Dog the Bounty Hunter’s girlfriend Francie writes ‘I looked up from the ashes and there you stood’ in love letter to him – The Sun

DOG The Bounty Hunter's girlfriend Francie Frane has penned another sweet love letter to the star.

Colorado rancher Francie, 51, said Duane "Dog" Chapman, 67, filled her with "gladness instead of mourning" in a handwritten note.

She wrote: "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have!

"So you cling to God and to his word with all your might because it's all you know to do.

"Then one day I looked up from the ashes and there you stood."

Francie shared the letter on Instagram and included a biblical verse from Isaiah 61:3 in her caption.

She penned: "To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."

Francie signed off: "@duanedogchapman I love you!"

It's not the first time Francie has declared her love for Duane on social media.

Just last week, she shared another intimate letter to the reality star, which read: "What we thought was the end has become just the beginning!

“You are the head and not the tail. I will walk along side you everywhere God leads us. You are my woman created by my rib not by my heal and you will walk by my side all the days of our lives."

Dog responded by posted a sweet photo of Francie on Instagram and writing: "I scream & cry Beth where are you why did you leave me then I look up & see you Francie & the pain turns to a smile I LOVE YOU WOMAN!!”

Francie replied on her Instagram Story: “I love you too, babe!”

Dog and Francie have been an item for several months now.

The couple met last year after Dog called the rancher’s husband Bob to do some yard work at his Colorado home.

Francie later broke the news to Dog that Bob had died of cancer several months before Beth’s death.

The father-of-12 went public with his new love for the first time last week.

The Discovery Channel star re-posted a photo with Francie and warned fans with the caption "be nice or be gone.”

Francie had posted the snap earlier in April, and captioned the picture: "So excited for this new chapter!”

While on a fishing trip Saturday, Dog posted a video out on the water and referred to his new girlfriend as his “babe.”

He flirtatiously teased the new lady in his life – who was off camera – about her lack of fishing skills and told her he could catch a fish which was "bigger than yours.”

However, as she attempted to reel in a fish of her own, he joked, "Oh it's gone babe.”

Lyssa Chapman – Dog’s oldest daughter – told The Sun her dad is head over heels for Francie – and say the family couldn't be happier for the couple.

She added: "They are both so happy together and they are good for each other.

"Francie has been very respectful to all the kids – and to Beth's memory – and my dad is the same way with Bob and their children.

"They go to church three times a week and dad is trying to give up smoking – she is a good woman for my dad.

"He's the happiest I've seen him in a long time – he's so in love and wants to spend the rest of his life with Francie.”

Lyssa continued: "Beth would approve – I honestly believe that Beth sent Francie for my dad – I feel like Beth and Bob are up there watching down over them.”

Their nod of approval comes just after Dog became estranged with his family over his last girlfriend Moon Angell – Beth’s best friend and maid-of-honor.

Lyssa and her sister Cecily spoke out publicly about Dog's relationship with Moon – and accused her of moving in too quickly on Dog while he was still grieving for Beth.

Beth even warned her kids about Moon's intentions before she died.

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