STAR-BULLETIN / 2005
Duane "Dog" Chapman will be getting married to his longtime sidekick, Beth Smith, tomorrow on the Big Island.
Famous bounty hunter to tie the knot tomorrow
The Dog has finally been collared.
Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the reality TV show "Dog the Bounty Hunter," is getting married to his longtime sidekick, Beth Smith, tomorrow during a sunset ceremony on the Big Island.
Usually cool under the collar, the 53-year-old Chapman admitted he was nervous heading up to the big day and seeing his bride walk down the aisle.
"She's my rock, my world," he said.
The self-proclaimed world's best bounty hunter and Smith have two children together and have been together for 16 years.
"I've already been cuffed and shackled by Beth anyway," he said. "She's Italian and tough."
The wedding and reception will take place at the sprawling Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Smith, who calls Chapman her "best catch," will wear a custom gown in off-white lace with nude backing designed by Eduardo Lucero, who is attending the wedding.
Besides his trademark mullet, Chapman is donning white jeans to match his white leather vest, boots and American Indian jewelry, representing his heritage.
"They could not get me into a tux," he said. "They tried, though."
ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 2006
Duane "Dog" Chapman and Beth Smith kiss during a party for the third-season premiere of their Hawaii-based TV show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter."
The wedding will be featured in an Aug. 14 episode of "Dog the Bounty Hunter," which is in its third season. The series about Chapman and his tattooed crew of fugitive finders is A&E's highest-rated ever.
The favors include dog tags with the inscription "Dog & Beth. Captured. May 20, 2006."
The guest list includes Hulk Hogan and Danny Bonaduce. The best man is the show's co-executive producer Boris Krutonog, who introduced Chapman to Hollywood. The two also were jailed together in Mexico after Chapman nabbed serial rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in 2003, Chapman said.
The newlyweds will honeymoon in Fiji on property provided and owned by motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
Chapman said marriage will not change or tame him.
"Never. This Dog is wild."