Bonnie Chapman's Fans Share Messages of Support despite Confession That She Is Not Depressed

Some of Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers believed she looked sad in her latest Instagram post, so they shared encouraging words in the comment section. She later revealed the truth behind her photo.

As one of the 11 children of the Chapman large and blended family, Bonnie Chapman’s heart broke when matriarch Beth Chapman died of cancer on June 26, 2019. 

Beth was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in September 2017, and although she underwent surgery and treatment for almost two years, she succumbed to the disease. 

Duane "Dog" Chapman, Beth Chapman, Bonnie Chapman, and some other members of the Chapman family on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Duane "Dog" Chapman, Beth Chapman, Bonnie Chapman, and some other members of the Chapman family on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

BONNIE AFTER BETH’S DEATH

Shortly after Duane “Dog” Chapman – the family patriarch – announced Beth’s passing, Bonnie tweeted that she would always love her mother and never forget her.

She pointed out that Beth was strong for everyone and taught her that it was okay to let go. It was not the only time Bonnie shared some details of her mom following her death, though.

Comments from Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers on her July 12 post | Photo: Instagram/bonniejoc

Comments from Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers on her July 12 post | Photo: Instagram/bonniejoc

A couple of months later, Bonnie said Beth choked on her cancer and added that Duane would go over and over what happened because he couldn’t get it out of his head. 

Bonnie also explained that the last time she saw Beth completely conscious was just before paramedics arrived at their home. According to Bonnie, Beth began gasping in the bathroom, and her family knew something wasn’t right.

Comments from Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers on her July 12 post | Photo: Instagram/bonniejoc

Comments from Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers on her July 12 post | Photo: Instagram/bonniejoc

Apart from sharing details of her mother, Bonnie also complained about all the attention her family got just after Beth passed away. She admitted it was hard, especially because they tried to “keep it together” in the “most fragile time” of their lives. 

Some of [Bonnie’s] followers shared their own experience about losing a loved one.

Comments from Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers on her July 12 post | Photo: Instagram/bonniejoc

Comments from Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers on her July 12 post | Photo: Instagram/bonniejoc

BONNIE’S MISINTERPRETED PHOTO

Knowing all the context, it shouldn’t be too surprising to see some of Bonnie’s Instagram followers sharing some encouraging words in her July 12 post. 

In the photo, Bonnie, who once confessed that "every day is tough," appeared staring at the camera with a serious face and very defined sun rays all over her body. For the caption, she wrote the Parable of the Lost Sheep.

Given that she didn’t smile and her caption was a Bible passage about a shepherd who left his flock of 99 sheep to look for one that went missing, people thought she was depressed and took to the comment section to try to lift her spirits.

Some of her followers shared their own experiences about losing loved ones, while others just hoped Bonnie was okay and let her know that she could talk to them.

However, they all misinterpreted the photo. Bonnie later shared on her Instagram Story that she wasn’t sad; she just didn’t pose. “It ain’t that deep,” the TV personality explained.

Comments from Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers on her July 12 post | Photo: Instagram/bonniejoc

Comments from Bonnie Chapman's Instagram followers on her July 12 post | Photo: Instagram/bonniejoc

LYSSA CHAPMAN ON BETH

Apart from Bonnie, Lyssa Rae Chapman has also been candid about Beth’s passing. In an exclusive interview with AmoMama, Lyssa confessed she never envisioned the Chapman family without Beth.

Lyssa added that Beth could bring the family together even if they had some differences going on. Although the Chapmans have “big egos,” Beth always found ways to put them aside and be a family.

Beth’s passing was also challenging for Lyssa’s daughters. She told us that Mady, her youngest, was “extremely close” to Beth from the moment she was born.

Mady frequently watched reruns of “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” where Beth is always on camera. Apart from that, Lyssa would tell her stories of her grandmother to keep her memory alive.

On the other hand, Abbie, Lyssa’s eldest daughter, lived with Duane in Colorado for a while. Lyssa, who welcomed Abbie when she was only 15 years old, said it was a great way to keep her daughter connected to Beth’s memory. Rest in peace, Beth Chapman.

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