After OK! spilled Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman’s wedding to fiancée Francie Frane is coming up next month, new reports are surfacing that not everyone in his immediate family may be in attendance.
Duane’s daughter Cecily Chapman is spilling that she hasn’t “gotten an invite yet” to the big soirée. “I’m assuming that he thinks I wouldn’t want to be there,” she said, noting she didn’t even know a date was set until she read about it in the press.
The 28-year-old said she would attend the nuptials if asked, and would look forward to it, as it would be the first time she would meet her dad’s new love.
“I've never met Francie in my life,” she told The Sun. She also heartbreakingly noted that she’s only seen her famous dad “twice since the funeral” of her beloved mother Beth Chapman — who tragically died in 2019 after a long battle with throat cancer.
Beth and the 68-year-old former bail bondsman tied the knot in 2006 and their relationship played out on the beloved hit A&E series Dog the Bounty Hunter. The duo had two children together: Bonnie Joanne Chapman and Garry Chapman. Duane adopted Beth’s daughter Cecily from a previous relationship. The reality star also has nine children from four previous marriages.
Frane was Duane’s first relationship following his wife’s death. He recently addressed the beginning of their courtship and how the two bonded over shared loss as Frane’s husband, Bob, died of cancer as well.
“Francie's husband passed away over three years ago, Beth passed away over two years ago, and I felt very bad about even wanting to have someone else after Beth,” the TV personality candidly admitted, adding that he turned to religion for guidance.
“And then when I went to the Bible, the Genesis, and found out how Adam got Eve, as I was going to find the exact story, I saw the scripture that says, ‘God does not want a man to be alone,’” Duane continued, insisting: “He knows we need a companion, whether we're a man or a woman.”