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Duane Chapman | Source: Getty Images
Duane Chapman | Source: Getty Images

La Fonda Sue Honeycutt Is Duane Chapman’s First Wife — More about Her

Naomi Wanjala
Jan 16, 2024
11:10 A.M.

La Fonda Sue Honeycutt and her ex-husband Duane Chapman met at a mall. At the time, Honeycutt, originally from Texas, was visiting her brother, who was a policeman.

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La Fonda Sue Honeycutt's ex-husband, Duane Chapman, famously known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, confessed in his memoir that he couldn't take his eyes off her the moment he saw her. He gained courage and approached her to strike up a conversation. Their meeting led to a date that night, and their interaction made Chapman fall in love with Honeycutt.

The two began dating even though Chapman was seeing another woman. Honeycutt's marriage to her now-former spouse was not a bed of roses. From the very beginning, they had issues. Their marriage was mainly affected by Chapman's infidelity.

Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 24, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 24, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Duane Chapman's 1st Wife Left Him Twice

The reality star confessed that women were his biggest weakness despite him and Honeycutt moving out of Denver to Plainview, Illinois. Even his mother's advice to change his ways and focus on his family was not convincing enough.

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Honeycutt had put up with Duane Chapman's infidelity for so long until, one day, she'd had enough. She caught him having an affair in a car with an older woman whom he had met in a bar. Heartbroken by his betrayal, she packed her bags and returned to her mother's house in Pampa, Texas.

Despite all the infidelity, Honeycutt's ex-husband said her departure made his heart grow fonder. He missed her and had fallen deeply in love with her.

Despite his efforts to escape, the cops caught up with him, and that's how he ended up in jail.

Duane Chapman, a.k.a. Dog the Bounty Hunter, at Fox Studios on August 28, 2019, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Duane Chapman, a.k.a. Dog the Bounty Hunter, at Fox Studios on August 28, 2019, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

He swallowed his pride and went after her in Texas. Upon arrival, he discovered Honeycutt was five months pregnant with their first child. Soon, things were back to normal, and their main focus was securing a home for their growing family.

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Honeycutt and the reality star had met a widow who had offered them a nice deal of two houses at five thousand dollars. They desperately needed the houses but didn't have enough money. At the time, Honeycutt was working in a local bra factory, and Chapman couldn't secure a job due to his criminal history.

Still, he took a leap of faith and luckily secured a loan, and they soon became homeowners. They welcomed their first child, Duane Lee Chapman, in January 1973, and by 1976, their second son, Leland Chapman, had arrived. Life was good, and the pair enjoyed their lives as parents.

Duane Dog Chapman at the red carpet of "VH1 Big in '05" at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Duane Dog Chapman at the red carpet of "VH1 Big in '05" at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Duane Chapman's Wife Divorced Him While He Was in Prison

But 1976 would be the year that changed their marriage for good. Honeycutt had warned Chapman about going out with his friends, but he didn't listen. As they were hanging out, one of his friends talked about robbing a black guy.

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Though Chapman didn't see what happened, he heard the sound of a gunshot, and one of his friends rushed to the car, screaming and bleeding. It turned out the black guy was murdered, and soon Chapman's name was all over the news as a wanted man linked to the murder, even though he was innocent.

Duane Lee 'Dog' Chapman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Source: Getty Images

Duane Lee 'Dog' Chapman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Source: Getty Images

Despite his efforts to escape, the cops caught up with him, and that's how he ended up in jail. Little did he know it was also the end of his love story with Honeycutt; it dawned on him when he received divorce papers while in prison — she had left him for his friend, and they had moved to Colorado Springs, many miles away from Denver.

After their divorce, Honeycutt's ex-husband was not so lucky with love. He remarried several women and went on to welcome more children. As for Honeycutt, she lives a private life, and less is known about her after their separation.

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