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Fortunately ever after! Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman and Francie Frane are formally husband and spouse following a rocky highway to the altar.
The ceremony befell on Thursday, September 2. The pair, who got engaged in May 2020, initially needed to hold off on their wedding plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“They knew from the beginning of their relationship it was a particular union and so they have needed to marry for a very long time, however COVID made issues tough,” a supply talked about to Us final month.
On the time, the truth star solely advised Us that his nuptials would be a very special day for them no matter what.
“This isn’t only a wedding ceremony ceremony, it’s going to be a wedding,” Canine defined to Us in August. “I knew Francie was the one virtually right away, and we’re each trying ahead to spending the remainder of our lives collectively.”
Later that month, their upcoming wedding ceremony made headlines when his daughters Cecily Chapman and Bonnie Chapman confirmed to TMZ that they weren’t invited to the ceremony.
Canine, who shares his daughters with late spouse Beth Chapman, famous that nothing was going to place a damper on his large day.
“I’ve a big household and most of them are going to be right here for it. I really like all my youngsters and it’s going to be nice to have so many individuals right here to have fun,” he advised Us late final month. “We’ve spent so lengthy on this to make sure it’s going to be simply good and consider me, nothing goes to get in the best way of us.”
After Bonnie claimed that her father was untrue to their mom, who passed away from cancer in 2019, the Canine’s Most Wished star denied the accusations, calling them an try and “deliver a cloud over our wedding ceremony.”
“They’ve fallen in with a foul crowd and are working with the unsuitable folks — I do know as a result of I’ve not solely had dealings with them, however arrested them myself beforehand,” he advised Us. “This is exactly why we had to exclude them.”
That very same day, tragedy struck for Canine when his brother-in-law ended up within the hospital on account of COVID-19 issues.
“This can be a horrible blow only one week forward of the marriage,” an insider revealed about Frank Hammond, who’s the husband of Canine’s sister Paula. “Canine and Francie had been actually trying ahead to celebrating with Paula and Frank. This can be a horrible factor to occur to him. They’re praying he pulls by.”
Though the twosome handled a couple of obstacles on their approach down the aisle, Canine beforehand opened up about how instantaneous their connection was after they bonded over the lack of their spouses.
“It’s simply unimaginable that I’ve been capable of meet somebody like her,” Canine defined to TMZ in Could 2020 following his engagement. “With Francie, I’m allowed to discuss Beth. I discuss Bob, who was her husband that handed, and we cry and we maintain one another.”
The Colorado native gushed about how much Frane inspired him since they first met.
“I’m a fixer. I gotta catch dangerous guys. I gotta be on the high of my sport,” he added. “I gotta get on the market and make a distinction, that’s what I do for a residing. I gotta man up [and] she helps me try this.”
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