The reality star talks about life with fiancée Francie Frane
Duane “Dog” Chapman and Francie Frane spoke about their relationship in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. As they prepare for their nuptials, the two spoke about life together, grieving their late spouses and how cancer bonded them together.
For those who do not know, Dog’s wife Beth Chapman died from cancer in 2019, and France’s husband Bob died six months prior to that. They met in June 2019, just a short while after Beth’s passing.
Their new life
The Dog the Bounty Hunter star met Frane after he reached out to her late husband for landscaping work, and after their spouses’ death, they got closer over their mutual losses, and Dog said that he “knew right away this was love.” Frane said that they were able to understand exactly what kind of pain the other person was in, and were able to talk about it. “We were able to walk alongside each other through the pain and heartbreak and it brought us together in this amazing way.”
The couple was criticized a lot at the start as people felt that they moved on so soon after the death of their spouses, and this was when Dog said that he was “haunted” by Beth for “a bit,” but said that he knew it was her who guided him to Francie, so that he won’t die of a broken heart. Frane added that they are both still grieving and that they won’t leave Bob or Beth behind.
Dog said that he understood his fans’ feelings for her as he and Beth have “built a legacy” through their shows. The couple said that even they didn’t expect things to happen so quick. But since they are doing so well together, we wish them the best.