When Beth Chapman died, Duane Chapman was devastated to the core. And after facing a "broken heart" he doesn't want to marry again.
They say time is the biggest healer. It's been four months since the beloved television reality star of Dog the Bounty Hunter show Beth Chapman passed away after battling cancer for years, leaving behind her kids and the love of her life, Duane "Dog" Chapman. But despite the time that has passed, Duane Chapman has not had it any easier since losing his beloved.
“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.”
And ever since laying her to rest at the end of June, the 66-year-old reality star admitted that his views on physical intimacy have changed. “Sex is a thing like almost in the past right now,” he told the outlet. “I’m not having it and I don’t care. It’s weird.”
It doesn't look like he plans to date again soon either. “Not that I have, but you know, it’s not worth it,” he explained. “I don’t want to tell the whole story about my mom, my dad, and my life and all that stuff again to a new person. Not yet.”
In another interview with People, he had also mentioned how he would never remarry, even if he was open to love again. “What deal we said is I will never take ‘Beth’ off my chest, I have her name here. And I will never get married,” he said. “And she said to me, ‘We are human, okay?’ And probably the same thing I’d say to her: ‘I know you’re gonna have a boyfriend, I hope you have 10, but don’t go fricking marry one, and say those words. Don’t you dare do that.’ I would say that, and she did say that to me.”
As for how he's handling the grief of losing Beth forever, he credits the journey to being around his loved ones. “As long as I’m not alone. If I’m completely alone, then I start thinking about it and crying,” he said to People Now. “If I’m around people, it’s a little easier.”
Even then, it hasn't been a cakewalk, what with the burglary at Beth's store and dealing with a heart-related medical emergency. Duane Chapman has been on a rollercoaster ride since his wife's passing, though he continues to star in the show, Dog the Bounty Hunter.
According to Mirror UK, Beth was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in September 2017, her third battle with the disease. She passed away on June 26 at the age of 51. Dog announced the news in a heartbreaking tweet. “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” he wrote. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.” Her first wake was held in Hawaii.