Duane 'Dog' Chapman and his wife Beth have a complicated and sweet love story, do you know it?

Apr 20, 2018
09:01 A.M.
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Although this couple may have been through numerous setbacks, from being married to other people to enduring substance abuse and issues with the law, they're going stronger than ever.


According to Country Living, Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife, Beth Chapman, met in 1988 for the first time after she got in trouble with the law at the age of 19.

She got caught "shoplifting" after going out of a grocery store with a lemon in her hand while trying to attend a call from her boss at the time. The situation got worse after authorities discovered an unregistered, unlicensed gun in her pocket.

Although she didn't want to do the paperwork needed to bail her out of jail, which was supposed to be done in Dog's office, when she finally saw him, she felt very attracted.

After doing different things to get Dog's attention, even getting more jail time for it, by the time she was out, Dog had separated from his wife, but he was dating his secretary, who would become his fourth wife.


She started working in the bond business just to be in contact with him, as he would recruit her for bounties if he needed her.

Then, Beth also got married, but they were still in contact. After Dog's mother passed away and he got divorced, he started using too many substances while dating another addict.


Although Beth tried to help him during those dark times, even kicking her addict girlfriend out of the house, he wasn't in a position to accept that help and they stopped speaking for over six months.

Fate brought them together during a mission, and after a passionate moment, he moved to her placed alongside his children. Over the next few years, they grew their business together.


While their media career was on the rise, this took a toll on the relationship, as they were both too busy to even maintain a healthy relationship.

In 2005, Dog proposed to Beth for the first time in Las Vegas, and finally got married on May 20, 2006, in a sunset ceremony at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii.

However, the day before the wedding, Dog's daughter, Barbara Katy Chapman, died in a car accident near her home in Fairbanks, Alaska.


In 2012, Dog the Bounty Hunter was canceled after eight seasons. Then they moved to CMT for the show Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, but in 2016, they took a break from television, ending the series after three seasons.

In September 2017, Beth was diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer, but by the end of November, Dog revealed that Beth was cancer-free on the A&E special, Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives.