Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter opens up about his surprising engagement

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Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's daughter has opened up about her father's surprise engagement on Instagram.

On the social media platform, she asked people "let him be happy" after Duane announced that he was engaged to his new girlfriend Francie Frane ten months after his wife Beth passed away from cancer.

In the video below, Dog the Bounty Hunter appeared to admit to a different relationship with his son's ex:
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In a lengthy caption on Instagram, she said: "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."

"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," continued Bonnie.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and his new girlfriend.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram / Francie Frane]]

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

Responding to a fan on Instagram, Bonnie wrote: "I know that she sent Francie." She also described Francie as a "wonderful woman".

"She's a blessing and is helping my dad heal day by day," she wrote.

Bonnie also addressed her late mother's initial wish for Duane not to remarry, explaining that "her feelings changed as her condition worsened."

"For those who claim to know my mother's wishes: please remember that we as a family went through every excruciating and painful detail of what was next," she wrote. "I had this talk with her, my mother had so much love for my father, she would never want him to be alone. My mom wanted him to be happy no matter what. There is always going to be one and only one Mrs. Dog."

"Welcome to the pack, Francie," she concluded.

An Instagram caption.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram / Bonnie Chapman]]

News of the engagement was confirmed by PEOPLE on Monday when a representative for the couple said that they are "very happy and looking forward to a long life together."

In an interview with The Sun U.S., Frane, a 51-year-old rancher from Colorado, said: "I wasn't expecting it at all. 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."

"I scream & Cry Beth where are you why did you leave me then I look up & see you Francie & the pain turns to a smile I LOVE YOU WOMAN !!" Duane captioned a photo of Frane on Instagram in late April.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and his new girlfriend.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram / Duane Chapman]]

After being diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in 2017, Beth passed away last June at the age of 51.

Duane explained that he and Francie bonded over their shared grief, having both lost a partner to cancer. Months before Beth passed away, Francie lost her husband.

"I know that when I start to feel bad about Beth and it's overwhelming, Francie seems to show up and that helps the kids," Duane said. "And I feel that Beth expects her to show up to take care of me. And Bob, Francie's late husband, expects me to be a man and a gentleman and so I am."

When asked if he was planning to marry Francie, Duane said: "There will never be another Mrs. Dog but it looks like there will be a final Mrs. Chapman."

Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter opens up about his surprising engagement

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By VT

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Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's daughter has opened up about her father's surprise engagement on Instagram.

On the social media platform, she asked people "let him be happy" after Duane announced that he was engaged to his new girlfriend Francie Frane ten months after his wife Beth passed away from cancer.

In the video below, Dog the Bounty Hunter appeared to admit to a different relationship with his son's ex:
[[jwplayerwidget||https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/OeTW83Zo-Q0L14jDU.mp4||OeTW83Zo]]

In a lengthy caption on Instagram, she said: "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."

"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," continued Bonnie.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and his new girlfriend.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram / Francie Frane]]

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

Responding to a fan on Instagram, Bonnie wrote: "I know that she sent Francie." She also described Francie as a "wonderful woman".

"She's a blessing and is helping my dad heal day by day," she wrote.

Bonnie also addressed her late mother's initial wish for Duane not to remarry, explaining that "her feelings changed as her condition worsened."

"For those who claim to know my mother's wishes: please remember that we as a family went through every excruciating and painful detail of what was next," she wrote. "I had this talk with her, my mother had so much love for my father, she would never want him to be alone. My mom wanted him to be happy no matter what. There is always going to be one and only one Mrs. Dog."

"Welcome to the pack, Francie," she concluded.

An Instagram caption.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram / Bonnie Chapman]]

News of the engagement was confirmed by PEOPLE on Monday when a representative for the couple said that they are "very happy and looking forward to a long life together."

In an interview with The Sun U.S., Frane, a 51-year-old rancher from Colorado, said: "I wasn't expecting it at all. 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."

"I scream & Cry Beth where are you why did you leave me then I look up & see you Francie & the pain turns to a smile I LOVE YOU WOMAN !!" Duane captioned a photo of Frane on Instagram in late April.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and his new girlfriend.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram / Duane Chapman]]

After being diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in 2017, Beth passed away last June at the age of 51.

Duane explained that he and Francie bonded over their shared grief, having both lost a partner to cancer. Months before Beth passed away, Francie lost her husband.

"I know that when I start to feel bad about Beth and it's overwhelming, Francie seems to show up and that helps the kids," Duane said. "And I feel that Beth expects her to show up to take care of me. And Bob, Francie's late husband, expects me to be a man and a gentleman and so I am."

When asked if he was planning to marry Francie, Duane said: "There will never be another Mrs. Dog but it looks like there will be a final Mrs. Chapman."