Duane ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Chapman is getting married to fiancée Francie Frane next week on September 2.
But two of his daughters have been left off the guest list; he has a total of 13 children.
Cecily and Bonnie Chapman told TMZ that they think they have not been asked to attend the nuptials and they think it is because they resemble his late wife Beth and the star perhaps does not want to be reminded of her.
Dog and Francie have responded that they ‘love Cecily and Bonnie very much’ but they ‘wish to keep any family issues private.’
Some cannot come: Duane ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Chapman is getting married to fiancée Francie Frane next week on September 2. But two of his daughters have been left off the guest list; he has a total of 13 children
When the site contacted Dog, he said that he and Francie love Cecily and Bonnie but do not want to comment beyond that.
The ladies told the site that they get along well with Francie.
So they suspect that Dog has not wanted them to attend for some reason, and they even went as far as to say they think they have been left off the guest list because look so much like his late wife Beth.
Beth died at a hospital in Hawaii after a long battle with cancer on June 26, 2019. She was 51. She and Dog had been married since 2006 and she co-starred alongside her husband on Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and Dog’s Most Wanted.
Not on the guest list: Cecily (pictured) and Bonnie Chapman told TMZ that they think they have not been asked to attend the nuptials and they think it is because they resemble his late wife Beth and the star perhaps does not want to be reminded of her
Cecily, who is his stepdaughter, said she and Bonnie both look so much like Beth that it might spook Dog.
Cecily texted Dog but he did not text back.
Bonnie has not reached out to Dog but told the site she wishes she had been invited and thinks Beth would have wanted that too.
When the site reached out to Dog and Francie they responded: ‘We love Cecily and Bonnie very much, as we do all of our family. We pray for their health and happiness every day. Beyond this statement, we wish to keep any family issues private.’
Please don’t come: Bonnie has not reached out to Dog but told the site she wishes she had been invited and thinks Beth would have wanted that too
Cecily and Bonnie added that they think that Garry – the son of Beth and Garry – has been invited because he does not look like Beth.
And it was added by the site, ‘Dog tends to favor his sons anyway.’
Chapman has been married five times and has 13 children.
His first child is Christopher Michael Hecht, whose mother is Debbie White.
He two children with his first ex-wife, La Fonda Sue Darnell: they are sons Duane Lee Chapman, II (born in 1973) and Leland Blane Chapman (born in 1976).
There IS a resemblance: Cecily, right, really does look like Beth, left, as she said
With second ex-wife Ann Tegnell, Dog welcomed three children: Zebadiah Chapman (born in 1980, but is deceased) Wesley Chapman (also born in 1980), and James Robert Chapman (born in 1982).
With third ex-wife, Lyssa Rae Brittain, he had daughter Barbara Katie Chapman (born 1982; she is deceased), son Tucker Dee Chapman (born 1983) and Lyssa Rae Chapman (born 1987).
Dog had two children with Beth: Bonnie (born 1998) and Garry (born 2001).
He adopted Cecily Barmore-Chapman (born 1993) who Beth had with her ex-husband.
The 68-year-old reality television star – who has been married five times previously – will be marrying 52-year-old rancher Francie next week. He said this summer: ‘I’m getting married. We went to the venue, picked it out yesterday, looked at it. Man, it costs a lot to get married.’
They began dating in March 2020 which was 10 months after his wife Beth died.
The family: Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman (C) and family arrive at Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center in 2013 in Los Angeles, California
When he wed Beth: From left are Timothy Chapman, jr., Leland Chapman, Duane lee Chapman, Tim Cahpman, Boris Krutonog, Dog, Beth, Moon Angell, Maureen Krutonog, Carrie Chirstman, Lyssa Chapman, Cecily Chapman in 2006
As Francie had also lost her husband to cancer, Dog looked for spiritual guidance as he explained: ‘Francie’s husband passed away over three years ago, Beth passed away over two years ago, and I felt very bad about even wanting to have someone else after Beth.
‘And then when I went to the Bible, the Genesis, and found out how Adam got Eve, as I was going to find the exact story, I saw the scripture that says, “God does not want a man to be alone.”
Sad: They began dating in March 2020 which was 10 months after his wife Beth Chapman died in June 2019 after complications from throat cancer, as Dog and Beth are seen in 2017
‘He knows we need a companion, whether we’re a man or a woman. So anyway, yes, September 2.’
He proposed to Francie nearly a year after his wife’s death.
Francie also lost her spouse to cancer and Dog has said in the past that their collective grief is something they can bond over.
A few days after announcing his engagement to Francie, Duane told TMZ at the time that ‘it’s just incredible that I’ve been able to meet someone like her.’
He explained: ‘Well, she for a living she’s a rancher and she has recently lost her husband to cancer, six months before I lost Beth. So we like hooked up on the phone and started you know, talking to each other, crying, consoling each other.’
Dynamic duo: She and Dog had been married since 2006 and she co-starred alongside her husband on Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and Dog’s Most Wanted