Before she died, Beth Chapman made sure to prepare her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, for life without her. Though she wanted to teach him how to be alone, part of that was also sharing words of comfort. During the bounty hunter’s appearance on The Dr. Oz Show on Monday, September 30, the Dog’s Most Wanted star revealed how his wife had attempted to be there for him even after her death. Though Beth passed away on June 26, she left her man with a special sentiment that would stick with him.
“She said, ‘The Bible says time heals all wounds’ — and I looked and that’s not in there … and she said, ‘With time, it’ll get better,'” Duane, 66, revealed in a clip obtained by Fox News. Beth didn’t just have those sweet words, though. She also shared a warning with her man, adding, “But don’t you ever take my name off your chest!” Of course, her husband, who has called his late wife his “always and forever,” vowed, “I promise you, honey, I won’t.”
Though the blonde bombshell was talking about the Dog the Bounty Hunter star’s actual tattoo of her name, we bet she meant it metaphorically as well. In July, the couple’s daughter Bonnie Jo Chapman reassured fans that her father wouldn’t remarry. “He found his soulmate,” she said during an Instagram Q&A. “No one can replace her in his heart. Their love was one of a kind, [and] it made me believe love truly exists.” The WGN America star shared a similar sentiment himself when chatting with Entertainment Tonight.
“For two to three years, she knew this might happen,” he said. “So she would say, ‘Who is going to sit next to you?’ And I said, ‘No one.'” She told him, “Big Daddy, you better not let another girl take my place,” and he promised her, “I won’t.”
The star has been struggling in the wake of his wife’s loss, however. Though daughter-in-law Jamie Pilar Chapman gushed about how he has “handled everything with grace,” he’s recently experienced some health scares of his own. In September, he was rushed to the hospital after suffering a cardiac event and was later diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. Though he’s on the mend, he confessed that he thought it was partially a “psychological” reaction to having a “broken heart.”
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