The Chapman patriarch has been going through a hard time emotionally and physically since he lost his wife.
Duane "Dog" Chapman has battled with grief ever since he lost his wife, Beth Chapman, to throat cancer in June 2019. He remembers her often and shares his pain on social media as well. Perhaps, to feel a sense of solidarity with those who follow him there. The reality TV star and bounty hunter faced a health scare after he lost his wife and accusations from his daughter as well.
The 66-year-old has been in mourning since he lost Beth, who was only 51 when she died. Dog recently shared a heartbreaking message on social media captioning it, "No words to say." The Blast reported that he shared an image of a pendant that had the images of a dragonfly and it read, "My mind still talks to you...my heart still looks for you...my soul knows you are at peace."
After he shared the image on Instagram, dozens of people commented on his post talking about how they lost a loved one after a long illness, which is what happened to Beth. She had battled stage II throat cancer since 2017 but was declared cancer-free post-surgery. Unfortunately, it returned in November 2018 and she was taken to the hospital just a few days before she passed away. The fierce woman had wanted to fight her disease and she had a will to live. Eventually, on June 26, 2019, with her husband and family around her, she died.
Since then, Duane Chapman has had trouble eating and taking care of himself. "I'm going through some psychological things right now too, so that doesn't help," Chapman, who married Beth in 2006, told FOX affiliate KDVR. "I think, basically, I had a broken heart. And of course, it's going to heal. There's something haywire or it's psychologically. I don't know," Chapman added. "I guess things happen like that. I've never... I don't do drugs."
He also experienced issues physically after he had a pulmonary embolism and had difficulty eating. "I can’t eat. Two bites, I’m full. I got to force-feed myself like I force-fed her,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
Apart from this, the Chapman patriarch has been feeling lonely and he was getting friendly with Beth's former assistant, Moon Angell. It did not go down well with his daughter, Lyssa, who berated her father and Angell for their growing closeness. The reality TV star has made it clear amply that he would never marry again since there can't be another Beth. He recently proposed to Angell during a Dr. Oz episode. However, the proposal seemed like a way to prove his point that there was no relationship between the two. Angell also rejected his proposal and it was revealed that this was a stunt to make their point.
"When your spouse dies, as a man, I mean as me, so generally probably everybody, you’re released from that obligation of being married," the bounty hunter and reality star told People Now. "So your mind and you go crazy. And then after a while, you realize that never will no one ever love me as much as she did. And I will probably never love anyone else as much as I loved her." He also added, "Sex is a thing like almost in the past right now. I’m not having it and I don’t care. It’s weird."