Duane Chapman has opened up about grieving for late wife Beth, explaining he still misses her.
The reality star died in June, aged 51, after losing her battle with cancer.
And the Dog The Bounty Hunter star explained it still feels ‘like yesterday’ that she passed away.
‘Oh, I miss her. Eight months, that’s the worst part, it seems like yesterday and they say “time heals all wounds”. No, it doesn’t.
‘[I miss] her comments, her touch, her smell. Her encouragement, her “I am going to hire a real bounty hunter if you don’t catch this guy”. Her teasing me, her [saying], “We say the blessing before we eat”.’
Duane left fans shocked when he moved on from his romance with Beth, appearing to start up a relationship with her close friend – and former assistant – Moon Angell.
Members of his family called the couple out on social media, after he proposed to Moon during an appearance on the Dr Oz Show.
Fuming on Twitter, daughter Lyssa Chapman ranted: ‘If someone who met your family by dating your brother, tried to date your father after your step- mum died what would you do?
‘If you went to your mothers closet and saw she moved all her clothes and replaced them with her own, what would you do ? #ItsNotWhenOrWhyItsWho (sic).
‘My dad is a GROWN ASS MAN. His money. His dynasty. ‘But you can guarantee that my name is not going down in history as a person who supported this.’
However, speaking about the proposal – which Moon rejected – Dog insisted the pair are just friends.
‘I am very lonesome. She knew Beth, and she talked about Beth constantly, “Remember what Beth used to tell us,” and of course I would light right up when she’d say that,’ he continued to Entertainment Weekly. ‘I was infatuated with a dream.
‘She still works for me, and takes care of the finances. I kind of embarrassed her a little bit [with the proposal] and I shouldn’t have.’
He also vowed he knew Moon would turn down his proposal, adding: ‘When I said it, I think I was about ready to cry, but I knew that she would say no, and once she said no, that did it.’
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