Tawny Marie Chapman is Duane Chapman’s ex-wife. Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter and Tawny Marie’s ex-husband, is an American television personality, bounty hunter, and former bail bondsman.
Since the “reality” TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter debuted in 2004, the show’s titular star has managed to stay in the spotlight to some extent. Given that the series ended in 2012, it’s pretty amazing that Dog is still something that people talk about on a semi-regular basis.
Unfortunately, there is no denying that Dog the Bounty Hunter’s involvement in controversies has contributed to his continued presence in the news.
Aside from Dog the Bounty Hunter’s personal fortune and television past, there is another aspect of his life that is truly bizarre: his love life. After all, Dog has been seriously involved with so many women that it frequently appears that he falls in love and walks down the aisle at the drop of a hat. With that in mind, it’s fascinating to reminisce about Dog and his ex-wife Tawny Marie Chapman.
The Romantic History of Dog the Bounty Hunter
Two of Dog the Bounty Hunter’s marriages have received a lot of attention during his time in the spotlight. Most notably, as part of the “reality” show that made Dog famous, viewers got to see his relationship with Beth Chapman, the woman who always seemed to be the love of his life. Dog and Beth had been together for many years before they married in 2006, and they remained together until she died in 2019.
After the death of the woman most people expected him to spend the rest of his life with, Dog the Bounty Hunter married again about two years later. Of course, people who have lost their spouses should not have to live the rest of their lives alone. Having said that, it was still remarkable to see Dog move on so quickly, given how much he seemed to adore Beth. Anyone familiar with Dog’s past, on the other hand, should have known that he is the type of person who never stays single for long.
Dog the Bounty Hunter has married six different women as of this writing. Dog walked down the aisle with La Fonda Sue Honeycutt, Anne M. Tegnell, Lyssa Rae Brittain, and Tawny Marie Chapman, in addition to Beth and his current wife. When those marriages ended, Dog was quickly involved in another serious relationship. Surprisingly, Dog divorced Tegnell and married Brittain in 1982. In addition to the women he has married, Dog has proposed to partners with whom he did not ultimately walk down the aisle.
How did Twany Marie and Duane meet?
They met in 1988 after Chapman arrested her for drug possession, and she later became his secretary. Tawny Marie Chapman married Duane in 1992, separated in 1994, and divorced in 2002.
The couple had no children together, though Chapman’s children referred to her as their mother during their relationship. Chapman described the marriage as “a disaster from the start” in his autobiography, You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, claiming she was addicted to amphetamines. They had been married for 11 years before calling it quits.
Tawny Marie was quiet after their divorce, but her ex-husband, Duane, married for the fifth time to Alice Elizabeth “Beth” Barmore, with whom he had an on-again, off-again relationship until the two married on May 20, 2006, at a Hilton hotel in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii.
Tawny and Dog the Bounty Hunter
In an ideal world, everyone would walk down the aisle for the right reasons. However, regardless of how serious the commitment, humans can have a variety of reasons for doing something, including getting married. For example, Dog the Bounty Hunter knew his marriage to Tawny Marie Chapman was doomed from the start, according to his 2007 memoir “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide.”
As Dog the Bounty Hunter revealed in his memoir, he met his ex-wife Tawny Marie Chapman when he arrested her for illegal drug possession. After arresting Champman, Dog decided he wanted to help her find a new life, so he hired her as his secretary, and the two soon became a couple.
Unfortunately, before Dog the Bounty Hunter and Tawny Marie Chapman began dating, he’d met and fallen for Beth Chapman. However, Beth was young enough at the time that Dog felt it would be inappropriate to become involved with her, but he couldn’t let go of those feelings. As a result, his affections were divided when he married her, which is almost certainly why Dog told E! News that marrying Tawny Marie “was a mistake” in his heart.
Dog the Bunter Hunter and Tawny Marie Chapman married in 1992, separated in 1994, and divorced in 2002. According to what Dog has said about the relationship, it appears that two major factors doomed their marriage. To begin with, Dog clearly still had feelings for Beth Chapman. After all, Dog once admitted to being unfaithful to Tawny Marie during their marriage. “To be honest, Beth and I slept together the entire time I was married to Tawny and the entire time she was married to Keith.” While that may appear to be insurmountable, Dog has also claimed that Tawny Marie remained addicted to amphetamines, which was a major issue in their marriage.