It's an emotional day for Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman.
"She said Big Daddy your [sic] going to be so sad when I am not here on our next anniversary," he captioned a photo of the couple. "Why did she have to be so right??"
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Dog, 67, has been open about his grief since her passing, but he's found comfort in his new relationship with Francie Frane, a 51-year-old rancher from Colorado. Frane's late husband Bob died just months before Beth, and she and Dog have bonded over their shared grief of losing a spouse to cancer.
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"I need a partner," he said. "I've said it before. There will never be another Mrs. Dog. There is not. Francie couldn't do that. There will be a last Mrs. Chapman. If Beth was here, and saw Francie and saw how she was raised, her morality and this and that, Beth would say, 'Big daddy, don't lose her.'"
"You'll never forget the spouse," he continued. "You can't help it. I will never forget. But I've got to get out there. I've got to be able to say, 'I came out of this and you can, too.' As a human being, I don't think you look for — not a replacement, because you can never find one. I'm learning that right now."
"I believe in marriage," he added. "Beth taught me."