The Sun: Duane 'Dog' Chapman Finds Love Again with New Girlfriend Francie Frane Almost a Year after Beth's Death
Duane Chapman is head over heels in love, and the latest development even has the blessing of his daughter Lyssa Chapman, who's been protective over her father since Beth's passing.
HOW THEY MET
The 51-year-old rancher and Duane's path's crossed and a few months ago when Duane called Bob to do some work on their Colorado property.
After sharing the news with Duane that she lost Bob a few months before Beth passed away, the pair began talking over the phone and grew close as they helped each other work through their grief.
"They are both so happy together, and they are good for each other. Francie has been very respectful to all the kids - and to Beth's memory - and my dad is the same way with Bob and their children," Lyssa Chapman shared with The Sun.
THEIR BUDDING ROMANCE
Both Lyssa and family friend Rainy Robinson spoke to the publication about the budding romance and said that Duane is even attempting to stop smoking after they started seeing each other.
While Francie and Duane also attend church together about three times a week, Lyssa said that she is a "good woman for [her] dad," and that she hasn't seen him this happy since Beth adding:
"He's the happiest I've seen him in a long time - he's so in love and wants to spend the rest of his life with Francie."
THEY UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER
Since both lost their spouses to cancer, they understand what the other is going through, but they are also "respectful" of the memory of each other's former partners.
Dog's daughter Lyssa Chapman and close family friend Rainy Robinson told The Sun the reality star is head over heels for Francie - and say they couldn't be happier for the new couple.
FANS ALSO APPROVE
While the Chapman family approves of the new love match, Duane's fans wholeheartedly agree, as "everyone deserves to be loved." Netizens showed their with supportive messages, as one wrote:
Us Dog pound fans are sweet but fierce. I would say if family approves the dog pound approves. Im thankful she is respecting Beth and the family. We are glad he is happy and smiling again.— Katheryn (@Kathery95147554) March 22, 2020
The big reveal comes mere weeks after Duane Chapman shared on social media that he went to church and "is not afraid anymore."
The bounty hunter also made sure to send his love to his beloved late wife in the caption to the beautiful throwback picture of the pair together.