Dog Chapman and Beth got married in 2006. And he stood by her till her last breath.
The death of your loved one is painful, no matter how long it has been or how much you have tried to move on in life. The great memories you shared with them are unforgettable. Dog Chapman lost his wife Beth Chapman to cancer in 2019 and is still coping with the pain. The reality star took to Instagram to pay tribute to his late wife, Beth on what would have been their 14th wedding anniversary.
According to People, Chapman posted a throwback picture of Beth by his side. The emotional star then wrote a heart-touching caption saying, "She said Big Daddy your [sic] going to be so sad when I am not here on our next anniversary. Why did she have to be so right??"
Fans too sympathized with Chapman and joined him in his grief. "I pray that you feel her," wrote one. Many consoled him and said she was with him. Others talked of their personal battle with cancer and related to his loss. "I lost my mom to cancer. It’s just not fair!!! Sorry Dog!" wrote one fan.
It is no secret that Beth's death had an adverse impact on Chapman. He was emotionally broken and spoke of how he missed her dearly on various occasions. The reality star married his late wife in Hawaii in 2006. The couple then went on to become famous with their reality show.
In 2017, Beth announced her cancer diagnosis. Though she was in remission by December of that year, the deadly disease returned. Just that it did not show any mercy to the family. When Beth took her last breath, she was surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Chapman found peace and comfort again in Francie Frane, a 51-year-old rancher from Colorado in early 2020. Having lost her own husband to cancer, Francie related to the inexplicable agony Chapman went through. They bonded and confided in each other.
Recently, the couple even announced their engagement. Chapman popped the big question as the couple enjoyed each other's company during the quarantine period. Chapman's family is very supportive of their relationship and believes it is the right thing for him.
"They are both so happy together and they are good for each other. Francie has been very respectful to all the kids - and to Beth's memory - and my dad is the same way with Bob and their children," said Lyssa, daughter of Chapman and his late wife, according to The Sun. She added that her father has been feeling better with Francie around.
"They go to church three times a week, and dad is trying to give up smoking - she is a good woman for my dad. He's the happiest I've seen him in a long time - he's so in love and wants to spend the rest of his life with Francie," added the daughter.
With the engagement announcement, Chapman is looking forward to a new chapter with Francie. Though he is still trying to overcome the grief of losing Beth, Chapman is happy that he has found a companion who can understand what he is going through. Moreover, the couple believes they were brought to each other's life by God after all the sorrows they experienced.
Speaking about how some fans think they are rushing into a marriage, Francie toldThe Sun, "But the truth is that both of us have spent three years walking alongside our spouses sick and we know that God brought us together and that's why we don't believe that it's too soon."
She further added, "And because we both have done our share of screaming and crying and asking why. Then for us to come together the way that we did and build this friendship because of what we've been through, that turned into a love story. We don't believe that it's too soon."