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Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter Lyssa Chapman marries girlfriend in Hawaii

Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter, Lyssa Chapman, married her friend Leiana Evensen early this month in Hawaii.

The couple, who have been together since 2016, exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony while wading in the ocean off the Hawaiian coast.

Although Dog, aka Duane Chapman, did not attend the wedding in person, Lyssa . told People: ‘Of course he was on the phone with me all morning and during the phone. We face-timed him a lot. He was there in spirit and also electronically.’

Newlyweds: Dog The Bounty Hunter's daughter Lyssa Chapman married her friend Leiana Evensen in Hawaii early this month

Newlyweds: Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter Lyssa Chapman married her friend Leiana Evensen in Hawaii early this month

Me: The couple, who have been together since 2016, exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony while wading in the ocean off the Hawaiian coast

Me: The couple, who have been together since 2016, exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony while wading in the ocean off the Hawaiian coast

Lyssa explained that emotionally it has become “very, very difficult for him to come back to Hawaii,” where he lived with his late fourth wife Beth Chapman.

Dog and Beth rose to fame together as bounty hunters on reality TV and enjoyed a happy marriage of more than a decade until her death from cancer in 2019.

Lyssa posted a wedding album to Instagram on Wednesday, writing: “Last week, Lei and I boarded a boat at 7am with 7 of our closest relatives and dedicated our love and our lives to each other.”

The album featured a photo of the brides in Daisy Dukes and bikini tops kissing in the ocean while showered with rose petals.

Father and daughter: Although Dog, aka Duane Chapman, didn't attend the wedding in person, Lyssa told People: 'Of course he was with me all morning and on the phone'

Father and daughter: Although Dog, aka Duane Chapman, did not attend the wedding in person, Lyssa told People: “Of course he was with me all morning and on the phone”

A few silhouette shots showed the newlyweds frolicking through the shallows together, exuding marital bliss.

“These were the most epic conditions in the bay, the water was a glassy mirror. We had a bit of rain (blessing) and when we got to our spot we were blessed again by a school of baby sharks (do, do, do, do),’ revealed Lyssa.

‘With our feet in the water, we connected with the power and vastness of the ocean. We were hugged by the majestic Ko’olau Mountains, which will continue to hug us while we live and spend the rest of our lives together in Makaalamihi.”

She added: “There, under the guidance of Uncle David, we made our declarations of intent, took our vows and OFFICIALLY started working together as wife and wife.”

Instagram ready: Lyssa's wedding album featured a photo of the brides in Daisy Dukes and bikini tops kissing in the ocean while showered with rose petals

Instagram ready: Lyssa’s wedding album featured a photo of the brides in Daisy Dukes and bikini tops kissing in the ocean while showered with rose petals

So much fun: A few silhouette shots showed the newlyweds frolicking through the shallows together, exuding marital bliss

So much fun: A few silhouette shots showed the newlyweds frolicking through the shallows together, exuding marital bliss

Lyssa certainly thanked Wesley Sargent, who runs a company that specializes in Hawaiian elopements and made sure the brides could keep their plans a secret.

The wedding was “literally a dream day,” Lyssa gushed, expressing her joy that Leiana is “my damn WIFE!! I am so happy, blessed, filled with love and gratitude.”

She added: “I never thought I was worthy or capable of this kind of love. The vibration I feel in my body hasn’t stopped since I met her and if you’re reading this from a dark place, know that your happy beginnings are there somewhere too.”

The blushing bride concluded, “There’s a lot more to come. Thank you all for being here for our trip. I love you forever, my wife.’

