It’s been five years since Dog The Bounty Hunter went off the air and now fans are wondering what happened to Duane Lee Chapman. Duane and his wife, Beth Chapman, recently appeared on their two-hour special — Dog and Beth: Fight Of Their Lives — which aired on Nov. 27, 2017, on A&E. The special documented the couple’s life while Beth battled throat cancer. Thankfully, their return to television was made even more special with good news for their family.
“If you love me, Lord, you’ll let me die first. Don’t let me bury Bethy,” he heartbreakingly told the camera. He later turned toward his family and his wife to deliver the good news, “Hello, attention. No cancer. There is a God. This could be a miracle. This could be a healing. [The doctor] said if I wasn’t such a good husband it wouldn’t have worked out that great. Oh, I can breathe. Beth Chapman, you did it.”
Duane and Beth in 2013.
Beth had been open about her battle with cancer in the past and admitted that doctors gave her a 50/50 chance of beating the disease. She didn’t let that bring her down and remained optimistic about her recovery.
“I realize the road I am about to travel will be rocky, full of unexpected twists and turns. But I know one thing for sure,” she said. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road. I will fight every step of the way. 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.”
These days it looks like Beth and Duane are continuing to enjoy their life together. Duane has his own business, Duane Lee Chapman Bail Bonds Inc. in Northeast Florida that serves all areas of Florida.
“After deciding to leave the show in 2010 I relocated to Jacksonville, Florida and opened my own busines,” he wrote on Facebook. “Learning the Florida statues, and gaining knowledge of the intricate role that bail plays in the Florida legal system. I am passionate about my job, and truly enjoy working with the people I meet.”
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