Lovers of Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, reality TV series will surely be familiar with Beth Chapman for her impressive works in the series and its continuity Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dog: The Family Speaks. Not only did she appear in the shows, but she was also the brain behind the productions. This amazing woman is the fifth wife of Duane “Dog” Chapman, a television personality and her fellow star on Dog The Bounty Hunter.
She held the record of the youngest licensed bondsman in the state of Colorado at the age of 21 until her stepdaughter broke it at age 19. The mother of four will be remembered for her loss of 50 pounds of weight with constant exercise and healthy diet without going through the knife.
Beth Chapman – Bio and Age
Beth Chapman’s full name given to her upon her birth is Alice Elizabeth Smith. She was born to a former professional baseball player who mined his trade for Kansas City Athletics, Garry Smith on October 29, 1967, in Denver, Colorado.
From an early age, Chapman began fending for herself by taking menial jobs as a gymnast, waitress, night club singer, and Ice Staker. Beth Chapman, a daughter of a bail bondsman, soon learned the rudiments of her father’s profession and she later held the Colorado State record as the youngest licensed bail bondsman at the age of 21.
As a bail bondsman, she paid her dues in the lucrative business while also trying her hands in some other ventures. The blondie veered into show business becoming a producer and television actress. She began her TV career in 2003 with her husband’s reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter, a series that ran for nine seasons from 2003 through 2013. The following year, she featured in Corner Gas (2004) and then produced Dog: The Family Speaks and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.
She is famed as one of the stakeholders of bail bonds national association who saw to the amendment of the State of Colorado bail laws. She also headed the national bonds association in 2016 as their president.
There is no doubt that the Colorado-born star has amassed a commendable wealth for herself in showbiz and her bail bond profession. She is reportedly living a life of affluence with an exotic Mercedes Benz car that is worth thousands of dollars. Her net worth is currently pegged at $2 million.
Her Husband Dog The Bounty Hunter
Beth Chapman is married to Duane “Dog” Chapman; who is a one-time bounty hunter, author of You Can Run But You Can Not Hide, an autobiography. He was born on February 2, 1953, in the US. She has known Duane for donkey years (since 1986) when Beth was a teenager.
Through the years, they had a fluctuating relationship but in 1995 after Beth’s divorce from Keith, she became business partners with Duane Lee Chapman before their love blossomed from there as they moved in together. They finally became husband and wife on the 20th May 2006. The ceremony held at a Hilton hotel in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii was witnessed by their loved ones.
Duane Lee Chapman on his own had been married four times to four different wives in the past and he has eight children from these marriages; which brings the total numbers of his biological children to ten along with the two kids Bonnie Joanne Chapman and Garry Chapman, he shares with Beth Chapman. Besides these children, he also adopted the two children Beth had when she was a teenager – Dominic Davis and a daughter from her former marriage which brings the count of his children to twelve. One of his kids from his third wife Lyssa became a licensed bondsman at the age of 19. Daune’s marriage to Beth is his fifth.
As earlier stated, Beth was once married to a man named Keith A. Barmore in August 1991 but their marriage collapsed a few years later. The couple had a daughter named Cecily Barmore before they went their separate ways.
Where Is She Now?
In 2017, Beth had a battle with throat cancer which made her stay away from the public, for a while. The experience inspired her special documentary titled Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives, which included the recording of her 13-hour surgery where a stage 2 tumor was removed from her throat in September 2017.
Thankfully by 2018, she was certified medically cleared, but alas in the course her recuperation, she not only packed on body mass but had a lapse in November 2018 that sent her back to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles for another surgical procedure. She, however, through four hours long, regular workouts with a healthy dietary regimen, lost about 50 pounds (4.5 kg) which has left her looking great and healthier.
Again, on the 6th of April 2019, she was rushed to the hospital where an emergency medical procedure was done on her in order to evacuate the accumulated fluids in her lungs, she was discharged the following day. She is recuperating nicely at their home in Oahu Island, Hawaii surrounded by her family and grandchildren.
Sadly, on June 26, 2019, by past 5 am the iconic wife of Duane lost the battle to the throat cancer at the age of 51 years. Two memorial services have been held in her honor one was on the 29th June 2019 according to the Hawaii tradition in Fort DeRussy Beach, Waikiki, Hawaii and the other at Colorado at the Heritage Christian Center on the 13th July 2019.