Duane 'Dog' Chapman Is Not Dating Longtime Friend Moon Angell, Claims Source

On Tuesday, Duane Chapman shared a selfie with longtime family friend Moon Angell which caused netizens to think Duane is moving on after losing his beloved wife Beth almost seven months ago. However, the pair are reportedly not dating. 

Duane gave a thumbs-up for the camera as he and Moon smiled for the picture he posted to thank her for her support. But among the flood of supportive comments, it became clear that followers assumed they had become a couple, as some of the followers replied:

Follower comments on a selfie Duane Chapman posted alongside family friend Moon Angell. | Source: Instagram/duanedogchapman.

Follower comments on a selfie Duane Chapman posted alongside family friend Moon Angell. | Source: Instagram/duanedogchapman.

However, according to a source that spoke with PEOPLE, Moon and Duane are nothing more than friends, and reportedly said:

“Moon has been a family friend to Beth and Dog for years. Since Beth’s death, she has stepped in to help Dog in his time of need. There will never be another Beth.”

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Thank you MOON !!!!

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Less than a month ago, Duane's daughter Lyssa openly attacked Moon on social media and accused her of taking advantage of her father. 

According to Lyssa, Moon moved in on Duane mere weeks after losing Beth, and she called Moon "disgusting" and "the lowest scum on the planet." In the now-deleted tweets, Moon reportedly denied the relationship, and Lyssa followed up with more posts wherein she accused Moon of "riding his coat tail" while also referring to her as "dumb."

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Really missing you. 😞 @ mrsdog4real

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But during an interview with PEOPLE in October last year, Duane shared that he had no desire to have a romantic relationship as his perspective and need for intimacy changed after losing Beth to cancer and said

"After a while, you realize that never will no one ever love me as much as she did. And I will probably never love anyone else as much as I loved her. Sex is a thing like almost in the past right now. I’m not having it and I don’t care. It’s weird.”

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Christmas 2018 #thisoneisforbeth #dogsmostwanted

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Beth passed away on June 26 last year at the age of 51 after doctors diagnosed her with stage II throat cancer in September 2017. And Duane was the one who announced the sad news on social media by sharing that "she hiked the stairway to heaven."

Since then, Duane surrounded himself with loved ones to help him through the grieving process while dating is the furthest from his mind.

In the season finale of "Dog's Most Wanted" in November last year, Duane Chapman revealed the devastating final moments of Beth's life as he struggled to say goodbye.

When Beth neared the end, Duane was at home when doctors notified him of the change in her condition. But since he couldn't make it back to the hospital in time, Duane couldn't bring himself to go in after she passed. He wanted to remember her as she was when still alive.

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