The reality TV star spoke about his first experience bounty hunting with Francie on The Dr. Oz Show that is going to air on September 28.
Duane "Dog" Chapman lost the love of his life, Beth Chapman, after she lost her battle to throat cancer in 2019. And even though he never thought that he could fall in love again, along came Francie Frane.
What started as a friendship soon turned into love and the pair got engaged this year. A representative of Dog the Bounty Hunter told Today, “They’re very happy and looking forward to a long life together." For Frane, the romantic candlelight proposal came as a shock.
The Sun reported her saying, "I wasn't expecting it at all. I think I had gone to pick up some food and then when I came back he had all the lights turned down with just a few lights on and a bunch of candles lit."
"So when I came in I was like, 'Wow, this is awesome'. Then he said, 'Come in, sit down because I need to talk to you.' So I put all the food in the kitchen and I came in and he said, 'I know that God brought you into my life and I don't want to spend one moment of it without you,'" she added.
Talking about the magical moment she said, "And he got down on one knee and he opened the ring box and he said, 'Will you marry me and spend the rest of our lives together?' Who can say no to that? It was wonderful."
The couple has decided to celebrate their special moment with their fans as they wait for the COVID-19 restrictions to settle down. Talking about it Dog said, "I would love to have the biggest wedding there's ever been. I'm sorry but that's just me. I hope I can talk Francie into it and open it to my fans, the 'Dog Pound,' to everybody." He added, "It would be one hell of a party and it's just what people need right now."
But till then they've decided to do what they do best - hunt, and it looks like the reality star can't stop gushing about how great his fiance is at the profession.
In a sneak peek provided to People by ZoCo Productions, LLC, Dog can be seen sharing about his first-time bounty hunting with Frane. In the interview with Dr. Oz for The Dr. Oz Show, Dog said, "I know she's a hunter. Her and her two sons have hunted bow hunt, so they track, they look for things that the prey leaves behind. And so she's kind of a natural."
Earlier it used to be him and Beth but now, it looks like Frane has successfully filled Beth's shoes. Praising Frane, Dog said, "She just fit right in. She started getting leads and writing them down, so there's more than just tracking and hunting." He added that she's amazing at "the investigation behind the investigation and she's really, really good at that."
The couple bonded over the deaths of their significant others. He said, “I know that when I start to feel bad about Beth and it’s overwhelming, Francie seems to show up and that helps the kids."
“And I feel that Beth expects her to show up to take care of me. And Bob, Francie’s late husband, expects me to be a man and a gentleman and so I am,” he added.
Even though the couple faced some backlash from fans initially as the news of their engagement came just ten months after Beth's passing, as time has gone by, they've become more accepting of the two. While talking to People exclusively back in May, Dog revealed why he decided to propose Frane.
"I need a partner," he said. "I've said it before. There will never be another Mrs. Dog. There is not. Francie couldn't do that. There will be a last Mrs. Chapman. If Beth was here, and saw Francie and saw how she was raised, her morality and this and that, Beth would say, 'Big daddy, don't lose her,'" he added.
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Explaining how he's moving on from his tragic loss, he added, "You'll never forget the spouse. You can't help it. I will never forget. But I've got to get out there. I've got to be able to say, 'I came out of this and you can, too.' As a human being, I don't think you look for — not a replacement, because you can never find one. I'm learning that right now."
The Dr. Oz Show is going to be aired on Monday, September 28.