Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Fires Back After Haters Compare His New Wife to Late Beth Chapman

Duane Chapman isn’t going to take criticism of his new marriage lying down. The star of Dog the Bounty Hunter recently wed girlfriend Francie Frane. But when the reality TV personality shared photos of his wedding on social media, some followers were quick to compare his new wife to his former spouse, the late Beth Chapman. Dog quickly fired back, slamming critics who said Frane was trying to replace his former spouse, who died of throat cancer in June 2019. 

Critics say Duane Chapman’s new wife Francie Frane looks a lot like Beth Chapman

Recently, Chapman took to Instagram to share photos of his September 2 wedding to Frane, published by the National Enquirer. 

“Wow Francie is so beautiful!!” he captioned the post. 

While some of his followers congratulated the bounty hunter on finding love after the death of his wife, others weren’t impressed. 

“Never gonna be another Beth,” one wrote. 

A few even claimed Frane was trying to mirror Beth’s look. 

“Why is she trying to looks like Beth?” one asked.

“Don’t you want to be different then Beth?” another wondered.  

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Duane Chapman aka Dog the Bounty Hunter at March of Dimes event in Honolulu in 2006
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Chapman soon responded to those who were criticizing his new wife. In a comment, he outlined all the ways his new wife differed from his late spouse. 

“Some of you are saying she is trying to look like Beth,” he wrote. “Beth had platinum blonde Francie is natural blonde Beth was 5 4 in Francie is 5 10 in Beth weighed 160 lbs Francie is 135 lbs Beth’s eyes are brown Francies are blue please just like Beth watch what you say about Francie GOT IT. Aloha!!”

The ‘Dog’s Most Wanted’ star was embroiled in controversy as he prepared for his wedding 


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While some people have been commenting on the resemblance between Beth and Francie, one of Dog’s family members has had some more serious criticism for the former Dog’s Most Wanted star.

Chapman has recently been feuding with his daughter Bonnie Chapman, who has accused her father of being racist, homophobic, and unfaithful to her mother Beth. In a Facebook post, she also said she had not been invited to Dog’s wedding. 

“The reason I wasn’t invited to my dad’s wedding is my choice to participate in social justice and BLM protests,” she wrote. She also accused her father of embracing QAnon conspiracy theories. In addition, she alleged Frane traveled to speaking events when she knew she was infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19).  

“​​My mother was a shining light in the void. I can no longer watch someone diminish her light with his hatred. I can no longer sit and be quiet about these things,” she added. 

In a statement to People, Chapman and Frane denied his daughter’s allegations. The couple called her claims a “false and a misguided attempt to derail our wedding.” They said that Bonnie and her half-sister Cecily, who is Beth’s daughter from another relationship, were being “groomed by disgruntled former associates” who wanted to get “revenge at any cost.”

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