Nearly nine months later, Duane Chapman still misses his beloved Beth. And for the first time, he had to spend the day of love without her.
Since Beth Chapman's passing on June 26, 2019, her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman has been trying to get over his grief over losing her. And this February 14 was the first time the former Dog the Bounty Hunter star spent his Valentine's Day without her in decades. Taking to Instagram, he posted an emotional plea to his beloved, which had fans flooding the comments section with words of support.
According to People, posting a picture of Beth, he captioned it saying, "How I wish upon a star where are YOU BETH WHERE ARE YOU!!" Understanding the depth of the emotions behind those simple words, his fans and those of Beth encouraged him and sent him meaningful notes. One person said, "Duane she is all around you. She is in the air you breathe, When someone says something that catches your attention that reminds you of her it’s her way of telling you your not alone. I am a firm believer!!"
Another user wrote, "She’s watching over you and with you always big daddy! I’m so sorry you’re hurting," wrote another user. "Give it to god and be still. Let him work, just believe and keep your faith!!! Love and hugs to u Duane!"
Another one read, "I know this is real account because her pic and those right now felt like Duane Chapman’s real heart and feeling. I just felt it when I opened up my Instagram and it was the first post I saw. There will never be enough words that I can say to you or any of your family members who loved this Diva the way that you all do," another user wrote.
For months now, Duane has been trying to cope with Beth's death after the 51 year old lost the battle against stage II throat cancer. During her final rites that were held in Hawaii, he said, “I cannot believe that she’s gone. This is not possible, I want to wake up from a dream. In the ’70s, I did 18 months in the Texas penitentiary and I told God yesterday I’d do five years, ten years day to day just to kiss her again. I never felt like this," according to People.
But despite the heartbreaking pain of knowing he wouldn't get to hold her again, he has faith that they will meet again. He explained, “She will never be dead to me. She is in another place. I’m gonna get to heaven and make her so proud. She’s gonna say like she said here, ‘That’s my man right there, that’s big daddy right there.'" Recently, the 66-year-old shared an image on Instagram of a pendant that paid tribute to his late wife, reported The Blast. It had a dragonfly on it along with the words, "My mind still talks to you...my heart still looks for you...my soul knows you are at peace."
We are with you in this time of need. Rest in peace, Beth Chapman.