DOG The Bounty Hunter got married to fiancee Francie Frane on Thursday, The Sun can reveal.
The wedding celebration came after the TV personality defended himself against claims of racism and homophobia by his daughter Bonnie.
Sources told The Sun Francie wore a white sleeveless gown for her big day, and the wedding and reception were held in Colorado Springs.
Dog – real name Duane Chapman – proposed to Francie, 52, in May 2020 after the two bonded over losing their spouses to cancer.
Last month Dog told UsWeekly: “This isn’t just a wedding ceremony, it’s going to be a marriage.
SHE’S THE ONE
“I knew Francie was the one almost straight away, and we’re both looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together.”
The TV star previously revealed how Francie helped him in the months after the devastating death of his wife Beth in June 2019.
Francie was also grieving her husband, Bob, who died of cancer just six months before Beth.
“We hooked up on the phone and started talking to each other, crying and consoling each other,” Dog told TMZ in May 2020.
“Then, one thing led to another.” he added.
Francie is Dog’s sixth wife.
The 68-year-old was previously married to Beth Chapman, who died in 2019 aged 51.
Before Beth, he was married to Tawny Marie Chapman from 1991 to 2003, Lyssa Rae Brittain from 1982 to 1991, Anne M. Tengell from 1979 to 1982 and La Fonda Sue Honeycutt from 1972 to 1977.
Dog and Beth became famous when they starred together on Dog The Bounty Hunter until it was canceled in 2012.
They then starred in spinoff Dog and Beth: On the Hunt on CMT until that series ended in 2015.
In 2017 they starred together in Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives, a two-hour special documenting Beth’s health battle after being diagnosed with stage four throat cancer.
This week, the 68-year-old hit back against racism claims made by his daughter Bonnie, 22, in a sit down with ET this week where he said he was given a pass to use the N-word.
DOG DENIES ACCUSATIONS
Bonnie, who was not invited to the wedding, has previously claimed that Dog – real name Duane Chapman – is racist, homophobic and cheated on his late wife Beth – Bonnie’s mother.
In the interview Dog told Kevin Frazier: “I have never been a racist.
“I’m 33.5 percent Apache. But because of over 15 years ago, I have an Achilles’ heel because I used the wrong word.”
In a leaked phone call to his son in 2007, Dog was heard using the N-word multiple times.
It lead to his show being canceled by A&E.
When asked by ET why he used the word so freely, Dog said: “I thought I had a pass in the Black tribe to use it, kind of like Eminem.”
When pressed on who gave him the pass, Dog said it was ‘The brothers.”
Explaining who “the brothers” were, Dog said: “I had just gotten out of prison in 1979 after spending time, 18 months in Texas and it was probably three-fourths from the Black tribe.
“So that was a word that we used back and forth, as maybe a compliment. My pass expired for using it but no one told me that.”
“To say a racist name doesn’t qualify to make you a racist.” Dog added.
Kevin replied, “If you use that word, if you use it in your regular everyday life, it makes you a racist.”
On Bonnie’s accusations, Dog said, “She’s been fed what to say, I have three men on my staff that are gay. My daughter is gay, Baby Lyssa. I don’t understand why anybody would ever say that.”
“Remember proximity does not mean that you are not racist or homophobic,” Kevin replied.
“Would I die for a gay man or a black man? I would lay down my life,” Dog added.
ET reported that Dog’s show Dog Unleashed was dropped in March after it was claimed Dog “used racial and homophobic epithets to attack young African American kids who star with his daughter in UTV’s The System.”
‘BONNIE IS BRAINWASHED’
Dog slammed Bonnie as “brainwashed.”
In response to Dog’s “brainwashed” comment, Bonnie told ET: “As far as the idea that I’m being brainwashed, this is the dumbest thing my father has ever said.
“I didn’t believe he would go this far to discredit me so much as to say I was brainwashed. I am concerned about him.
“He has begun to believe crazy conspiracy theories. The only credibility my dad has to speak about brainwashing is perhaps as a victim.”
Dog’s other daughter Cecily, 28, previously told The Sun that she has not been invited to the wedding.
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.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun last month, Cecily, said regarding her father’s wedding: “I haven’t gotten an invite yet.
“I’m assuming that he thinks I wouldn’t want to be there. I didn’t even know there was a date until The Sun did a story about it.”
Cecily said she would attend the nuptials – if Dog asked.
“If he asked me to go, sure I would, he is still my dad.”
If Cecily did attend Dog’s wedding, it would be the very first time she would meet his fiancé Francie.
She claimed: “I’ve never met Francie in my life.
“I haven’t even been to the Castle Rock house since the funeral,” she added, of her mother Beth Chapman’s funeral in Colorado in 2019.
“I’ve seen my dad twice since the funeral.”
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