Duane “Dog” Chapman revealed that he still gets emotional after seeing and hearing his beloved wife, Beth Chapman, in the clips of the upcoming series “Dog’s Most Wanted,” after she passed away in June.
During his interview with Entertainment Tonight about the much-awaited series “Dog’s Most Wanted,” a spinoff of “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” Duane “Dog” Chapman got candid about how emotional he gets upon seeing footage of his late wife, Beth Chapman.
AN EMOTIONAL TIME
“So I mean, I’ve already looked at some of them, OK, and I see her, and I hear her and I freaking start bawling cause it happened,” he revealed. “I just instantly start crying.”
Beth had some scenes in the series as she wanted to continue filming despite her illness, although her husband is unsure how much of the footage will be included in the actual show. Despite getting emotional, Chapman believes it is somewhat “therapeutic” to see Beth in the clips.
“I think it’s also therapeutic that you have those. You know, if you lose a loved one, then you have the little pictures you look at. But I have her alive in that show,” he continued.
THE CHAPMAN KIDS
The interview also included two of Beth’s children, Bonnie, 20, and Garry, 18, who spoke about the life lessons their late mother has left with them and how she has influenced them in life. Bonnie shared her determination and passion, which comes from her mother and how she could be a “mini Beth.”
On the other hand, Garry, who is known as the “little Beth” of the family after being their late matriarchs “baby” said that he was grateful for having Beth as a mother for she raised him well and made him “the man I am today.”
All she wanted was “to be by your side,” instead of undergoing chemotherapy -- which she did as she resumed catching fugitives with her family.
THE SECOND MEMORIAL
On Saturday, Beth Chapman was finally laid to rest after her second memorial took place at the Heritage Christian Center in Colorado -- her hometown. Family, friends, and fans of the late Chapman came together to celebrate and honor her life and legacy.
Duane “Dog” Chapman spoke before the visitors, describing his wife as the “lion tamer” of their family and recalling his life together with Beth, from their first date to the final moments of her life. As he spoke about her passing, the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star became more emotional.
“I cannot believe that she is gone. This is not possible. I want to wake up from a dream,” he said. “In the ‘70s, I did 18 months in the Texas Penitentiary and I told God yesterday I’d do five years, 10 years, day for day, just to kiss her again. I never felt like this.”
Chapman shared that Beth only wanted to work with him after she found out about her cancer returning. All she wanted was “to be by your side,” instead of undergoing chemotherapy -- which she did as she resumed catching fugitives with her family.
“I still haven’t let her go,” Chapman revealed. “She will never be dead to me. She is [just] in another place…”