Following the announcement that Duane Chapman got engaged to his girlfriend, Francie Frane, ten months after the death of his wife, Beth, fans took to social media to share their thoughts about the development.
For many years, fans watched Duane Lee Chapman and his wife, Beth, hunt down runaway criminals and raise their children on their show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter."
These fans loved watching the love between Duane and Beth and grew accustomed to that. However, death cut short their love story thirteen years after their marriage when Beth died last year.
Duane Chapman at Borders Wall Street on March 19, 2010 | Photo: Getty Images
Ten months after her death, fans were surprised by the announcement that Duane was engaged to Francie Frane. Theys felt disappointed at this, with most believing that it was happening too soon.
Some fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration at "Dog the Bounty Hunter's" engagement. One fan shared a gif of a man shaking his head and the words, "Too Soon," written in bold. Another fan tweeted:
"Sure doesn't take time to find a replacement."
A third fan wasn't angry about the development, but instead said, "Congratulations." Another tweep noted that the engagement was good for Duane Chapman, while another fan said Francie was a spit and double of Beth Chapman.
The fan added that if the engagement was helping Duane deal with Beth's loss, then fans should be happy for him, but also said that he felt for Duane's kids.
Bonnie Chapman weighed in on her father's shocking engagement and said that people should let her dad find happiness.
A sixth fan was quite sarcastic with his tweet, writing, "Engaged to the "Dog Catcher." Lucky Dog!" Duane Chapman's engagement was confirmed by the online publication, ET.
"They're very happy and looking forward to a long life together."
Duane Chapman also had an interview with The Sun, where he revealed that he was considering inviting fans to the wedding, which is set to hold after the ease of social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In that interview, Duane revealed that it was his wish to have the biggest wedding that there has ever been and that he was hoping to talk to his fiancé and open it to his fans.
Replying to a post by her father about the engagement, Bonnie defended Duane from fans' criticism, saying that she wanted to see him happy, and that seeing him smile meant the world to her.
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