How Old Are Beth and Dog Chapman and How Many Kids Do They Have?

Beth Chapman is known for starring in Dog the Bounty Hunter for eight seasons alongside her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman. Beth was also the youngest licensed bondsman in Colorado. In 2017, she was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer and underwent two successful surgeries. However, Dog Chapman released a statement that his wife’s cancer has returned and is asking the public to pray for her recovery. How old are the bounty hunting couple, and how many kids do they have?

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Duane Chapman aka Dog (l) and his wife Beth | Hubert Boesl/picture alliance via Getty Images

Beth and Dog Chapman’s age

Beth Chapman was born Alice Elizabeth Smith in Denver, Colorado, on October 29, 1967. Therefore, Beth is currently 51 years old. After graduating high school, she held several different jobs, including an ice skater, a clerk, a nightclub singer, a gymnast, and a waitress. She initially met Dog in 1986, when she was 19-years-old. However, they dated on-and-off over the next decade.

They both married other people and had children, but finally blended their families and moved in together in 1995, eventually marrying in 2006. Beth ran the bail bonds business, went bounty hunting with Dog, and also counseled the detainees. She was the youngest licensed bail bondsman in Colorado, at the age of 22, until her step-daughter, Lyssa Chapman, broke the record at age 19.

Born Duane Lee Chapman on February 2, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, he is currently 66 years old. After decades of bounty hunting, Take This Job, a television show about people with unusual jobs featured Dog. It then led to the show’s production company doing a spin-off about Dog’s work capturing bail fugitives. Dog became well-known, and A&E decided to create a reality television show that followed his bounty hunting.

The first episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter debuted on August 30, 2004, and it lasted for eight seasons until June 23, 2012. Then, CMT picked the family up for Dog and Beth: On the Hunt which followed them visiting failing bail bond agencies around the country and giving them advice about how to become successful. The series lasted for three seasons.

Beth and Dog Chapman’s kids

In 1985, Beth had a child, Dominic Davis, at 17-years-old, but the state took him into custody. She then married Keith Barmore in August 1991, and they had a daughter together named Cecily Barmore Chapman in 1993. Beth and Dog welcomed Bonnie Jo (Joanne) in 1999, and a year later they had a son, Garry.

Dog had a child, Christopher Michael, as a teenager with a woman named Debbie White. He did not know Christopher existed until they were reunited when Christopher was a grown adult. Then, Dog married La Fonda Sue Honeycutt in 1972, and they divorced five years later. They share two children, Duane Lee II, and Leland. His sons were not allowed to see their father until they were 8 and 11 years old. Dog then obtained custody of them when they began getting into trouble as teenagers.

In 1979, Dog married Anne Tegnell, and they had three children; Zebediah Duane, Wesley, and J.R or. “James.” Zebediah passed away at birth and Anne raised the other two sons in Utah. Dog then married Lyssa Brittain, and they also welcomed three children; Barbara Katie “B.K.,” Tucker Dee, and Lyssa Rae “Baby Lyssa.”  B.K. passed away at 24-years-old in a 2006 car accident; just one day before Dog and Beth got married.

Beth Chapman’s battle with cancer

Beth was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer in September 2017. She then underwent a 13-hour surgery where doctors removed a “plum-sized tumor from her neck.” The operation was successful. However, it left a seven-inch scar that impacted Beth.

In November 2018, her cancer returned, and she underwent another emergency throat surgery for a blockage in her throat that made it difficult to breathe. That surgery was also successful.

On June 22, 2019, Dog Chapman confirmed on Facebook that Beth is in a medically induced coma. He also released a statement from himself and the Chapman family asking “everyone to please pray for Beth.”