Love is in the air in the Chapman household! Dog the Bounty Hunter alums Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman celebrated their 12-year wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 20, after experiencing a tumultuous year after Beth’s battle with cancer.
“We made it through another tough year,” Beth wrote alongside her latest Instagram post. “Looking forward to our anniversary.” The couple tied the knot in 2006 and have four children together — Dominic, 33, Cecily, 24, Bonnie, 18, and Garry, 17. Back in September, Beth was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer — and she exclusively told In Touch, the news devastated her entire family.
“It was hard to accept that at the beginning, after the initial findings,” she revealed in November, adding that her husband took the news the hardest. “It was very difficult to see those things and not have answers. We didn’t tell our kids initially, until after we’d flown back to LA and went in to see the doctor.” Beth is currently in remission, though the family documented their experience with A&E’s TV special Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives.
“When you first hear the word ‘cancer,’ you immediately move to the word ‘death’ because that’s generally what comes next,” she continued to In Touch. “Then the next word is ‘chemo’ and the next word after that is ‘radiation,’ which in most cases means death. It was very hard to accept those things, that this was happening and I was not even 50 years old yet.”
Fans watched Dog and Beth on Dog: The Bounty Hunter for eight season from 2004 until 2012. They also starred in Dog and Beth: On the Hunt from 2013 until 2015 and Duane had a cameo in 2016’s Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Happy 12th anniversary, Duane and Beth!
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