La Fonda Sue Honeycutt Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Oct, 2019
Facts of La Fonda Sue Honeycutt
Date of Birth: 1953 , January-20
Age: 67 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name La Fonda Sue Honeycutt
Birth Name La Fonda Sue Honeycutt
Father Glenn Honeycutt
Mother Elwanda Loan Honeycutt
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Pampa, Gray County, Texas
Profession Homemaker
Married to Jim Darnell
Children Duane Lee Chapman II, Leland Blane Chapman, Britney Lynn Darnell, Hannah Dawn Darnell
Divorce Duane Chapman(1972-1977)
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La Fonda Sue Honeycutt is an American personality most famous for being the ex-wife of the bounty hunter and reality TV star, Duane Chapman. She was the first wife of Duane, with whom she mothered two children. She divorced Duane after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to five years in prison.

An Obscure Early Life 

La Fonda Sue Honeycutt was born on January 20, 1953, in Pampa, Gray County, Texas, United States. She was born to Glenn Honeycutt and Elwanda Loan Honeycutt. She is one of ten children born to Glenn and Elwanda Honeycutt.

She completed her school education from Pampa High School in 1971. Details about her further education are not known to date.

Life with Duane Chapman and Life After

On April 1, 1972, La Fonda tied the knot with Duane Chapman. At the time, Duane was a member of an outlaw biker gang called Devils Disciples and was a popular felon. At the time, he had unwittingly fathered a son named Christopher Michael Hecht with a teenage fling with a woman named Debbie White.

Things came to a head when Duane was convicted of first-degree murder in a drug-deal-gone-wrong. He was the getaway driver when his friend murdered 69-year-old Jerry Oliver over a dispute over marijuana. He pleaded not guilty but was sent to a Texas penitentiary, nonetheless.

La Fonda and ex-husband Duane Chapman SOURCE: InformationCradle

On October 27, 1977, La Fonda filed for divorce against Duane when he was still in prison and was granted custody of their two children Duane Lee Chapman II and Leland Blane Chapman.

In the same year, La Fonda married Duane’s best friend, Jim Darnell. Together, they gave birth to two children, Britney Lynn Darnell, and Hannah Dawn Darnell.

After serving 18 months of his five-year sentence at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, Duane was released on parole following which he pursued the life of a bounty hunter. He went on to re-marry a number of times and fathered many children.

La Fonda and Duane Chapman’s Settlement

Not much is known about the net worth of La Fonda, but she received a settlement of $500,000 in child service payment from Duane after their divorce in 1977.

Due to a career in reality TV and his earnings as a bounty hunter and former bail bondsman, Duane Chapman is said to be worth $6 million.

Her second son with Duane, Leland, also operates an Alabama-based bail bond company named Bounty Hunter Tactical Supply Co. He is said to be worth $2 million as of 2019.

La Fonda’s Convoluted Family Tree

La Fonda came into the limelight simply because of her relationship with Duane. She had a tumultuous relationship with her first husband, Duane, whom she divorced in the fall 70s. Her sons with Duane both have appeared in the reality TV show Bounty Hunter with their father.

La Fonda with her daughter-in-law and granddaughter
SOURCE: Instagram

La Fonda is a mother of four children and grandmother of five. However, she is also a stepmother to many children from her two marriages. Duane married four more women after her, from which he has ten more children excluding two with her.

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