It’s been a rough few month for Beth Chapman, but luckily she’s got some incredible friends in her life to be by her side and support her. Now, she’s showing them love right back. In a sweet new Instagram post, the Dog the Bounty Hunter star is giving a birthday shoutout to one of her BFFs, Shannon Tweed Simmons. As a fellow reality TV personality and a former star of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, another A&E show, Shannon knows both what it’s like to live in the public eye — and that having good friends is crucial. When times get tough, the two women have each others’ backs, through thick, thin, and cancer.

“Happy birthday to an amazing human and friend a friend [whose] love knows no boundary’s [sic] 💋,” Beth, 51, wrote on the social media site. “Being there when you need her, just a short text away when [you’re] down, a [little] bit of love from her goes a long way …❤️ She’s honest and fiercely loyal. Life is a gift to be shared with people who love you 🌹 I’m blessed to have her in my life! Happy Birthday, Doll.”

It looks like the two reality stars celebrated together at Shannon’s birthday party and had a great time vamping for the cameras. Think husbands Duane “Dog” Chapman and Gene Simmons got some snaps together, too? We’d love to see that! In the meantime, though, we’re just glad to see that Beth and Shannon, 62, are still so tight. The Gene Simmons Family Jewels star was there for her pal during Beth’s first cancer battle. She even appeared on the Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives special to support them in their struggle, and Beth has called them #bestfriendgoals and #bestiesforlife in the past.

“I could not have made it through this ordeal without her,” Beth said in November 2017. “She went to every [doctor’s] appointment. I may not have had surgery without her! She stayed by my side every minute of every day. I will always be grateful for her friendship and constant love and support. Proverbs 17:17 ‘A friend loves at all times and a sister is born of adversity.’ Thank you, Shannon, I love you.”


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