Less than a year after the death of his wife Beth Chapman, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, 66, is ready to be married again.
Chapman popped the question to new girlfriend Francie Frane at his Colorado home. She told The Sun, “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. 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,” Francie went on.
Duane noted that he wants to host the “biggest wedding there’s ever been,” adding that it’ll be “one hell of a party.”
The proposal comes just weeks after they made it Instagram official. Weeks ago, he gushed about their relationship, telling The Sun, “It’s going really good. It’s a God relationship because it’s just like a miracle. It’s a miracle how we met, and it’s a miracle how great we’re getting along.”
They help console each other, too. “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,” Dog 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.”
Dog said that there was a “real love” developing, adding, “Both of us are allowed to talk about our spouses that are in heaven — it’s not like we’re afraid to mention it or anything like that. We console each other but we also know that we have a responsibility and that is to do this right. There are a lot of people watching us.”
He hinted at getting remarried, saying, “There will never be another Mrs. Dog, but it looks like there will be a final Mrs. Chapman.”
Earlier this year, Duane had everyone talking about his previously relationship with Moon Angell. On an episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dog shocked many by popping the question to Moon, who was taken aback by the proposal.
Though he asked Moon to marry him, they were not actually engaged. He did not go down on one knee with a ring during the taped episode.
Last year, Dog said he was open to finding love, but wouldn't ever remarry. He shared with People, “What deal we said is I will never take ‘Beth’ off my chest. I have her name here. And I will never get married. And she said to me, ‘We are human, okay?’ And probably the same thing I’d say to her: ‘I know you’re gonna have a boyfriend, I hope you have 10, but don’t go fricking marry one, and say those words. Don’t you dare do that.’ I would say that, and she did say that to me.”