Who Is Francie Frane? Dog the Bounty Hunter Wedding Date Announced

Francie Frane is engaged to Duane "Dog" Chapman, a producer and actor best-known for starring in Dog the Bounty Hunter, the American reality television series that aired from 2003 to 2012.

Chapman revealed the couple's wedding date on an episode of the Two Guys from Hollywood podcast, which aired on August 10, 2021.

During the episode, Chapman announced the pair will tie the knot on September 2. "We went to the venue yesterday, picked it out," he said during the podcast. "Man it cost a lot to get married."

The U.S. Sun reported the couple had gotten engaged in May 2020, less than a year after the death of Chapman's late wife, Beth Chapman, a producer and actress who died battling cancer in June 2019.

Prior to the announcement of the wedding date, in early August 2021 Chapman wrote in an Instagram post: "My Francie Francie I Love You !!!! And soon be proving that beyond a Shadow of a doubt!!!"

Asked previously whether he would marry Frane, Chapman told The U.S. Sun in March 2020: "There will never be another Mrs Dog but it looks like there will be a final Mrs Chapman."

Who Is Francie Frane?

Frane is a 52-year-old rancher from Colorado who met Chapman through her late husband Bob, who used to do yard work for the bounty hunter, according to The U.S. Sun.

Frane got in touch with Chapman to inform him about the death of Bob (who died from cancer) after the bounty hunter left a voicemail asking if Bob could do some more work at his property, The U.S. Sun reported in March 2020.

Bob died just a few months before the death of Chapman's late wife Beth, according to The U.S. Sun.

Frane and Chapman Grew Closer Through Grieving Process

Frane and Chapman bonded over the loss of their respective partners and helped each other through the grieving process.

During the Two Guys from Hollywood podcast episode in August 2021, Chapman said; "Francie's husband passed away over three years ago, Beth passed away over two years ago and I felt very bad about even wanting to have someone else after Beth."

Chapman explained he realized: "God does not want a man to be alone," according to the Bible. "He [God] knows we need a companion, whether we're man or woman."

The bounty hunter told The U.S. Sun in March 2020: "I know that when I start to feel bad about Beth and it's overwhelming, Francie seems to show up and that helps the kids.

"And I feel that Beth expects her to show up to take care of me.

"And Bob, Francie's late husband, expects me to be a man and a gentleman and so I am," he added.

Chapman said at the time that he and Frane were developing "a very real love" for each other and were very open about talking about their respective late spouses.

"We console each other but we also know that we have a responsibility and that is to do this right," he told The U.S. Sun in March 2020.

Dog the Bounty Hunter seen in NYC.
Duane Chapman seen at the "FOX & Friends" television show on August 28, 2019, in New York City. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images