He filed for a marriage license last week in the state of Colorado with his bride-to-be Francie Fane.
And on Wednesday, Dog the Bounty Hunter, 68, was seen sharing a kiss with Francie ahead of their reported scheduled wedding on Thursday.
The sighting comes amid an onslaught of family drama involving daughter Bonnie Chapman who had been uninvited from the impending nuptials over an ongoing rift.
Kiss kiss: He filed for a marriage license last week in the state of Colorado with his bride-to-be Francie Fane. And on Wednesday, Dog the Bounty Hunter, 68, was seen sharing a kiss with Francie ahead of their reported scheduled wedding on Thursday
The reality star was seen kissing his bride-to-be and sharing an intimate moment while out and about in Colorado.
The duo were joined by pals for a dinner on Wednesday night, with Dog grinning ear to ear during the outing one day before their wedding.
Dog enjoyed a smoke break with pals just outside the restaurant.
Dog – whose real name is Duane Lee Chapman – was first revealed to be in a romance with Francie, a 52-year-old rancher from Colorado – in March 2020 – 10 months after his late wife Beth passed away after a battle with Stage 4 lung cancer.
A moment: The sighting comes amid an onslaught of family drama involving daughter Bonnie Chapman who had been uninvited from the impending nuptials over an ongoing rift
Close: The reality star was seen kissing his bride-to-be and sharing an intimate moment while out and about in Colorado
Lifestyle: Dog enjoyed a smoke break with pals just outside the restaurant
On Friday the reality star filed for a marriage license in the state of Colorado, ahead of their September 2, wedding per TMZ.
The news comes amid an onslaught of family drama involving daughter Bonnie Chapman, 22, (who he shares with late wife Beth) who had been uninvited from the impending nuptials over an ongoing rift.
On August 22, Dog’s step daughter Cecily and daughter Bonnie (who he shares with late wife Beth) told TMZ that they had been uninvited to the wedding.
Both had initially theorized that it may have been because they may have ‘reminded him a little bit too much of their mom,’ before things turned ugly.
Smiling: Dog and his fiancee chatting intimately
Interesting: Dog – whose real name is Duane Lee Chapman – was first revealed to be in a romance with Francie, a 52-year-old rancher from Colorado – in March 2020 – 10 months after his late wife Beth passed away after a battle with Stage 4 lung cancer
Close: On August 22, Dog’s step daughter Cecily and daughter Bonnie (who he shares with late wife Beth) told TMZ that they had been uninvited to the wedding
Having fun: The duo were joined by pals for a dinner on Wednesday night, with Dog grinning ear to ear during the outing
Catching up: The group chatted away as he smoked a cigarette outside.
Leaving: The star seen leaving the venue
On the go: The busy reality star was chatting on his way out
Another one: Francie was seen beaming ear to ear as she chatted with friends
At the time Cecily had reached out to her stepfather Dog about not getting invited to the wedding but she alleged she never received a text back, and Bonnie had yet to confront him.
Bonnie had later followed up with the publication about a second theory and said that her involvement with Black Lives Matter fractured she and Dog’s relationship.
She also added that she believed her ongoing involvement with Unleashed TV — a network that purportedly fired her dad over his use of ‘epithets’ — was another point of contention.
Getting hitched! The 68-year-old reality star filed for a marriage license with bride-to-be Francie Frane in the state of Colorado amid ongoing family drama that has caused two of his daughters to turn on the pair
Airing it out: Bonnie had not confronted her dad about her lack of wedding invite at the time of the August 22 TMZ article but things turned ugly and she ended up blasting Dog with accusations he cheated on her mom Beth and said he used ‘racial and homophobic epithets’ towards cast members on her show The System
Following her statements, Bonnie received a text message from Dog’s fiancee Francie allegedly confirming she had not been invited to their wedding due to her activism work and failure to condemn the streaming platform that allegedly fired her father over the use of ‘epithets’.
Bonnie still works with UTV on their own show The System, which focuses on dismantling systemic racism.
