‘This day has a new meaning’: Dog the Bounty Hunter reveals he recently discovered he has a secret SON who was born on the same date as his late wife Beth’s death
Dog the Bounty Hunter marked the fourth anniversary of his wife Beth’s death Monday with surprising news – that he recently discovered he has a secret son.
The 70-year-old reality star whose daughter recently lost her house in a fire introduced his new family member to his fans on Monday.
“For the past four years, this day has been a terrible reminder of one of the greatest losses of my life,” he began.
“But God redeemed this day when I discovered that my son Jon, whom I only recently met, was born on this day,” he wrote.
“So now, instead of sadness, this day has a new meaning. This is my son Jon and his wife Jodi.
Dog the Bounty Hunter marked the fourth anniversary of his wife Beth’s death Monday with surprising news (pictured in Malone, NY in June 2015)
The former felon shared a photo of his newfound progeny that looks a lot like his younger self.
Jon has muscular arms covered in tattoos and mutton sideburns.
He looked comfortable in jeans and a blue golf shirt.
Jon covered his head with a pageboy cap and wore a silver belt buckle.
The newfound son stood close to his wife, who looked beautiful in capri-length jeans and a black and white strapless blouse.
Dog, once the promoter, said, “Jon’s whole story is told in my new book, Nine Lives and Counting, out soon.”
He ended the announcement on a bittersweet note.
“For anyone who has suffered a terrible loss, please know that God restores and redeems.”
“This is my son Jon and his wife Jodi,” the reality star wrote on Instagram on Monday, sharing the news of his newly discovered brood. Jon’s birthday is June 26 and Dog explained: ‘So now instead of sadness this day has a new meaning’
Beth Chapman died of throat cancer in 2019 at age 51 (pictured in Nashville in June 2013)
Jon’s discovery brings the number of children Dog has fathered through multiple marriages and relationships to 13. Ever the promoter, Dog said, “The whole story of Jon will be told in my new book, Nine Lives and Counting, coming SOON” (pictured in New York in August 2019)
“Happy birthday son, I love you both.”
Jon’s discovery brings the reality star’s progeny to 13 through multiple marriages and relationships.
Beth Chapman died of throat cancer in 2019 at the age of 51.
Ten months later, Dog, whose legal name is Duane Chapman, became engaged to Francie Frane.
They married in September 2021 in a small ceremony in Colorado.