Duane the Dog Chapman has a complicated family history. From the death of his wife, Beth, to his relationship with Moon Angell, and his estranged son, Duane’s family is not the best example of a close-knit family. An American bounty hunter and bondsman, Duane rose to fame following his appearances in the reality TV series, Dog The Bounty Hunter. However, as of late, Duane’s family has been plagued by controversies. His relationship with Moon Angell and their subsequent marriage became the source of many problems, which led to his own daughter speaking out against him. Duane also has an estranged relationship with his son Duane Lee, and the pair are at odds. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Duane Lee.
Duane Lee Chapman was born on the 21st of January 1973 to Duane Chapman and his ex-wife La Fonda Sue Honeycutt. Around the time Duane Lee was born, his father was sentenced to prison. His parents divorced following his father’s incarceration and Duane Lee spent much of his early life with his single mother. When he was about 8-years old, Duane got the visiting rights to see his son. Even though Duane Lee was born and raised in Texas, he later moved to Colorado springs to work in the bail bonds business.
Life as a bondsman:
After moving to Colorado, Duane Lee began training as a bondsman under the tutelage of his father. He honed his skills and began assisting Dog and Beth in the line of work. However, things took a bad turn when Duane Lee decided to part ways with the show.
While he maintained his silence as to why he was leaving the show, he later revealed that he was underpaid by Beth and worked to the bone by Dog. In one of the episodes of the show, Dog can be seen persuading Duane Lee to continue his work. While Dog promised to correct the issue in hand, he wanted Duane Lee to apologize to Beth. But Duane Lee never apologized to Beth and can be seen walking away from his father. In a last-ditch attempt to convince his son, Dog can be seen shouting at Duane Lee, that Duane Lee hates him, Beth, and their family. Even though Duane Lee denied all claims of such altercations, he eventually left the show and decided to move Florida.
Estranged from the family:
Ever since Duane Lee moved to Florida, he has been completely cut off from the family. He is not featured in any of the family shows and is believed to have left his life as a bondsman. Reports claim that Duane Lee is currently working as a financial advisor.
While Duane has not revealed any details about his personal life, his sister Lyssa publicly wrote that he once dated Moon Angell. She revealed in a tweet,
“If someone who met your family by dating your brother, tried to date your father after your step-mom died what would you do? If you went to your mother’s closet and saw she moved all her clothes and replaced them with her own, what would you do? 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.”