Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Is Not Dating Again After Wife Beth’s Death

For anyone who watches and follows “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” they know it’s been about four months since Beth Chapman died, and losing the love of his life hasn’t gotten any easier for Duane “Dog” Chapman. The two have been in the public eye for nearly two decades after the inception of their reality show over 15 years ago.

“When your spouse dies, as a man, I mean as me, so generally probably everybody, you’re released from that obligation of being married,” the bounty hunter and reality star told PEOPLE Now on Thursday. “So your mind and you go crazy. And then after a while, you realize that never will no one ever love me as much as she did. And I will probably never love anyone else as much as I loved her.”

– Duane Chapman

Beth died on June 26 at the age of 51 after a 2 year bout with throat cancer. Dog announced the news in a tweet.

“It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” he wrote. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”

– Duane Chapman via Twitter

Dog has said that being around other loved ones has helped with the grieving process.

“As long as I’m not alone. If I’m completely alone, then I start thinking about it and crying,” he said. “If I’m around people, it’s a little easier.”

– Duane Chapman

And he definitely does not want to date again at this time.

“Not that I have, but you know, it’s not worth it,” he explained. “I don’t want to tell the whole story about my mom, my dad and my life and all that stuff again to a new person. Not yet.”

– Duane Chapman
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