Dog The Bounty Hunter Marries Francie Frane In Colorado

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Dog the Bounty Hunter and Francie Frane are now husband and wife.

Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, met Francie during a fragile time in his life. His wife, Beth, had passed away in June 2019.

A few months later, Dog tried to call Bob Frane, who used to do some yard work for him. But when he called, Francie was the one who answered. Bob was her husband, and she informed Dog he recently passed away.

Dog and Francie bonded over their shared heartache, and a romance quickly blossomed.

They got engaged in May 2020, just one month after going public with their relationship.


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The couple waited for over a year to tie the knot. They revealed their wedding date (September 2), but kept most other details about their nuptials under wraps.

Dog and Francie did share some information with ET. In an interview with the outlet just days before their wedding, Francie said the two of them wrote their own vows and would honor Beth and Bob during the ceremony.

We have done that privately, and in our vows, we will be honoring them,” she said. “We honor them all of the time.”

Francie also described her wedding gown, which she said “has more bling on it” than she ever expected she’d like. As for Dog, he seemingly teased his wedding attire when he uploaded a photo of himself posing next to a bright orange tux much like the one Jim Carey wore in Dumb and Dumber.


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While no photos have emerged from Dog and Francie’s wedding as of press time, ET confirmed the couple got married in Colorado on September 2 as planned.

The U.S. Sun also confirmed the news. The publication states that Dog and Francie tied the knot at a wedding venue called The Pinery at the Hill in Colorado Springs while “surrounded by friends and family members.”

But there were some family members who weren’t present. Two of Dog’s daughters, Cecily and Bonnie, were not invited to the wedding. Cecily and Bonnie have recently brought their father’s character into question, and he has fired back at their accusations.

Also, Dog’s brother-in-law passed away just days before the wedding. He paid tribute to him in a post on social media, and asked his followers to pray for his sister.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details about Dog and Francie’s wedding are revealed. In the meantime, head below to watch a video of the couple speaking about their love story.