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Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Family Guide: Get to Know His 13 Children

Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Family Guide: Get to Know His 13 Children
Dog the Bounty Hunter-s Family Guide - Get to Know His 14 Children

Duane Chapman, Beth Chapman and their family. Broadimage/Shutterstock

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman is the leader of a burgeoning brood that contains 13 children from six different relationships. Scroll down to meet his family:

Christophe Michael Hecht

Dog first became a father as a teenager when his ex-girlfriend Debbie White gave birth to son Christopher in 1972. At the time of his son’s birth, the future surety was serving an 18-month prison sentence in Texas. It was later adopted by Keith Hecht And Gloria Hecht after his biological mother tragically died by suicide. Christopher faced a series of legal setbacks throughout his life. He was reportedly arrested in 2008 on suspicion of third-degree assault. In February 2021, The Sun reported that he was sentenced to three years in prison following a threatening arrest in Colorado.

Duane Lee II and Leland Blane Chapman

The reality star walked down the aisle for the first time with Fonda Sue Darnell. The couple welcomed sons Duane Lee II and Leeland in 1973 and 1976, respectively. His two sons followed in their father’s footsteps to work as bail slaves and worked alongside Dog at Da’Kine Bail Bonds in Hawaii. Duane Lee II and Leland also appeared on their father’s series dog the bounty hunter.

Leeland, for his part, has been married twice. He first married Maui Chapman in 1995, and they later welcomed sons Dakota and Cobie before their split in 2005. He also shares daughter Leiah with ex Lynette Yi, whom he split from before marrying the model Jamie Pilar Chapman in 2016.

Zebidiah, Wesley and James Robert Chapman

After his split from Darnell, Dog moved on with his second wife Anne Tegnell, whom he married in August 1979. The duo welcomed their first child, Zebadiah, in 1980, but the child died a month after birth. After the loss of Zebadiah, they then welcomed sons Wesley and James Robert in 1980 and 1982, respectively, before deciding to go their separate ways.

After his parents separated, Wesley was raised by his maternal grandparents and reconnected with his father later in life. He is the father of two daughters, Chloe and Peyton, from a previous relationship. Wesley went on to found the non-profit organization The Human Project and runs the Chapman Springs Ranch alongside his wife Jodie.

Barbara Katie, Tucker Dee and Lyssa Rae Chapman

Dog married for the third time in 1982 with Lyssa Rae Brittain after meeting at a bar two days before their ceremony, which was reportedly performed by a Native American chief in the mountains of Colorado. They share three children: Barbara, Tucker and Lyssa Rae, born in 1982, 1983 and 1987 respectively. In 2006, Barbara died tragically at age 23 in a car accident. She is survived by her son Travis.

Lyssa, for her part, is a mother to daughters Abbie Mae and Madalynn with her ex-husband Braham Galanti. It then evolved with Leiana Evensen whom she married in 2022.

Dog the Bounty Hunter-s Family Guide - Get to Know His 14 Children
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Bonnie Joanne and Garry Chapman

The fifth time was Dog’s charm when he met his late wife, Beth Chapman. The couple – who eventually married in 2006 – welcomed two children: Bonnie Joanne and Garry in 1998 and 2001, respectively before getting married.

Since Beth passed away in June 2019 due to complications from throat and lung cancer, Bonnie and her father have had their fair share of ups and downs over the years. Before his nuptials in 2021 with French supporterBonnie accused her father of being unfaithful to her mother, which cost her an invitation to her wedding.

Cecily Barmore Chapman

Dog adopted Beth’s daughter Cecily, who she had from a previous marriage, once the couple walked down the aisle.


In June 2023, Dog announced that he had just “discovered” that he had fathered a son named Jon whose birthday coincidentally landed on the same day Beth passed away.

“For the past four years, this day has been a terrible reminder of one of the greatest losses of my life,” he wrote via Instagram on the fourth anniversary of his late wife’s death. . “But God redeemed this day when I found out that my son Jon, who I just recently met, was born on this day. So now, instead of heartbreak, this day has new meaning. This is my son Jon and his wife Jodi.

Although Dog didn’t share any details about who his son’s mother was, he teased that he would share more about Jon in his upcoming memoir. Nine lives and countingwhich will be available in 2024.

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