Francie Frane, the fiancé of Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman, has spoken out this week to reveal the “tactic” she is using to get him to quit smoking.
Frane opened up about her quest to get Dog to stop smoking after many years while appearing on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
“What do you think is going to be most helpful in getting Dog to let go of his remaining unhealthy habits, his natural tendencies?” Dr. Mehmet Oz asked her.
“Well, in fact, we all don’t like change, especially when it comes to things that we have relied on for such a long time. And so my tactic is love and encouragement,” Frane replied, according to People Magazine. “I need him around for the next 20 years at least, so I just keep telling him that.”
“I feel like when people are constantly picking at us, that it makes us do the opposite — [it makes us] want to do it, continue to do it more, because we don’t want to be picked at all the time,” she added. “It’s reverse psychology, maybe, and loving him out of cigarettes.”
Dog, 67, revealed his relationship with Frane, 51, back in March, ten months after his beloved wife Beth died of throat cancer in June of 2019 at the age of 51. Frane lost her husband around the same time that Dog lost Beth, and they bonded over their shared grief.
“I need a partner,” Dog said earlier this year. “I’ve said it before. There will never be another Mrs. Dog. There is not. Francie couldn’t do that. There will be a last Mrs. Chapman. If Beth was here, and saw Francie and saw how she was raised, her morality and this and that, Beth would say, ‘Big daddy, don’t lose her.’ ”
“You’ll never forget the spouse,” he added. “You can’t help it. I will never forget. But I’ve got to get out there. I’ve got to be able to say, ‘I came out of this and you can, too.’ As a human being, I don’t think you look for — not a replacement, because you can never find one. I’m learning that right now.”
“I believe in marriage,” Dog said. “Beth taught me.”