Deal done: Lyssa wrote: 'There, with Uncle David on duty, we made our declarations of intent, said our vows and OFFICIALLY began together as wife and wife'

Deal done: Lyssa wrote: ‘There, with Uncle David on duty, we made our declarations of intent, said our vows and OFFICIALLY began together as wife and wife’

Fab: The wedding was 'literally a dream day', Lyssa gushed, expressing her joy that Leiana is 'my damn WIFE!!  I'm so happy, blessed, filled with love and gratitude'

Fab: The wedding was ‘literally a dream day’, Lyssa gushed, expressing her joy that Leiana is ‘my damn WIFE!! I’m so happy, blessed, filled with love and gratitude’

Details: When they exchanged their vows, Lyssa was decked out in a white wedding dress with a floral circle, while Leiana modeled a matching shirt with dark shorts

Details: When they exchanged their vows, Lyssa was decked out in a white wedding dress with a floral circle, while Leiana modeled a matching shirt with dark shorts

When they exchanged their vows, Lyssa was decked out in a white wedding dress with a floral circle, while Leiana modeled a matching shirt with dark shorts.

Two of the guests at the intimate ceremony were Lyssa’s two daughters Abbie May, 20, and Madalynn Grace, 12.

Lyssa gave birth to Abbie the day after her own 15th birthday, and the father – who was 24 at conception – was arrested for rape.

Meanwhile, she shares Madalynn with her ex-husband Brahman “Bo” Galanti, whom she was briefly married to from 2009 to 2011.

Family Affair: Two of the guests at the intimate ceremony were Lyssa's two daughters Abbie May, 20, (pictured helping her with her circle) and Madalynn Grace, 12

Family Affair: Two of the guests at the intimate ceremony were Lyssa’s two daughters Abbie May, 20, (pictured helping her with her circle) and Madalynn Grace, 12

Keep it casual: As early as March of last year, Lyssa hinted that she and Leiana wanted to get married

Keep it casual: As early as March of last year, Lyssa hinted that she and Leiana wanted to get married “in the ocean” in their swimsuits, though she declined to go into dates or details

Lyssa told amo mom last year she had a store in Hawaii in 2016 when she met Leiana, one of her clients.

They were “immediately intrigued” by the fact that they had the exact same birth date and year of birth, and soon after discovered they had “similar morals.”

Their romance blossomed over the next few months, and not long after they first started dating, Lyssa realized that Leiana was “the one.”

While they were dancing together, Lyssa pictured herself dancing at their wedding and thought, ‘Oh my, don’t screw this up and don’t let this one go.’

And now it's done: At the end of 2017, Leiana proposed to Lyssa during a trip to Seattle, and the daughter of the bounty hunter agreed to marry her

And now it’s done: At the end of 2017, Leiana proposed to Lyssa during a trip to Seattle, and the daughter of the bounty hunter agreed to marry her

Towards the end of 2017, Leiana proposed to Lyssa during a trip to Seattle, and the bounty hunter’s daughter agreed to marry her.

As early as March last year, Lyssa hinted that she and Leiana wanted to get married “in the ocean” in their swimsuits, though she declined to go into dates or details.

She faithfully defended her father last year when his daughter Bonnie and stepdaughter Cecily accused him of racism and homophobia.

'My dad has always just loved me': While discussing her marriage with People this week, she revealed that Dog supported her relationship with Leiana

‘My dad has always just loved me’: While discussing her marriage with People this week, she revealed that Dog supported her relationship with Leiana

While discussing her marriage to People this week, she revealed that Dog was supportive of her relationship with Leiana.

“My father has always loved me and it’s not something we talk about. I think it is very difficult for people who are Christians and who believe that the marriage is between a man and a woman. But if your daughter falls in love with someone and you love that person, you can’t just say you don’t believe in it,” Lyssa said.

“I don’t want to put words in his mouth because I don’t know exactly what he thinks, but he has never shown me anything but support.”

Nuanced: Lyssa said of Dog: 'I don't want to put words in his mouth because I don't know what his exact feelings are about it, but he has never shown me anything but support'

Nuanced: Lyssa said of Dog: ‘I don’t want to put words in his mouth because I don’t know what his exact feelings are about it, but he has never shown me anything but support’

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