Who is the new woman in Dog the Bounty Hunter's life?

Duane Lee Chapman, who's best known for his A&E series Dog the Bounty Hunter, had a rough 2019. At the end of June, his longtime wife Beth Chapman tragically lost her battle with throat cancer after being placed in a medically induced coma. Since then, Duane was hospitalized for what he later told Denver Fox affiliates FOX31 and Channel 2 was basically a "broken heart" (it was actually a pulmonary embolism). He also vowed to never remove the tattoo of his late wife's name from his chest. According to E! News, Duane and Beth were together for 16 years before tying the knot in 2006. Anyone who watched the series could tell that they were, by all accounts, soulmates.

At the time of this writing, it hasn't been a full year since Beth's passing, and the grief certainly hasn't been easy for Duane, but it seems like the reality star may be thinking about doggy paddling back into the dating pool sometime soon. A lone wolf can't help but howl at the moon, and that's exactly what some tabloids suggest the star is doing with a woman named, well ... Moon Angell. But has this alleged new romance already landed Duane in the doghouse? So, who's the new woman in Duane's life? She's been around longer than you probably think.

Duane Chapman prayed for someone like Moon Angell to come along

You won't see Dog the Bounty Hunter put on a smile and pretend things have been easy after losing the love of his life. The star, who's no stranger to teary-eyed interviews, told Entertainment Tonight that it's been so rough he was "embarrassed to smile" in the midst of his grief, as if it was some sort of betrayal. The loneliness is what's really devastating.

Dog claims he's been more or less alone since his wife's death, especially since his children are grown and out of the house. He was praying for someone to come along and help ease his pain, then ... Moon Angell appeared. In an interview with Radar Online, he revealed that he asked "Almighty God" for a friend and God absolutely replied.

"Moon has been a trustworthy and loyal friend to me for over 20 years. She has been with my family through many ups and downs," Dog told Radar Online, adding, "Moon is experienced. It's just that. Who knows what my future holds, but right now I need her. There will never be another Mrs. Dog but that doesn't mean I have to be so sad."

Moon has been Dog's rock through the worst time of his life, but his daughters still seem skeptical about their family friend's motives.

Did Beth Chapman warn her family about Moon Angell?

There's not a whole lot we know about Moon Angell. We know she's been working for the family for a long time and has supported Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman during his grieving process, but the reality star's daughter seems to think there's something shady happening behind the scenes. In a series of tweets, Lyssa Chapman, Duane's daughter from a previous marriage, took Moon to task, and claimed that she has receipts locked and loaded that can prove the dirt of Moon's alleged schemes.

"When a person who has ill intentions, that my mother specifically warned me about before her passing tries to enter, the war is on," Lyssa wrote in a tweet. "The devil ALWAYS goes for the weakest link. Not today satan."

In another since-deleted tweet (via Us Weekly), Lyssa claimed to have a boatload of conspicuous information about her father's rumored lover including "restraining orders, trust fund thefts," and "5 men in 3 years," (which isn't particularly shady in the age of Tinder). Lyssa also claimed that her stepmother's former assistant bred dogs for money before abandoning the parents at the pound. 

This is, of course, pretty bewildering, but not because Lyssa allegedly has proof. After all, her dad is a bounty hunter — they know how to find things. But mostly, it's perplexing that Moon would have worked for the Chapmans for 20 years if Beth though she was shady, right? 

Moon Angell is a long-time family friend

It seems like Moon Angell's recent presence in Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's life has suddenly come out of nowhere, but that's only a product of the media. In fact, couldn't be anything further from the truth. According to various reports, Moon was Beth Chapman's administrative assistant, and she's worked with the family for 20 years. Her Twitter bio states she was involved with both their Colorado retail location and Da Kine Bail Bonds, which moved from its Hawaii office in January 2019.

Considering her employment history, Moon is probably grieving Beth's death too, but she appears to take a less emotional approach to sadness. She's certainly helped Dog toughen up (if a person who literally hunts criminals for a living needed to be tougher in the first place). In an interview with Radar Online, Dog admitted, "[Moon] has just been so good to me. I'll get really emotional and find myself getting into a dark hole and she will tell me to suck it up. So it's been good having her by my side."

Has Moon Angell already moved in?

Moon Angell and Duane Chapman are definitely not dating — at least according to numerous tabloids and the Dog the Bounty Hunter patriarch himself — so, then why are Duane's daughters alleging that she moved into his home? In a very angry tweet, Lyssa Chapman questioned, "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? #ItsNotWhenOrWhyItsWho."

Lyssa, whose mother is Duane's third wife Lyssa Rae Brittain (per Survivornet), isn't the most reliable narrator in the Chapman family. She feuded with Beth Chapman when the reality star was alive and reportedly skipped out on a hospital visit when Beth had a throat tumor removed in 2017. A month before Beth died, she accused Lyssa of not acknowledging her on Mother's Day, so why is she sticking up for her stepmother, now? Nonetheless, she's not the only Chapman kid claiming Angell moved into their den.

