Of all the talents Duane Chapman has, fatherhood is definitely not one of them. With five marriages in the books and a potential sixth on the horizon, Duane has fathered quite several kids. In the course of his five marriages, Duane has been a father to 13-kids. While he has an okay relationship with all of his kids, they are not particularly fond of their father. Over the years, Duane has been criticized for his approaches to fatherhood, especially towards his elder children. In this article, we will take a closer look at all of Duane’s children.
Duane Lee Chapman II:
Born to Daune Champan and his then-wife La Fonda Sue Darnell, Duane Lee is the first child of Duane. Born on January 21, 1973, Duane Lee is at constant odds with his father and the pair have very little to say to each other. While Duane Lee worked with his father as a bondsman, he left the show following an ugly argument with his father and his-then wife, Beth. Duane Lee had some serious complaints about his pay and claimed that Beth overworked him.
Leland Blane Chapman:
Leland Blane Chapman is the second-born child of Duane Chapman. and Le Fonda Sue Darnell. Leland was born on December 14, 1976, and spent his early years alongside his mother in Pampa, Texas. However, as a young kid, Leland joined gangs and was placed into foster care. He ran away from the foster care as well and was given the option to either go back to the foster care or live with his father, Leland chose the latter. Leland is happily married to Jamie P. Chapman. The pair tied the knot in 2016 and live in Alabama.
The third-born child of Duane Chapman, but the first child of Duane and his second wife, Ann Tegnell, Zebadiah Chapman passed away after a month she was born. Zebadiah was born on January 1, 1980, but passed away on January 31, 1980.
Out of all of Duane’s kids, Welsey Chapman is perhaps the most famous. Born to Duane and Ann, Wesley was born on November 14, 1980. Over the years, Welsey has worked for Verizon, Microsoft, and A&E. Welsey is also a motivational speaker and is the founder of the non-profit organization, A Human Project. Wesley is married to Jodie Chapman on 27 June 2018. He has two children from his previous marriage, Chloe and Peyton.
James Robert Chapman:
James Robert Chapman is the fifth child of Duane Chapman. Born to Duane and Tenn Angell, there is little information about James. He doesn’t make an appearance on the show and is relatively unknown.
Barbara Katie Chapman:
Barbara Katie Chapman was born to Duane Chapman and Lyssa Rae Brittain. Born on June 8, 1982, Barbara did not have the best relationship with her father. Unfortunately, Barbara passed on May 19, 2006, in a car accident in Fairbanks, Alaska. Alaskan troopers suspected that Barbara was under the influence while driving.
Tucker Dee Chapman:
Born on September 8, 1983, to Lyssa Rae Brittain and Duane, Tucker is at odds with his father. He was arrested for armed robbery when he was just 18-years of age and was released on parole after 4 years. He rose to fame after selling an audio track of his father, where Duane was heard using racist comments to Tucker’s then-girlfriend.
Lyssa Rae Chapman:
Lyssa Rae Chapman has had the hardest time of all of Duane’s children. At a young age, Lyssa was molested by a family friend. She ran away from her home and lived with her mother for some time. However, Lyssa got pregnant at 14 years of age, and her mother left her following the birth of her child. But Lyssa braved through the difficulties and is a successful author and businesswoman.
Bonnie Joanne Chapman and Garry Chapman:
The youngest of the Chapman’s, there is little information about Bonnie and Garry Chapman. Both were born to Beth Chapman and Bonnie Chapman and enjoyed a relatively normal life. Bonnie was born on December 16, 1998, while Garry was born on February 7, 2001.
Duane also has a child with his ex-girlfriend Debbie White. Christopher Michael Hecht was born in July, 1969, and has never identified as a Chapman child.