March 22, 2021

Dog the Bounty Hunter Is Hardly Recognizable in a Cute Black & White Photo from His Childhood

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Duane Chapman gives fans some insight into his childhood days, sharing a throwback snap of him as a child on his social media pages. 

Fans did a double-take when they saw the photo of a one-year-old Duane Chapman seated on the toilet. Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, took to Instagram to share the sweet throwback picture. 

The black and white snap shows Duane as a toddler seated on the toilet with a naughty expression on his face as he looked into the camera lens. 

Dog the Bounty Hunter visits "FOX & Friends" at FOX Studios on August 28, 2019 | Getty Images



The adorable one-year-old on Dog's Instagram page widely differs from the 67-year-old reality star that fans now know with his signature blonde locks and sports sunglasses. 

Duane snapped a picture of the dated photo with torn edges and creases to share with his 574 000 Instagram followers, showing them what he started as. He captioned the post: 

"Ok I started it let's see what YOU looked like when you were 1."



Duane has allowed fans into his life through his reality show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and regularly shares about the ups and downs of his life on social media. 

Although Duane regards his new fiancé as a gift from his late wife, he does not view her as a replacement for Beth.

The reality star recently took to social media and shared a photo of his late wife Beth Chapman in celebration of what would have been her 53rd birthday. He penned a sweet message alongside a beautiful photo of a younger Beth. 



Amidst the loss of his wife, the reality star has found a new joy. Duane has a new woman in his life, Francie Frane, who he met less than a year after Beth passed away from cancer. 

Duane hasn't wasted any time, already popping the big question asking Frane to marry him. The couple bonded over their mutual understanding of loss as Frane also lost her husband. Frane shared about their special relationship, saying:

“We understood the pain that the other one was feeling and (in) those tough days and moments, we helped each other stand up.” 



Although Duane regards his new fiancé as a gift from his late wife, he does not view her as a replacement for Beth. The reality star has emphasized that no one could replace Beth and her legacy. 

Frane has also shared that it is not her intention to fill the space left behind by Dog's late wife and respects the relationship that they had as well as the role that Beth played in Dog's work. 

Their shared faith was a major connection between Frane and Duane as the two acknowledge God's hand in bringing them together and allowing their paths to cross at the right time. 

Frane has helped out with some of the administrative tasks at Duane's business, but only to better understand his professional life first hand rather than seeing it on the show.