Dog the Bounty Hunter files for marriage license with fiancée Francie Frane despite his children’s disapproval

DOG the Bounty Hunter has filed for a marriage license to wed fiancée Francie Frane – ignoring his disapproval from two of his two daughters.

The TV star – real name Duane Chapman – made the move in Colorado on Friday despite an ongoing rift with his children after his daughter Cecily claimed she’s not invited to the wedding.


Dog and Francie got engaged last year and plan to wed on September 2Credit: Instagram/Dog the Bounty Hunter
The TV star got engaged just 10 months after wife Beth died, taking daughters Bonnie and Cecily by surprise


The TV star got engaged just 10 months after wife Beth died, taking daughters Bonnie and Cecily by surpriseCredit: The Sun

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the 28-year-old said she’d never met Francie and that she hadn’t “gotten an invite yet”.

But with the wedding date just days away, scheduled for September 2, Dog filed for a marriage license on Friday, reports TMZ.

Dog’s proposal to Francie just 10 months after his wife Beth died following a two-year battle with throat cancer in June 2019 took his daughters by surprise.

It comes just days after Dog’s daughter Bonnie accused her famous father of being “racist and homophobic”- and claimed he cheated on her late mother Beth while she was ill.

Bonnie, 22, made the allegations in a scathing Instagram statement.

Bonnie claimed that Francie confirmed in a text that she was not invited to the wedding because she participated in social justice and BLM protests for Unleashed Entertainment TV show The System after Dog was “fired” by the streaming platform and his series Unleashed was canceled.

Bonnie said on August 24: “My father was fired by the platform for using racial and homophobic epithets towards my fellow cast members on the show, which is about social justice advocacy and protesting violence and racial bias by police.  

“I have expressed time and time again my ever-growing disappointment in my father’s progression into his old racist ways.

“I had forgiven my father after my mother’s death for countless actions that I shouldn’t have.

“He would cheat on my mom all the time and I hated him every time he did it but I forgave him because I wanted a relationship with my dad.” 

In response to Bonnie’s statement, Dog told The Sun: “Bonnie’s allegations are false and a misguided attempt to derail our wedding.”

Dog and Francie got engaged in May 2020 but had to keep delaying their nuptials due to the coronavirus pandemic, as they wanted to have a celebration without any limitations. 

The 68-year-old reality star appeared on the podcast Two Guys From Hollywood earlier this month and revealed that he will be getting married on September 2.

Dog said during the interview: “We went to the venue and picked it out yesterday and looked at it- man it costs a lot to get married, my God.

“Francie’s husband passed away over three years ago. Beth passed away over two years ago and I felt very bad to even wanting to have someone else after Beth.”

Dog’s 34-year-old daughter Lyssa, one of his 12 children, told her father “don’t lose this woman” after meeting Francie for the first time. 

Dog The Bounty Hunter reveals wedding date to fiancée Francie Frane two years after wife Beth’s tragic death

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