Of the things Duane Chapman is known for, being a good father is not one of them. The former bondsman was constantly in and out of prison and rarely had times for his kids. Even after his release, Duane did not establish the best of relationships with his children and carried on with his life. While all of his children have been a victim of his behaviors, nobody has it worse than Lyssa. Pregnant at a young age, left by her mother, drugs, and so much more ruined Lisa’s life. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Lyssa Chapman.
A harrowing childhood:
Lyssa Rae Chapman was born on the 10th of June 1987, to Duane Chapman and Lyssa Rae Brittain. By the time Lyssa was born, her parents had already gotten a divorce and lived separately. She stayed with her father until 11-years of age but moved away with her mother. She falsely accused of her father of raping her, but it was a friend of her father who had molested her. Following the incident, Lyssa moved in with her mother. Talking about the incident, Lyssa revealed,
“I [falsely] accused my father of raping me when I was 11. I had been molested by a friend of his. It was a horrible life that I never wanted to go back to, living with him and Beth and the fighting and the drugs. When I got to my mother’s, although she drank, it was much more peaceful. I was in school, I had friends, I was willing to do anything to not go back.”
Lyssa first got pregnant when she was 14-years of age. She gave birth to her first child, Abbie Mae Chapman, right after her 15th birthday. However, following the birth of her child, her mother moved in with her boyfriend and told Lyssa to pay rent for the trailer. This caused Lyssa to plummet down the path of drugs.
Even after moving in with her father, Lyssa struggled with drugs a lot. In 2011, she was arrested while drinking with friends. Someone had put something on Lyssa’s drink and she was found and arrested by the police.
“Somebody put something in my drink and I was out walking the streets at three in the morning. The cops arrested me for disturbing the peace. I had been off drugs for about a year but after that I took anything that was mind altering and just put it to the side and changed my life.”
Working with her father:
After moving in with her father, Lyssa helped Duane Chapman and Beth carry on the Bond Business. However, Lyssa never stuck around for the new TV show which aired in 2013. She left her family and started her own business. She currently owns a tanning salon and an online clothing line. On the 7th of May, 2013, Lyssa released an autobiography, Walking on Eggshells: Discovering Strength and Courage Amid Chaos.
Lyssa tied the knot with Brahman “Bo” Galanti on the 20th of February, 2009. However, the pair called it quits in February of 2011. The pair had one child, Madalynn Grace Galanti. In March of the same year, Lyssa was arrested for criminal property damage and assaulting a police officer. Her troubles with the law did not stop there and Lyssa was arrested in January of 2020, on charges of harassment and resisting arrest. She was later released on bail and had restraining orders. In 2018, Lyssa was engaged to Leiana Evensen but the pair called it quits in 2020.
Faith in God:
Lisa has had quite the journey. While she has come through at every moment in her life, Lisa credits her faith in God who helped her through her hurdles.
“When people ask me, ‘How are you still standing?’ I just say ‘God.’ He’s the one role model who’s been there my whole life. He’s the one person who loves me unconditionally and I feel that if it was not for my relationship with God I would not be standing.”