Duane Chapman (better known to his fans as Dog the Bounty Hunter) certainly had a tough 2019.
Since the death of his beloved wife, Beth, the reality TV star has experienced health complications and has struggled with his mental health, which has led him to one of the lowest points of his life.
Despite the struggles, however, he and his family have been powering on.
Recent reports about Dog dating his son's ex-girlfriend have been unsurprisingly controversial. He's even spoken out to defend his new love.
A source revealed Beth was suspicious of the new girlfriend - and even warned her family about the ill-intentions she foresaw before she passed.
And now Moon Angell has broken her silence - with some particularly savage Twitter posts.
It all started in 1986...
via: Getty ImagesBeth was only nineteen years old when she met Dog. The situation was difficult as Dog was already married, but this didn’t stop the pair from striking up an on-off relationship.
But they called it quits when Beth married Keith Barmore.
via: Getty ImagesIt didn't last for Beth and Keith and after a couple of years, they decided a divorce would be best for both of them.
Dog's marriage didn't last either...
via: Getty ImagesSo the two former lovers reunited in 1995, before getting married in 2006.
The couple had two children and were together until the very end.
via: Getty ImagesDog the Bounty Hunter, the TV show that propelled them to superstardom, then came along. The show was based on the life and experiences of Duane, who bounty hunts for a living.
The show became a hit after people fell in love with the couple.
via: Getty ImagesIt was so popular that they ended up getting their very own spin-off show: Dog & Beth: On The Hunt.
Their constant bickering was comedy gold.
via: Getty ImagesA lot of other married couples felt as though they could relate to them, which only helped them grow in popularity.
Things seemed to be going well for them, but then Beth shared some tragic news last year.
You all know how she is about HER NAILS !! https://t.co/w8iWMYrWZd— Duane Dog Chapman (@Duane Dog Chapman)1561428791.0
Her health very quickly deteriorated...
via: Getty ImagesAfter resting at home in recovery from further treatment, Beth was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Hawaii after having difficulty breathing. According to reports, she began fighting against the help of doctors and it was understood that she was attempting to remove the tubes that were in place to feed her medication and fluids.
Beth passed away in her home in Hawaii on the 26th of June 2019.
It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the st… https://t.co/csllvQQA8P— Duane Dog Chapman (@Duane Dog Chapman)1561564480.0
It was an extremely difficult time for Dog and the rest of Beth's family...
via: Getty ImagesAfter his wife's death, Dog found it really difficult to cope. The impact of the tragic event really had a toll on his mental and physical wellbeing.
In the following days, the bounty hunter lost seventeen pounds...
via: Getty ImagesHis physical health suffered tremendously as the man lost seventeen pounds within 2 days. He was also in and out of the hospital as he suffered from what were described as "severe" heart conditions and depression symptoms in the weeks that came.
And a shocking revelation broke our hearts a few months ago...
During the filming of the finale for Dogs Most Wanted, the TV star broke down.
via: Getty ImagesThe footage was extremely hard to watch as we saw Dog, with tears streaming down his face, claim that the grief was too much to bear and at one point he was considering making a drastic decision in order to reunite with Beth again.
In his own words, he described his feelings:
via: Getty Images"I don’t realize yet psychologically that she’s gone, gone and I’ll never, ever see her. I don’t realize that. I just hope that I don’t live very much longer without her, because now she made the first step, she’s through the gate. She paved a way for me. I want to take a god damn pain pill so bad."
He also opened up about spending Christmas alone for the first time...
via: ShutterstockSpeaking to RadarOnline, the star opened up about how hard the festive period can be when you're missing a loved one.
"I'm trying to hold the holiday traditions."
via: Shutterstock"Beth was very traditional, and I want to hold those traditions as we did when Beth was here," he said. "So, a lot of the kids aren't coming this year. They're like, 'Dad, we are going to do our own thing.' I'm like, 'Okay, whatever.'"
"So that's a little sad. I'll mostly be alone."
It's never nice to be alone at Christmas...
via: Getty ImagesBut the New Year is finally upon us, which is a time for change, reflection, and motivation.
The rumor has come from Dog's daughter, Lyssa Chapman...She called her dad out on Twitter yesterday, strongly suggesting he has started dating her brother's ex-girlfriend.
Moon Angell is the woman in question...
Lyssa is not happy about the current situation...In a series of tweets, she has expressed her disapproval and betrayal over her dad's decision to start this relationship.
Many of Dog's fans feel that it is fine for him to move on...But Lyssa replied to a fan's sour comment with, "It's not when or why it's who" - suggesting strongly she is fine with him moving on, just not with her brother's ex-girlfriend.
Lyssa certainly didn't hold back...
via: TwitterIn a further series of tweets that have now been deleted, she wrote, "You're a disgusting woman," and "Any person who moves in on a man weeks after losing his wife, who you were supposed to be a 'friend' to, is the lowest scum on the planet. Which for you wasn't that far of a step down from where you were before. God will get you MARY!"
And now Dog has spoken out.
via: Getty ImagesIn an interview with Radar, the reality star revealed all about his new relationship.
And it seems he isn't embarrassed about moving on.
"Moon has been a trustworthy and loyal friend to me for over 20 years."
It seems loneliness has been a part of his decision to enter a new relationship.
He spoke on Beth briefly, too.
Dog has tried to dodge relationship questions.a source has revealed the two definitely aren't just good friends.
He left this incriminating comment on her Instagram.
via: InstagramThe source also claims, "she lives in his home and sleeps in his bed."
And that's not all.
"Beth told people because she knew Moon's intentions."
"Family and friends are hurt and disgusted. His relationship with his family is rocky right now."
And now Moon Angell has spoken out on the subject.
via: TwitterAlthough hse's yet to give an interview about her new relationship, she's been posting a lot on her Twitter account.
And some of the Tweets are weirdly cryptic.Perhaps to distance herself from the controversy, she's relying on retweets to get her point across.
Many of them seem pretty pertinent.
Have you ever just stopped and realized that if you hadn’t met a certain person in your life, your life would be completely different.— Fact (@Fact)1578812161.0
Although this one seems the most cutting.
via: TwitterOne Beth fan even replied in outrage, saying, "Someone better? Beth didn't leave she died ... you are nowhere even close to be better and you never will. Dog will see through you believe me."
And to make things even more savage?
via: TwitterMoon's current cover photo is still a picture of her and Beth in a friendly embrace. Yikes. For more tumultuous relationships, scroll on. We've got a list of the onscreen couples who secretly hated each other!