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Dog the Bounty Hunter Announces Wedding Date: ‘God Knows We Need a Companion’

Photo from Duane Chapman’s Instagram

Dog the Bounty Hunter Announces Wedding Date: ‘God Knows We Need a Companion’

By Movieguide® Staff

Duane Chapman, better known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” recently announced an official wedding date for he and his fiancée, Francie Frane.

The reality TV star and Frane have the shared experience of losing their previous spouse but have encouraged one another with the hope found in their Christian faith.

Chapman’s late wife, Beth, died in June 2019, shortly after Frane’s husband, Bob, died. Both former spouses battled cancer.

Despite their shared grief, the couple is excited to have a wedding date set for September.

“I’m getting married,” Chapman said on the “Two Guys from Hollywood” podcast. “We went to the venue, picked it out yesterday, looked at it. Man, it costs a lot to get married.”

Chapman and Frane first announced their engagement in 2020.

In March 2020, Chapman shared his love for Frane publicly.

“Francie’s husband passed away over three years ago, Beth passed away over two years ago, and I felt very bad about even wanting to have someone else after Beth,” Chapman said at the time. “And then when I went to the Bible … Genesis, and found out how Adam got Eve, as I was going to find the exact story, I saw the scripture that says, ‘God does not want a man to be alone.'”

He added: “He knows we need a companion, whether we’re a man or a woman. So anyway, yes, September 2 [is the date of the wedding].”

The bond the couple shares not only comes from shared experiences but their love for Christ.

“As you know, I have my new Francie. She’s a very devout Christian and believes, like I do, about speaking — her words and her lips,” he told The Christian Post in a previous interview. “It’s really funny because I’m dating her, and I wake up not feeling good. She’ll go, ‘Hi, how are you feeling?’ And I go, ‘Hold on, let me get the phone in the other ear.’ ‘Are you feeling alright?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah. Do you have anything?’ ‘No.’ So it’s funny that when you have someone that’s close to you, that you love, that believes the same way in the same tongue, it really works, it’s really happening.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Chapman’s faith:

Reality TV star and personality Duane Chapman, also known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” said that despite his wife’s death, he never doubted God’s faithfulness. Chapman lost his wife, Beth, in June of last year to stage 4 lung cancer.

“I never doubted, OK, I don’t doubt God at all! To be surprised or to say, ‘Why is this happening to me? Why didn’t this happen?’ Yeah, that’s a normal feeling,” Chapman said. “And then you go to Scripture, and you listen to the voice in your mind that’s in your head that says, ‘This has happened for a reason.” The Bible says you’re not to know why this stuff happened. Don’t worry, this happened for a reason. So that’s what I fall back on. Rather than ‘oh, there’s no God, He don’t heal no one,’ stuff like that, because that’s not true.”

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