Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter Cecily claims she's NOT invited to his wedding & has never met his fiance Francie FraneAugust 17, 2021
DOG the Bounty Hunter’s daughter Cecily Chapman claims she’s not invited to her reality star dad's wedding, and that she has never even met his fiancé, Francie Frane.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Cecily, 28, said regarding her father’s wedding- that’s just weeks away: “I haven’t gotten an invite yet.
“I’m assuming that he thinks I wouldn’t want to be there. I didn’t even know there was a date until The Sun did a story about it.”
Cecily said she would attend the nuptials – if Dog, 68, asked.
“If he asked me to go, sure I would, he is still my dad.”
If Cecily did attend Dog’s wedding, it would be the very first time she would meet his fiancé Francie.
She claimed: “I've never met Francie in my life.
"I haven’t even been to the Castle Rock house since the funeral,” she added, of her mother Beth Chapman’s funeral in Colorado in 2019.
“I’ve seen my dad twice since the funeral.”
Cecily said her father’s engagement took her by surprise after her mother died following a battle with throat cancer in June of 2019.
But, Beth’s daughter added, “He’s got to find his own happiness and I'm happy for him. He's got to do what he's got to do.”
Dog's family, however, released a statement, saying: "Family has always been, and will continue to be, important to Dog and Francie and for anyone to suggest otherwise is untrue."
The 68-year-old reality star appeared on the podcast Two Guys From Hollywood earlier this month and revealed that he will be getting married on September 2nd.
Dog said during the intervierw: "We went to the venue and picked it out yesterday and looked at it- man it costs a lot to get married, my God…
"Francie's husband passed away over three years ago. Beth passed away over two years ago and I felt very bad to even wanting to have someone else after Beth…"
However, he felt at ease when he learned from the bible that "God does not want man to be alone…"
Beth passed away in June 2019 at the age of 51 after a two year battle with throat cancer, while Francie's husband Bob died a few months prior to that.
Last September, Dog told ET: "Let me explain this, cause this is touch-and-go. She's not another Beth, she ain't gonna take Beth's place."
In the same interview, Francie explained how they both helped one another grieve following the death of their respective spouses, as she said: "We could cry with each other and talk about what we were feeling.
"We were able to walk alongside each other through the pain and heartbreak and it brought us together in this amazing way.”
'MY FRANCIE FRANCIE!'
Dog's announcement came just a few days after the TV star hinted at his wedding in an Instagram tribute to Francie.
Dog – real name Duane Chapman – shared a snap of Francie all dressed up in a multi-colored, funky minidress and cowboy boots, smiling big for the camera, as he could be seen in a mirror on the wall taking the photo.
In the caption, the bounty hunter wrote: “My Francie Francie I Love You!!!!” and added he will “soon be proving that beyond a Shadow of a doubt."
The couple got engaged in May 2020 but had to keep delaying their nuptials due to the coronavirus pandemic, as they wanted to have a celebration without any limitations.
"… I want to open it up. I would love to have the biggest wedding there's ever been…" Dog previously exclusively told The Sun.
Dog's 34-year-old daughter Lyssa, one of his 12 children, told her father "don't lose this woman" after meeting Francie for the first time.
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