Dog The Bounty Hunter marries for sixth time after death of wife Beth Chapman
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Dog The Bounty Hunter has tied the knot for the sixth time, marrying Francie Frane in Colorado on Thursday, September 2nd.
The couple's wedding comes just two years after the death of Dog's wife Beth Chapman, who tragically died from cancer in June 2019.
Speaking to E! News, Dog, 68, said: "Francie and I are thrilled to be husband and wife.
"We appreciate all the prayers and well-wishes."
Francie's husband Bob also died of cancer just six months before Dog lost Beth.
And in honour of their previous spouses, Francie revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she and Dog would be penning their own wedding vows to reflect their late partners.
She told the publication: "We have been doing that all along. We have done that privately, and in our vows, we will be honouring them. We honour them all of the time."
52-year-old Francie added: "And so we will continue to do that throughout their lives. Throughout our life together, we will continue to do that. They will be a part of that always."
Reality star Dog – real name Duane Chapman – has been married five times before, and fathered 13 children.
His first wedding came in 1972 to La Fonda Sue Honeycutt, before they divorced in 1977.
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He went on to marry Anne M. Tegnell in 1979, staying with her until 1982, when he married Lyssa Rae Brittain.
Dog also tied the knot with Tawny Marie in 1991, but the pair divorced in 2002.
He finally tied the knot with Beth in 2006, and the pair remained together until her death in 2019.
Dog's current wife and rancher Francie has spoken previously about her "heavy" wedding dress and the amount of "bling" on it – which was more than she "ever thought" she'd wear for her big day.
Dog, meanwhile, opted for a bright orange suit with a matching neon cowboy hat and reflective orange shoes.
The couple also opted for their own favourite flavours for the tiers of the wedding cake.
Dog claimed: "This is going to be the celebrity wedding of 2021, scoot over Blake Shelton."
But the wedding came amid plenty of drama, with Dog's daughters Cecily and Bonnie Chapman explaining to TMZ that they weren't invited to the ceremony.
Nevertheless, Dog's whirlwind romance with Francie has seen him through some tough times, with the couple supporting each other through hardships.
Writing on Instagram last year, Dog admitted: "I scream & cry Beth where are you, why did you leave me? Then I look up & see you Francie & the pain turns to a smile I LOVE YOU WOMAN!!"
They announced their engagement in May 2020, with Dog sharing on TMZ Live: "So we hopped on the phone, started talking to each other, crying and consoling each other and then one thing led to another and it's just incredible that I've been able to meet someone like her."
- Dog the Bounty Hunter
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