Dog the Bounty Hunter tied the knot for the sixth time on Thursday amid an onslaught of family drama involving his daughter Bonnie.
‘Francie and I are thrilled to be husband and wife,’ Dog told the site in a statement. ‘We appreciate all the prayers and well-wishes.’
Happy in love: Dog the Bounty Hunter tied the knot for the sixth time on Thursday amid an onslaught of family drama involving his daughter
The day before the couple wed, Francie – whose husband Bob also died of cancer, just six months before Beth – revealed to ET they were planning to write their own wedding vows, which would honor their late partners.
‘We have been doing that all along,’ she said. ‘We have done that privately, and in our vows, we will be honoring them. We honor them all of the time.’
The 52-year-old rancher continued: ‘And so we will continue to do that throughout their lives. Throughout our life together, we will continue to do that. They will be a part of that always.’
Francie also teased hints about her ‘heavy’ wedding dress, which she joked had ‘more bling on it than’ she ‘ever thought’ she would wear.
Moving on; The 68-year-old reality star – who was left devastated when his fifth spouse Beth (pictured in 2008) died of cancer in June 2019 – married Francie Frane in Colorado
Meanwhile, the father-of-13 gave his Instagram followers a preview of his wedding look, which was an orange suit, matching bow tie and hat.
For their big day, the couple each picked out their own very different flavors for their wedding cake.
Francie laughed: ‘So, he picked one part and I picked the other and we have several tiers of the cake and I don’t like his part and he doesn’t like mine.
Bold! Three days ago, the father-of-13 gave his Instagram followers a preview of his wedding look, which was an orange suit, matching bow tie and hat
‘The reception is going to be a fun party and right after the wedding, it is all in one place.
‘And we are going to be dancing and having a blast with all of our friends and our family and everybody that wants to share all of this with us,’ she continued.
Dog added: ‘This is going to be the celebrity wedding of 2021, scoot over Blake Shelton.’
As well as Beth, who he was married to for 13 years, the star was previously wed to Tawny Marie Chapman from 1991 to 2003, Lyssa Rae Brittain from 1982 to 1991, Anne M. Tengell from 1979 to 1982 and La Fonda Sue Honeycutt.
He has 13 children from his previous relationships.
Getting hitched! The 68-year-old reality star filed for a marriage license with bride-to-be Francie Frane in the state of Colorado amid ongoing family drama that has caused two of his daughters to turn on the pair
On Friday the reality star filed for a marriage license in the state of Colorado, ahead of their September 2, wedding per TMZ.
The news comes amid an onslaught of family drama involving daughter Bonnie Chapman, 22, (who he shares with late wife Beth) who had been uninvited from the impending nuptials over an ongoing rift.
On August 22, Dog’s step daughter Cecily and daughter Bonnie (who he shares with late wife Beth) told TMZ that they had been uninvited to the wedding.
Airing it out: Bonnie had not confronted her dad about her lack of wedding invite at the time of the August 22 TMZ article but things turned ugly and she ended up blasting Dog with accusations he cheated on her mom Beth and said he used ‘racial and homophobic epithets’ towards cast members on her show The System
Both had initially theorized that it may have been because they may have ‘reminded him a little bit too much of their mom,’ before things turned ugly.
At the time Cecily had reached out to her stepfather Dog about not getting invited to the wedding but she alleged she never received a text back, and Bonnie had yet to confront him.
Bonnie had later followed up with the publication about a second theory and said that her involvement with Black Lives Matter fractured she and Dog’s relationship.
She also added that she believed her ongoing involvement with Unleashed TV — a network that purportedly fired her dad over his use of ‘epithets’ — was another point of contention.
Beth’s daughter: Cecily, the daughter of Dog’s late wife Beth had originally theorized that she and her sister were not invited to the September 2 wedding because they bore a striking resemblance to their mother
Following her statements, Bonnie received a text message from Dog’s fiancee Francie allegedly confirming she had not been invited to their wedding due to her activism work and failure to condemn the streaming platform that allegedly fired her father over the use of ‘epithets’.
Bonnie still works with UTV on their own show The System, which focuses on dismantling systemic racism.
Following the message, Bonnie took to Facebook to blast her father in a lengthy statement where she accused him of racism, homophobia, and cheating on his late wife ‘all the time,’ even when she was ‘sick in the hospital.’
Protective: Francie confirmed that the sisters had not been invited to the wedding via text because they continued to ‘align’ themselves with people from the network that she says ‘tried to ruin his career’
In the post she also brandished him as having ‘racist ways,’ said he sat idly by when her life was ‘threatened on several occasions by QAnon wackos,’ and said she felt inclined to speak out to honor her mom’s legacy as she would have not ‘stand for this.’
Bonnie also claimed Francie traveled on a plane ‘knowing’ she was infected with COVID-19 and attended events as she wrote: ‘She didn’t seem to care about the thousands of people she could have infected.’
‘If my dad and his new wife want to travel to right-wing churches attacking gay people and advancing QAnon theories, he can certainly do that, but I’m going to stand by the memory and legacy of my mom, Beth Chapman. Her memory, and the values she stood for, are worth fighting to advance,’ another excerpt read.
Going strong: Dog and Francie pictured holding hands as they walked their pup Lola
A representative for Dog denied Beth’s allegations in a statement obtained by E!: ‘Bonnie’s allegations are false and a misguided attempt to derail our wedding.’
In August, Dog struck an optimistic note while speaking with Us Weekly about his upcoming nuptials.
‘I have a large family and most of them are going to be here for it. I love all my kids and it’s going to be great to have so many people here to celebrate,’ he told the site.
‘We’ve spent so long on this to ensure it’s going to be just perfect and believe me, nothing is going to get in the way of us,’ he added.
The TV personality added it was sad his daughters Cecily and Bonnie were attempting to ‘bring a cloud over our wedding.’
On blast: In Bonnie’s Facebook statement she accused her father of cheating on her late mom ‘all the time’ even when she was ‘sick in the hospital’ with Stage 4 lung cancer which ultimately took her life in June 2019; pictured June 2013