Following the message, Bonnie took to Facebook to blast her father in a lengthy statement where she accused him of racism, homophobia, and cheating on his late wife ‘all the time,’ even when she was ‘sick in the hospital.’
Beth’s daughter: Cecily, the daughter of Dog’s late wife Beth had originally theorized that she and her sister were not invited to the September 2 wedding because they bore a striking resemblance to their mother
Focused: He cut a casual figure as he smiled with Francie
Solo: He sat down for meal soon after
Beth and Dog were married from 2006 to her passing in June 2019 at the age of 51 from lung cancer.
In the post she also brandished him as having ‘racist ways,’ said he sat idly by when her life was ‘threatened on several occasions by QAnon wackos,’ and said she felt inclined to speak out to honor her mom’s legacy as she would have not ‘stand for this.’
Bonnie also claimed Francie traveled on a plane ‘knowing’ she was infected with COVID-19 and attended events as she wrote: ‘She didn’t seem to care about the thousands of people she could have infected.’
‘If my dad and his new wife want to travel to right-wing churches attacking gay people and advancing QAnon theories, he can certainly do that, but I’m going to stand by the memory and legacy of my mom, Beth Chapman. Her memory, and the values she stood for, are worth fighting to advance,’ another excerpt read.
A representative for Dog denied Beth’s allegations in a statement obtained by E!: ‘Bonnie’s allegations are false and a misguided attempt to derail our wedding.’
In August, Dog struck an optimistic note while speaking with Us Weekly about his upcoming nuptials.
‘I have a large family and most of them are going to be here for it. I love all my kids and it’s going to be great to have so many people here to celebrate,’ he told the site.
‘We’ve spent so long on this to ensure it’s going to be just perfect and believe me, nothing is going to get in the way of us,’ he added.
The reality star added it was sad his daughters Cecily and Bonnie were attempting to ‘bring a cloud over our wedding.’
Dog – who is a father of 13 – denied his daughters claims he was fired over using racist/homophobic language, calling the accusations a ‘false’ attempt to mess with the wedding.
He also told TMZ his daughters are being ‘groomed’ by his shady former associates, pleading: ‘Please pray for Bonnie and Cecily to be released from whatever hold these people have on them.’
Protective: Francie confirmed that the sisters had not been invited to the wedding via text because they continued to ‘align’ themselves with people from the network that she says ‘tried to ruin his career’
‘Despite the sadness, we feel at this rift in our family, Francie and I are looking forward to celebrating our wedding next week with the rest of our family and close friends.’
And his other daughter Lyssa also appeared to have his back as she said tearfully on social media this week: ‘Bonnie and Cecily are loved by our family. We are heartbroken that bad people are using them to get revenge on Dad.’
‘Everything Bonnie is alleging has been put in her head by ex-business partners of my father who are angry they couldn’t ride his coattails any longer. Dad quit when he realized they were con men,
Chapman has been married five times and has 13 children. His first child is Christopher Michael Hecht, whose mother is Debbie White.
He two children with his first ex-wife, La Fonda Sue Darnell: they are sons Duane Lee Chapman, II (born in 1973) and Leland Blane Chapman (born in 1976).
With second ex-wife Ann Tegnell, Dog welcomed three children: Zebadiah Chapman (born in 1980, but is deceased) Wesley Chapman (also born in 1980), and James Robert Chapman (born in 1982).
With third ex-wife, Lyssa Rae Brittain, he had daughter Barbara Katie Chapman (born 1982; she is deceased), son Tucker Dee Chapman (born 1983) and Lyssa Rae Chapman (born 1987).
Dog had two children with Beth: Bonnie (born 1998) and Garry (born 2001).
He adopted Cecily Barmore-Chapman (born 1993) who Beth had with her ex-husband.
On blast: In Bonnie’s Facebook statement she accused her father of cheating on her late mom ‘all the time’ even when she was ‘sick in the hospital’ with Stage 4 lung cancer which ultimately took her life in June 2019; pictured June 2013