Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth Chapman Through the Years

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Together onscreen and off! Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman and his wife, Beth Chapman, have been together for more than three decades and showcased their life on an A&E reality show from 2003 to 2012, but the couple’s life together has grown since then.

From their nuptials to sticking together through health scares, Us Weekly is taking a look back at Dog and Beth through the years.

Scroll down to see a timeline of their relationship.

Expanding Their Brood

Prior to tying the knot, the longtime partners welcomed two kids together. Their daughter, Bonnie, in 1999, and son, Garry, in 2001.

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They Do!

The pair tied the knot in Hawaii in May 2006. One day prior to their nuptials, Dog’s daughter, Barbara Katy Chapman, was in a car accident in Fairbanks, Alaska, and passed away at age 23. “They all decided unanimously they should celebrate the wedding and her life,” Michael Feeney, senior vice president of A&E television network, said in a statement at the time, noting Dog’s other children helped with the decision.

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A Second Shot at Reality

Dog and Beth appeared in a spinoff of their original show called Dog and Beth: On the Hunt from 2013 to 2015. The show aired on CMT and followed the couple on as they helped other bail bond agencies who were close to going out of business. 

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His Worst Nightmare

Dog opened up to Us Weekly about his wife’s health scare shortly after she revealed she was sick. “She woke up once in the middle of the night and she’s like, ‘Honey, I’m gonna die.’ I said, ‘No, you’re not gonna die and I’m not gonna hear that.’ She goes, ‘Yes, I am. You’re so stupid, how are you gonna make it by yourself?’ It has brought us closer,” he told Us in November 2017. “I’ve been with her since she was 19, she’s almost 100. Every picture I see of us together, I remember where it was. It just makes all those moments that you shared love a lot more real when that could be what you’re left with: just the moments. It was hard as s–t.” He added of the day she went in for surgery: “It was the worst day I’ve ever been through.”

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In Sickness and In Health

Beth underwent emergency surgery in November 2018, which revealed her cancer had returned. Following the procedure, Dog gave Us an update on how she was doing. “She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery yesterday. They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk,” he told Us adding that she’s “doing the best she can and remains incredibly strong.”

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Her Biggest Supporter

Dog confirmed in June 2019 that his wife was placed in a medically induced coma amid her cancer battle. “Please say your prayers for Beth right now,” he tweeted at the time. “Thank you love you.”

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