Duane “Dog” Chapman is officially moving forward with his marriage to Francie Frane, no matter what some of his daughters might think of the ongoing union.
The reality TV star and Frane applied for a Colorado marriage license on Friday, according to clerk files obtained by Fox News. Now, nothing prevents them from exchanging their “yes” on September 2nd.
Despite the refusal from family members, who claim they weren’t even invited to the ceremony, Chapman, 68, doubled down on her position to marry Frane, telling Us Weekly on Wednesday: “We’ve been through so long on that to make sure it’s just going to be perfect and trust me, nothing will get in the way. “
“I have a big family and most of them will be there for that,” added the “Bounty Hunter” star. “I love all of my children and it will be great to have so many people here to celebrate.”
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Cicily Chapman – who is Duane’s daughter-in-law with his late wife Beth Chapman – told TMZ on Monday that she believes the reason she and her sister were not invited to attend the exchange of Wish next week was the idea that she and Bonnie Chapman, Duane’s biological daughter with Beth, look too much like Beth. Beth died of throat cancer in 2019.
“My only guess or idea would be that he’s just not really on the same path as me and my sister,” Cicily told the outlet. “What I personally see is that my dad finds it hard to come to terms with the fact that he may not be able to replace my mom and that Bonnie and I bring a lot of my mom and he sees our mom in us. “
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“I feel like it scares her,” she continued. “Yes, he can move on. Yes, he can remarry – that’s not the problem. I just think he’s too scared that we will remind him too much of my mother.”
While Duane and Beth’s biological son Garry was actually invited to the ceremony, the girls claim they have no negative feelings towards their father’s new bride-to-be and say they have always been cordial and agree with their relationship.
“She’s a great lady and she’s never done anything to us,” Cicily explained. “That’s why I think it’s more of a personal thing with my dad towards us girls because we look a lot like my mom and I think especially with where our direction is going – Bonnie is protesting and she goes out and she is an activist and my mom was thrilled with that stuff – and if you knew Beth, you knew she was like that. “
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Duane responded to their claims and told Us Weekly he was sad that his children were trying to “cloud our marriage.”
“They are my daughters and I love them, but they will learn. I am sad that they cannot be part of the marriage,” he added.
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The TV personality was married to this late wife Beth from 2006 until her death in 2019. Since her death, Chapman has started a relationship with Frane. He asked the question less than a year after Beth died.
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