People have been wondering where their favorite bounty hunter is these days and what he’s been up to. The sad news is that Duane Lee Chapman’s wife, Beth was diagnosed with throat cancer, but the good news is that she is now cancer free. Chapman was with Beth through every inch of her brave fight.
People remember Duane Lee Chapman from his reality television program, Dog the Bounty Hunter, which debuted on August 30, 2004, on A&E. The theme song of the program was performed by heavy metal legend, Ozzy Osbourne. Chapman is currently married to his fifth wife Beth Barmore, and in 1995 they joined together in business and life, merging their families and children. Beth ran the bail bonds office and went bounty hunting with her husband, where she often gave sound advice to the detainees. After being together for 16 years, Chapman and Beth got married on May 20, 2006, at a Hilton hotel in Waikoloa Village, in Hawaii. After the show ended in 2012, the Chapman family went their separate ways, and people are wondering what happened to Duane Lee Chapman. Here is where Duane Lee Chapman is, and what he is up to these days.
The end of Dog the Bounty Hunter was very explosive with issues in the family that was once so closely knit. Two of his sons, Duane Lee Chapman II and Leland Chapman, almost demanded to be fired after they got into a screaming match with their stepmother, Beth Chapman, after an argument got out of hand ,and boiled over on set.
Brothers Quit the Show in Anger
Chapman II screamed, “You want me fired, you gotta fire me. That’s all I am saying.” The fight between him and Beth continued until Leland joined in saying, “I quit too.” The two brothers stormed off, but Beth continued to shout and scream after them, “It’s not on me, Leland. Call your Dad! Call your Dad!” Both Chapman II and Leland later confirmed that they left the show.
Bad News for Criminals
After this family breakup, the couple started a new reality series, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, which featured them and Leland. The series premiered in April 2013 and had the trio visiting failing bail bond agencies all over the United States, giving advice on how to make their loss-making businesses into successes. They also helped these agencies capture wanted fugitives. Chapman also became a writer and released two books: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, and Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given, in 2007 and 2010 respectively.
On the Right Side of the Law
So, what is Duane Lee Chapman doing today? According to sources, he and his wife put their considerable weight against bail bond legislation, that puts severe limits on bail bonds and rids them completely from some states. They made their decision to leave reality TV and become activists to allow Beth more time and energy to work with the Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS), a national association that represents more than 15,000 bail agents across the country.
Together in Life & Death
Chapman supported his wife in her fight against throat cancer and said, “When we made a pledge many years ago I said I’d love her in sickness and in health until death do us part. And that truth has really, really come alive in my mind. And I have to stand on that; I gave her an oath that I would love her forever. And thank God it’s not till death do us part at this point.” The couple were promoting their two-hour A&E special, Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives, which aired on Monday, November 27, 2017, which revealed that Beth is now cancer free.