Duane “Dog” Chapman is still grappling with the death of his wife Beth, but the famous bounty hunter said her final words gave him some peace of mind.
The Dog’s Most Wanted star revealed in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight that as Beth prepared to die, she told him to simply let her go.
“For two to three years, she knew this might happen,” the reality star said in the interview. “So she would say, ‘Who is going to sit next to you?’ And I said, ‘No one.'”
Chapman said his late wife asserted, “‘Big Daddy, you better not let another girl take my place.’ I said, ‘I won’t.'”
A Final Farewell
“It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” Chapman tweeted on June 26 to announce that his wife Beth had died from stage II throat cancer at age 51. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”
A Husband Who Knew His Wife Down to the Details
Chapman kept his spirits up while wife Beth was hospitalized after being placed in a medically induced coma the weekend before she died.
The reality star shared a photo on Twitter of Beth’s freshly painted French manicure, adorned with rhinestones, from her hospital bed with the caption, “You all know how she is about HER NAILS!!”
A Mother's Day Moment
“We had an amazing Mother’s Day thank you to my son @lelandbchapman and @jamiepchapman for making the journey to be with us on mother’s day it meant so much,” Chapman began his touching note to his kids and wife on Mother’s day 2019.
Chapman added: “@garrychapman and @bonniejoc and @cecilybeezee you kids never let dad down we love you guys wishes you’d have been here. Mom did great.”
A Tribute to His 'Hawaiian Huntress'
“Thank you for being the mother to all our children @mrsdog4real I’m a very luck man,” Chapman caption a photo of wife Beth taken on Mother’s Day in 2017, adding the hashtags: #mothersday #dogpound #bethanddog #hawaiianhuntress.
Wife Appreciation Selfie
“Yay that’s my girl,” Chapman captioned this solo shot of Beth all glammed up in a black cowboy hat with colorful flowers decorating the top.