Duane Chapman aka Dog the Bounty Hunter is preparing himself for his next big adventure, which includes walking his fiancée down the aisle.
During Tuesday’s episode of the Two Guys From Hollywood podcast, sixty-eight-year-old Dog revealed his plans to marry Francie Frane in September.
“I’m getting married,” he said. “We went to the venue, picked it out yesterday, looked at it. Man, it costs a lot to get married.”
Last week, the TV personality had hinted at his wedding plans on Instagram with a photo of the bride-to-be captioned: “My Francie Francie I Love You !!!!” he wrote. “And soon be proving that beyond a Shadow of a doubt!!!”
He first revealed his relationship with Francie, a fifty-two-year-old rancher from Colorado in March of last year. The romance came almost ten months after his wife Beth Chapman, who was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in 2017, died in June 2019 at the age of fifty-one. Francie also lost her late husband Bob to cancer.
“Francie’s husband passed away over 3 years ago, Beth passed away over 2 years ago, and I felt very bad about even wanting to have someone else after Beth,” Dog said on the podcast. “And then when I went to the Bible, the Genesis, and found out how Adam got Eve, as I was going to find the exact story, I saw the scripture that says, ‘God does not want a man to be alone.'”
He continued: “He knows we need a companion, whether we’re a man or a woman. So anyway, yes, September 2 [is the date of the wedding].”
After PEOPLE confirmed their engagement in May 2020, he opened up about his decision to propose to Francie and why he believed his late wife Beth would be on board.
“I need a partner,” he explained. “I’ve said it before. There will never be another Mrs. Dog. There is not. Francie couldn’t do that. There will be the last Mrs. Chapman. If Beth was here, and saw Francie and saw how she was raised, her morality and this and that, Beth would say, ‘Big daddy, don’t lose her.'”
“You’ll never forget the spouse,” he continued. “You can’t help it. I will never forget. But I’ve got to get out there. I’ve got to be able to say, ‘I came out of this and you can, too.’ As a human being, I don’t think you look for — not a replacement, because you can never find one. I’m learning that right now.”
We wish Dog and Francie the best of luck in their exciting new chapter together!