“Life has never been easy for my dad, but love is something that comes naturally to him,” she added.

Bonnie wrote in a comment to a fan that she feels her mom “sent Francie,” his new fiancee, to her dad.

“She’s a blessing and is helping my dad heal day by day,” she said.

Back in February, he proposed to another woman on TV.

Dog the Bounty Hunter aka Duane Chapman Is Engaged to Francie Frane

Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, is engaged to Francie Frane 10 months after the death of his wife Beth Chapman.

“I wasn’t expecting it at all,” Francie told The Sun of the proposal. “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.’”

“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.’ 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,” she added.

Duane wants a big wedding and added it will be “one hell of a party.”

Back in February, he proposed to another woman on TV.

Duane Chapman Reveals Why He Proposed to Moon Angell After Late Wife's Death

Duane Chapman is explaining why he proposed to Beth Chapman‘s friend Moon Angell after his late wife’s death in June 2019.

Dog the Bounty Hunter got candid about continuing to mourn the loss of Beth in a new interview with ET.

“Oh, I miss her,” Duane said. “Eight months, that’s the worst part, it seems like yesterday and they say ‘time heals all wounds.’ No, it doesn’t.”

“She was the glue that held my family together,” he continued. “So now I got to redo it and restaple everybody — and we are all kind of brawling right now.”

“Well, the girls are very upset because of other girls I’d be looking at,” Duane added. “Or they may say, ‘Dad, they just like you because you are Dog the Bounty Hunter. They don’t like you because you are Dwayne or Dad.’ The boys are like, ‘Dad, you know, if you love them, if you like them, we are for you or whatever you decide.’”

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Is Dog the Bounty Hunter Engaged to His Late Wife's Friend After Her Death in June 2019?

It appears as if Dog the Bounty Hunter aka Duane Chapman proposed to Moon Angell, the friend and former assistant of his late wife Beth Chapman, while making an appearance on the Dr. Oz show.

In a promo for the show, Duane says, “I am a lot happier with her around,” while crying. He then looks at her and says, “Moon Angell, will you marry me?” The episode won’t air until February 3.

TMZ has the backstory, and while it appears to be a proposal,”he was overly emotional and got caught up in the moment. We’re told he did not give her a ring during the taping, and they are not engaged.”

Beth passed away after a battle with cancer back in June of 2019. She was first diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in 2017, and was cancer free for months but it returned in November of 2018.

Duane Chapman is Not Dating Family Friend Moon Angell (Report)

Duane Chapman is not dating Moon Angell after all.

The 66-year-old Dog the Bounty Hunter star and the family friend have been the subject of dating rumors lately.

His daughter Lyssa recently slammed Moon in a series of tweets after Duane posted an Instagram photo of himself and Moon (below), inciting the rumors.

Moon has been a family friend to Beth and Dog for years,” a source told People. “Since Beth’s death, she has stepped in to help Dog in his time of need. There will never be another Beth.”

Duane‘s wife Beth Chapman passed away seven months ago after battling cancer.

A source told ET that Moon also serves as Duane Chapman‘s assistant, helping him with cleaning the house, cooking, and more, adding “[Moon] is not somebody who showed up yesterday.”

READ MORE: Dog the Bounty Hunter Reveals the Item Belonging to Late Wife Beth He Wants Back After Store Robbery

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Thank you MOON !!!!

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Duane Chapman's Daughter Slams Rumored New Girlfriend

[UPDATE: Duane Chapman is not dating Moon Angell after all.]

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman‘s daughter Lyssa is not a fan of his rumored new girlfriend Moon Angell.

The 32-year-old daughter of the 66-year-old bounty hunter took to Twitter on Monday (January 6) to share her thoughts.

“If someone who met your family by dating your brother, tried to date your father after your step- mom died what would you do ?” she wrote. “If you went to your mothers closet and saw she moved all her clothes and replaced them with her own, what would you do ? #ItsNotWhenOrWhyItsWho.”

Lyssa added, “My dad is a GROWN ASS MAN. His money. His dynasty. But you can guarantee that my name is not going down in history as a person who supported this.”

The day before, Duane posted a an Instagram photo of himself and Moon, who is reportedly his and his late wife Beth Chapman‘s assistant.

“Thank you MOON !!!!” Duane Chapman captioned the snap. See it below.

Lyssa commented with vomit emojis, but the comment has since been deleted, Page Six reports.

READ MORE: Dog the Bounty Hunter Is ‘Under Doctor’s Care’ Amid Health Issue

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Duane Chapman Shares Family's Plans for First Christmas Without Beth

Duane Chapman (aka Dog the Bounty Hunter) is opening up about his family’s Christmas plans six months after his beloved wife Beth Chapman‘s passing.

The 66-year-old bounty hunter dished about keeping his late wife’s memory alive a new interview with ET.

“For the holidays, probably half of us, including me, will be in Colorado, and then the other half is in Hawaii, and of course Leland is in Alabama,” Duane said about his son and co-star on his reality series. “So this year, everybody’s all spread out.”

Beth was old style, old-fashioned,” he continued. “So, you know, that means the tree and the presents. All the stockings hung up… so I’m trying to keep that exact tradition. I’ve got it all decorated. All the stockings are hung. We always left — when the kids were young — cookies for Santa, and I think I’ll do that this year also.”

“Every little ball that’s on the tree, every ornament, you know, there’s 20 years plus of ornaments on that tree, so as I hung [them], I remembered where and when we bought each one,” he added.

Beth knew every single [Christmas song], and she made us all listen to Christmas songs like two weeks before Christmas,” Dog the Bounty Hunter shared. “As we decorated the tree, she’d put on Christmas songs. Every night before we went to bed she’d put them on. So I think the girls are taking it the hardest without being able to sing with mom.”

Beth Chapman died in June at age 51 after a two-year battle with throat cancer.

“It’s the worst thing you could ever go through,” Duane Chapman said. “I’ve been to prison, I’ve been let out of prison. I’ve captured some of the worst sons of bitches in the world, and nothing is worse than this. … What a terrible year I had. Ended this year with Beth being gone, so I know that 2020 has got to be better cause nothing can be that bad.”

READ MORE: Dog the Bounty Hunter Is ‘Under Doctor’s Care’ Amid Health Issue