Dog the Bounty Hunter's new fiancee has officially joined the family business... which means Beth has essentially been replaced.
Read on to find out about her new role in Dog's life...
Dog the Bounty Hunter has had a turbulent couple of years.
via: GettyOnly last year, his long-term wife, Beth, passed away from throat cancer and, ever since, he has been embroiled in controversy regarding his love life.
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.
They called it quits when Beth married Keith Barmore...
via: Getty ImagesBut it 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 went on to have 2 children, and they stayed together ever since.
via: Getty ImagesAnd then Dog the Bounty Hunter, the TV show that propelled them to superstardom, 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.
Both of them worked hard to earn their celebrity statuses.
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.
You all know how she is about HER NAILS !! https://t.co/w8iWMYrWZd— Duane Dog Chapman (@Duane Dog Chapman)1561428791.0
Even though the operation was a success, there was more bad news for Beth.
Beth was in love with her job, so vowed to spend her final days "on the hunt."
via: Getty ImagesSomehow, the family managed to come to terms with this tragedy, and Beth wanted nothing more than to spend her last days doing what she did best on America’s Most Wanted.
But, unfortunately, Beth's health continued to deteriorate...
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.
She wasn't "reacting well" to treatment.
via: Getty ImagesBeth had to be given oxygen in order to breathe when she arrived at the ER. According to TMZ, medics first put her under mild sedation but she quickly fell into a full medically-induced coma.
Sadly, 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 incredibly 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 an alarming amount of weight.
via: Getty ImagesHis physical health suffered tremendously as he 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.
He even attempted suicide.
via: Getty ImagesDog the Bounty Hunter revealed that he was actually contemplating taking his own life due to the downward spiral he was heading in after Beth passed.
During the filming of the finale for Dogs Most Wanted, the TV star broke down.
via: Getty ImagesIn his own words, he described his feelings: "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 mentioned that Beth wouldn't be happy if he did go through with the plan.
via: Getty Images"I got to heaven and was like, 'Hi honey,' and would she go, 'You d*****s, why would you do that?'"
But it seems things are looking up for the star in more recent times.
But not everyone is too happy with his new love life.
His online behavior seems to have caused quite a stir among fans.
via: FacebookDog has been behaving quite bizarrely on social media, and his photos of Francie contain some rather questionable captions.
He captioned a photo of his new lover with this alarming sentence:
Very bizarre, I know...
via: GettyAnd things have got a whole lot more controversial.
In May, we found out that Dog had proposed to Francie.
According to reports, he couldn't be happier.The Sun that he's "so happy", and that he wants to have the "biggest wedding there's ever been," open to all his fans, in what he says will be "one hell of a party."
Francie spoke of their romantic moment.
But despite the couple's happiness...
via: Getty ImagesFans aren't feeling the same way, with many slamming Dog as heartless for moving on so quickly. Did someone say rebound?
But regardless of his fans' criticisms...
Yep, Dog is now back on the hunt...
Dog has spent the last few days tracking down a wanted fugitive in the state of Virginia named Felix Chujoy...
via: InstagramAnd he posted some photos of the hunt on his Instagram stories with Francie by his side in every single snap.
Dog also took this opportunity to announce his new potential reality show called Dog's Dirty Dozen.
via: InstagramAccording to reports, the show will follow his ever-growing family including his kids, grandkids, and possibly his new wife!