Bounty hunter Duane Chapman chased off 20 lbs with his secret weapon of "grass and dandelions." But his fiancée Francie Frane helped him achieve much more since they became a couple.
Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman looks great after he recently dropped a fair amount of weight after his fiancée Francie Frane put him on a new diet.
During a recent appearance on "The Dr. Oz Show" with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the bounty hunter shared how many other aspects of his life she influenced for the better as well.
THE GRASS IS GREENER ...
The beloved 67-year-old reality star looks full of life and healthy following the diet Frane recently put him on, but it doesn't mean it's been a particularly tasty experience, as he joked:
"I don't really like to eat what she eats. It's grass, it's dandelions, but I hold my breath and get water and ice and eat it and drink it."
Since Frane came into Dog's life, she had a profound impact on his quality of living. She got the reality star to quit smoking and cursing, in addition to regular church attendance together.
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE WEDDING
Beloved Beth Chapman lost her battle with throat cancer in June 2019, and Duane asked Frane to marry him 11 months later with the blessing of their families.
Now the couple can't wait to tie the knot, but the novel coronavirus pandemic made their wedding planning a bit difficult for the time being. No more than 20 people are allowed to gather in one place, and Frane joked that they might have to wait since Chapman "has that many kids."
WHEN HE POPPED THE QUESTION
Chapman executed his romantic proposal by candlelight at their home in Colorado in May, but some fans gave him a hard time for moving on so soon after Beth's passing. In his defense, the bounty hunter's daughter, Bonnie Chapman responded to the backlash and reportedly wrote:
"Everyone who's judging my father should sure pray that they never have to lose their loved one and get judged for trying to fill the void."
The couple suffered a similar loss at about the same time, and because one understood what the other went through, they supported each other in ways only they could, and ended up falling in love.
A RECENT TRIBUTE TO BETH
That support helped when Duane Chapman recently paid tribute to Beth on her second birthday since passing. Taking to social media, the bounty hunter paid tribute to his longtime love, along with their son Garrett, who wrote a touching poem in her memory.
Beth and Duane Chapman attend the event celebrating season 8 of "Hawaii Five-0" on November 10, 2017, in Waikiki, Hawaii. | Source: Getty Images.
Both father and son still miss Beth every day, and her daughter Lyssa also made sure to pen her feelings on the day her mother would have turned 53 by recalling a time Beth laughed at her for getting into trouble.