Dog The Bounty Hunter Says He'll 'Mostly Be Alone' This Christmas Following Death Of Wife Beth
Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, has heartbreakingly revealed that he will be 'glad when this year is over' as he faces his first Christmas since the death of his wife Beth - which he'll spend 'mostly alone'.
Beth passed away in June, following a battle of cancer, aged 51.
At the time a devastated Duane said he was 'completely unprepared' for her death, adding: "I cannot believe she's gone; this is not possible. I want to wake up from a dream."
Now, in an interview with RadarOnline, the reality star has said that although he wants a 'traditional' Christmas, 'a lot' of his children won't be visiting him over the festival period as they're 'doing their own thing'.
He told the news outlet: "I'm trying to hold the holiday traditions. Beth was very traditional, and I want to hold those traditions as we did when Beth was here.
"Beth was the punisher in the family, and they know their dad is a softy. So, a lot of the kids aren't coming this year.
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"They're like, 'Dad, we are going to do our own thing.' I'm like, 'Okay, whatever.' So that's a little sad. I'll mostly be alone."
Despite all of this, Duane has said it hasn't stopped him from doing the house up the way he always did when his wife was alive.
He told Entertainment Tonight: "Beth was old style, old-fashioned. So, you know, that means the tree and the presents. All the stockings hung up... so I'm trying to keep that exact tradition.
"I've got it all decorated. All the stockings are hung. We always left - when the kids were young - cookies for Santa, and I think I'll do that this year also."
Opening up about his loss, he added: "I've been to prison, I've been let out of prison. I've captured some of the worst sons of b****es in the world, and nothing is worse than this.
"It seems like yesterday. Six whole months already. And pretty soon it will be a year. It's really hard when you start thinking about how long it's been.
"I think that's the worst of all, because I can't believe it's been six months."
However, he went on to say that since his wife's death he has been taking better care of himself, revealing that he's quit smoking and begun exercising.
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