Dog The Bounty Hunter Reveals How Wife Beth Prepared Him For Her Death
By Hayden Brooks
July 11, 2019
As you probably guessed, Duane "Dog" Chapman is still processing the death of his wife Beth Chapman and the reality star sat down with ET to talk about life without his partner in crime.
"[With any] new experience that you have, you don't know how you're doing because you've never experienced it," the Dog's Most Wanted star said during the intimate interview. "I have a lot of people who depend on me. All my supervisors said, 'Dog, it's time to man up.' So I'm trying to man up." Elsewhere in the discussion, Chapman revealed that the two discussed what would happen after she passed away. "For two to three years, she knew this might happen. So she would say, 'Who is going to sit next to you?' And I said, 'No one,'" he recalled. "'Big Daddy, you better not let another girl take my place.' I said, 'I won't.'"
He also told ET that as Beth's health took a dip, both stars had to partake in therapy to deal with the ongoing issues. "I needed therapy and the therapy she used when she was sick was to hunt. Her therapy, you know, was hunting, bounty hunting, catching the bad guy," he explained.
Chapman died on June 26 after fighting for her life in a Hawaii hospital. She was 51. Dog took to Twitter to share his farewell to his wife. "It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side," he wrote. During the weekend prior, Chapman was admitted to Hawaii's Queen's Medical Center and placed in a medically-induced coma amid her battle with Stage 2 throat cancer since 2017. She was laid to rest with a memorial service in Hawaii and cremated, as per her final wishes.
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