American bounty hunter Duane Chapman has finally found his perfect match after a series failed relationships and marriages. Currently, Duane “Dog” Chapman is married to his fifth wife, Beth Smith. The couple lives a happily married life since 2009.
Duane Chapman and his wife Beth Smith make a very supportive couple. They held a nationwide political campaign which demands the end of a policy that removes cash bail for thugs. Given Chapman's history with bounty hunting, it's no wonder he doesn't like the policy!
Bounty Hunter Duane Chapman And His Wife Beth Smith's Married Life
Sixty-four-year-old television personality Chapman and his wife, Beth Smith, first met back in 1986. At the time, Smith was only 19.
Chapman and Smith shared an on again and off again relationship for several years. The couple even married different people. Chapman married his third wife, Tawny Marie, in 1992 only to separate in 1994. Smith was previously married- to Keith A. Barmore; she has a daughter together with Keith.
Duane Chapman and wife Beth Smith
Duane Chapman and Beth Smith finally decided to settle down, after marrying different people and getting divorced, and they married each other on 20th May 2006.
The couple exchanged vows in a romantic sunset ceremony held at Hilton Hotel in Waikoloa Village. It happened after a day Chapman's daughter; Barbara Katie expired in a car crash.
Duane Chapman and wife Beth Smith
Chapman and Smith have two children; Bonnie Joanne Chapman and Garry Chapman. Chapman also adopted Smith's daughter Cecily from her previous relationship with Keith A. Barmore. Currently, the couple is in their 11th year of blissful married life along with their children.
Chapman posted a message on September 15 where he thanked all his fans for their healing prayers and love for Beth during this difficult time. Just a day after, his wife Smith disclosed of her diagnosis with stage II cancer. The two a couple of weeks after her diagnosis spotted together in Los Angeles for the first time. They took a romantic dinner at Craig's restaurant.
Despite the situation and series of failed relationships, Chapman is staying positive and strong about her recovery.
Duane Chapman's Relationship History
Beth Smith is Duane Chapman's fifth wife. Chapman married La Fonda Sue, his first wife, on April 1, 1972. Chapman and LaFonda together have two children; Duane Lee Chapman II and Leland Chapman. Their relationship lasted for five years- they divorced on October 27, 1977.
After two years of his divorce from La Fonda, Chapman married Anne M. Tegnell on August 22, 1979. Chapman has three children; Zebediah Duane Chapman, Wesley Chapman, and J.R. "James" Chapman, from his second wife, Anne. They divorced in 1982.
Duane Chapman and Lyssa Rae Brittain
Chapman married Lyssa Rae Brittain, his third wife, on June 22, 1982. The couple together has three children: Barbara Katie "B.K" Chapman, Tucker Dee Chapman, and Lyssa "Baby Lyssa" Rae Chapman. They divorced on November 20, 1991.
Duane Chapman and Tawny Marie
After only a year of his divorce with his third wife, Chapman married Tawny Marie. The couple married in 1992 but their relationship was short-lived, they separated after two years. Their divorce was finalized in 2002.
Duane Chapman married Beth Smith in 2009, and the couple is together since then.
Duane Chapman Quick Facts
- Chapman's birth name is Duane Lee Chapman.
- Duane Chapman was born on February 2, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, US.
- He is the son of Wesley and Barbara Chapman.
- He has two younger sisters and one brother.
- Her birth sign is Aquarius.
- His nicknames are; Dog, The Dog, and Big Daddy.
- Chapman stands at the height of 5' 7" (1.7 m).
- He is best known for reality television show Dog the Bounty Hunter from 2004 to 2012.
- In the year 2007, Chapman also wrote an autobiography, You Can Run But You Can't Hide which became a huge popular reaching at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Beth Smith Quick Facts
- Smith's birth name is Alice Elizabeth Smith.
- She was born on October 29, 1967, in Denver, Colorado, United States.
- Her height is 1.7 m.