Being in a relationship for a long period of time is quite difficult, to say the least. But not for Beth Smith and her Bounty Hunter husband Duane 'Dog' Chapman as they're together for more than 20-years now.
Despite getting divorced multiple times before their marriage, the couple is living a whole new and beautiful life together with their children in Hawaii. Let's find out all the details about this inspiring couple in today's section.
Dog's the Bounty Hunter' Beth Smith (Chapman) Married To Husband Duane Chapman Since 2006
It's an uncommon occurrence when one who's been divorced several times under various circumstances before would get an ideal accomplice after such a variety of fizzled connections.
But Duane and Beth Chapman are truly a lucky couple!
Beth and Duane during their stroll in Hawaii alongside their son Leland.
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He's certainly happy after marrying his fifth wife Beth in 2006.
Duane met 19-years-old Beth in 1986. During that time he was living with his wife Tawny Marie. But when his marriage with her began to fail, he started dating Beth.
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However, after a few years, the couple went through an unstable relationship yet they persevered through all that by making several compromises.
Duane and Beth during their show premier in Hawaii.
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After knowing each other for more than 16-years, they decided to tie the knot on May 20, 2006, at the Hilton Hotel in Waikoloa Village in Hawaii.
Children Between The Couple
Duane is the father of quite a large number of children. In total with his five wives, he shares 12 children with them. With Beth, he has two children one daughter, Bonnie Joanne Chapman, and son, Garry Chapman.
Beth and Duane together with their children, From L to R-Lyssa, Beth, Duane, Christopher, and Leland.
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Duane also adopted Beth's daughter Cecily from her previous marriage to Duane's best friend from High School. The bounty hunter couple is living together with their three children in their house in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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But Beth's relationship wasn't always this good as her previous two relationships failed.
Previous Relationship of Beth Smith
Before giving birth to Duane's two children, Beth had a child, Dominic Davis, from her teenage relationship with high school boyfriend.
Before marrying Duane, Beth married his high school best friend.
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After breaking up with him, Beth married her first husband and conceived a second child, a girl named Cecily Barmore.
Ironically, her first husband was a high school friend of Duane. Soon after Duane and Beth got together, he adopted her daughter Cecily as his own child.
The couple alongside their two children, Leland Chapman and Lyssa Chapman, from Duane's previous marriage, worked together in their show, Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Long and painful battle ahead!!!!
Beth Smith Is No More Cancer Free
As per the recent reports, Beth has been diagnosed with stage II throat cancer. It is a tragic moment for Beth and her family she
“As most of you know I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected,”
“I’ve been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost fifty years but nothing as serious as the one I heard
from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, ‘You have cancer.’”
She further said:
“After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis of stage II throat cancer. I have what is referred to as a T2 Tumor in my throat that is blocking my breathing. My doctors are suggesting immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses.”
Despite all this, she is dealing with the situation very positively as she further said:
"My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come. I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time.”
As long as her husband "Dog Chapman" and children are on her side she can fight anything even cancer. As of now, we can only wish for her good health and hope God will give her the courage to deal with the situation.
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We have bad news for you guys!
Beth who was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in September 2017 was cancer-free a year ago but tragically doctors found cancer cells in her all again!
As per some reliable sources, the cancer cells were detected when she was undergoing emergency surgery on 27 November 2018.
Dog revealed about Beth's operation,
"She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery yesterday. They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk. … "
He gave another update about Beth that shocked many people around,
"They got most of the throat cancer out. Her airway is clear now, but the doctors are afraid that it has spread. They are doing a biopsy scan to check if it has spread. … Last time it didn’t spread at all, so we’re hoping the same thing.”
It is, of course, the matter of praise that Beth has full love and support of her loving husband which is the most important thing for an individual during the difficult situation.
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Repost from @janebondsurety It is the small things.... He indeed holds her heart in his hands. In the wee hours as we await the call of her emergence from the event, I am struck by many things. There isn’t much to do while you wait. Literally time feels like it’s standing still. So, you think. You watch. While many don’t understand the chaos and super cells this family weathers. I do. They are indeed the crazy glue that keeps each other together. They fight large and love even larger. I watch as the patriarch fields constant contact from the outside wanting any shred of news. He guards her. Fiercely. He is in his own private hell. You know this. You can see it in his eyes and hear his voice crack when he speaks of her. He guards her as she has guarded him so many times before. Unwaveringly and unconditionally. For many this larger than life family can be baffling. For those of us that see it on the daily, it’s easy to understand. Because at the core is an absolute love for one another and the family they have created. What the future holds for all is unknown. What I do know is that none of them will be alone. There is a blanket of peace and serenity knowing this. You see, it is indeed the small things. The gestures, the soft words spoken, being present, providing encouragement, being humble, saying silent prayers, a wink, a squeeze of the hand or uttering the word Chiricahua. All of it mattered. Every. Single. Thing.
Despite her health trauma, she is active on social media and we can clearly see how her husband is by her side in every circumstance.
She, herself is standing so strong for herself as she's not letting her ongoing cancer battle to steal her joy and happiness. She posted an Instagram image on 11 June 2019 where she insisted that cancer will not beat her.
Well, we hope to see Beth healthy all again very soon!
Despite her condition, Smith started filming her new show, Dog's Most Wanted. Suddenly, on 22nd June 2019, she was taken to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma. Later, on 26th June, she died of cancer. Following the death, her body was cremated and some of the ashes were scattered at sea.
Quick Facts About Beth Smith
- Born on October 29, 1967, in Denver, Colorado as Alice Elizabeth Smith.
- Born to Basketball player Garry Smith and mother.
- Fifth wife of Duane Chapman.
- Started Working as Bounty Hunter alongside her husband in 1995.
- Beth serves as the president of the National Bail Bonds Association.
- Her husband Duane works alongside her as a lobbyist for the bail bond industry.
- Her net worth was $2 million as of 2019.
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