Duane 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Chapman says his new fiancee Francie Frane helps him 'man up' as they both mourn their previous spouses.
The 67-year-old reality star was widowed last year when his wife Beth Chapman died of cancer, which also recently claimed the life of Francie's husband Bob.
Now three days after announcing his engagement to Francie, Duane told TMZ that 'it's just incredible that I've been able to meet someone like her.'
Coping: Duane 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Chapman says his new fiancee Francie Frane helps him 'man up' as they mourn their previous spouses
He explained: 'Well, she for a living she’s a rancher and she has recently lost her husband to cancer, six months before I lost Beth. So we like hooked up on the phone and started you know, talking to each other, crying, consoling each other.'
The reality star added: 'And then one thing led to another and it’s just incredible that I’ve been able to meet someone like her.'
In the 10 months since he lost Beth he would weep: 'Where’s my Bethy?', he revealed, saying that he was unable to 'face' his grief, which 'gets worse' as time goes by.
'So with Francie I'm allowed to speak about Beth. I talk about Bob, was her husband that passed, and we cry, we hold each other,' he revealed.
Lost love: The 67-year-old reality star was widowed last year when his wife Beth Chapman (left) died of cancer, which also recently claimed the life of Francie's husband Bob
'I am a fixer. I gotta catch bad guys. I gotta be at the top of my game. I can't feel sorry for myself or guilty. I gotta get out there and make a difference - it's what I do for a living,' the professional bounty hunter said.
''So I gotta get back, you know, I gotta, what they call on the reservation, I gotta man up, so she helps me do that,' he shared of Francie.
Duane, who has been married five times and has 13 children, says his family 'all love' Francie and 'she talks to 'em on a daily basis.'
He dished 'the boys were like: "Whoever you like, Dad, whoever you fall in love with, it's okay." The girls