Though names were never distinctly named, it sounds like Cecily, Beth's biological daughter and Duane's stepdaughter, wasn't happy about Moon's reported move, either. "I've been very quiet concerning the circumstances but tbh what kinda 'friend' moves into a dead friends house with their husband?! And ACTS LIKE THEY DID NOTHING WRONG? #narcissist," she tweeted. Cecily also claimed that her step dad "threw [her] to the curb" after her mother died, and she retweeted Lyssa's tweet about Moon's alleged move, pouring more fuel on the fire.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and Moon Angell are keeping it platonic

Moon Angell's friendship with Duane Chapman is completely filled with speculation, but even if she did move into the reality star's home, they're probably not even sleeping in the same bed. Let the tabloids say what they want, but according to the man also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, absolutely nobody in this situation is hooking up, especially not him.

In an October 2019 interview with People, Duane admitted that he's not really interested in dating and that he's definitely not bothered about being physically intimate with anybody. "Sex is a thing like almost in the past right now," he told People. "I'm not having it and I don't care. It's weird."

During another heartbreaking interview, Duane also admitted that he doesn't think he'll ever love someone as much as he loved Beth. Soulmates are soulmates. You only get so many, right? According to People, Duane's children weren't ready to see their father move on either (and if anything, Lyssa Chapman's repeated comments are total proof of that). Everybody needs a friend, though.

Duane Chapman still sleeps next to Beth Chapman's ashes

If you needed proof that Duane Chapman and Moon Angell were not item, here's the heartbreaking truth: Duane still sleeps next to Beth Chapman's ashes. He even considered having her ride in the passenger seat while he's driving — macabre, but you can't erase true love. According to an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Duane was extremely protective over Beth's ashes to the point that he didn't even follow her dying wish. She reportedly wanted them scattered, but he couldn't bear to throw her away and "start over."

"So, I wanted to put them in the car and seatbelt them in," he told Entertainment Tonight. "And I want to take them with me. But that's like, morbid, you know? You gotta really watch it. These are the times when people go over the edge. And you really gotta watch how you do 'cause my life, I went through experiences to help others — I really mean this."

Instead, Duane put Beth's ashes right next to his bed and planned to keep them there forever. That way, when he's finally at the stage where he can stop sleeping with a pillow covering up her side of the bed, he could still see his late wife each morning when he wakes up. That might put a damper on any of Duane's bedroom activities, but like we stated before, there will never be another Mrs. Dog, anyway.

Keeping it in the family

Even if Moon Angell isn't dating Duane Chapman, she might have already dated a Chapman. According to some angry tweets from Lyssa Chapman, Moon is her brother's ex. It's not clear which brother, considering the Chapmans have 11 living children, according to Access Hollywoodbut could you imagine? It's bad enough if your friend dates your ex, but this is some serious P. Diddy stuff right here.

"If someone who met your family by dating your brother, tried to date your father after your step-mom died what would you do?" Lyssa tweeted, later adding, "My dad is a GROWN A– MAN. His money. His dynasty. But you can guarantee that my name is not going down in history as a person who supported this."

In Lyssa's defense, how could you be thrilled about your sibling's ex swooping in on your pops? Nonetheless, it should be noted that Lyssa's statement doesn't actually prove some tabloid rumors that Duane and Moon are a bona fide item. All it alleges is that Moon is trying to make them an item. Will she succeed? It's too early to make a call, but the odds do seem in her favor.

Duane Chapman and Moon Angell won't ever be walking down the aisle

Grieving is a long process, and the first three months seemed incredibly hard for Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman. He was still grieving to the point that none of his family left him alone because, as he told Entertainment Tonight, "It hurts worse or you feel it more when you're all alone." This interview came a short month after reports of an alleged date with a mystery woman surfaced, but it turned out to just be a business dinner. The real dating rumors flared up when Dog shared a photo of himself with Moon Angell on Instagram a few months later. Nonetheless, these longtime friends will probably never tie the knot, even if their existing relationship blossoms into romance. The A&E star admitted that even though he was "so lonely," he had made a pact with Beth to never, ever get married to someone else.

"I told [a woman] the other day that I was kind of looking at, and I said, 'Listen to me, there will never be another Mrs. Dog, so if you're just gonna keep giving them them google eyes, you better know that right now,'" he told Entertainment Tonight, through tear-stained eyes.

There you have it: there will never be another Mrs. Dog. If Moon really is trying to swoop in, expecting Dog to put a ring on it, she's barking up the wrong tree.

Did Moon Angel got ho, ho, homey with Dog on Christmas?

The day after Christmas marked six months since Beth Chapman's passing, and it was undoubtedly going to be a difficult time for Duane Chapman, who told Radar Online that his late wife was the one to enforce holiday traditions. It was "mandatory" for his children to spend Christmas at home, but this year, it seemed like the majority of his kids weren't stopping by. He claimed he was spending the holidays "mostly alone" which was "a little sad."

That's not to say that Duane spent the holidays completely alone. On Christmas, Duane posted an Instagram photo that depicted him and some of his children smiling while drinking "unfermented wine" (which most of us know as grape juice). The day after Christmas, Moon Angell posted the same Instagram photo, which all but outwardly confirmed that she spent the holidays with the reality star's family. Of course, because this family isn't short on drama, she used the caption (and an epic amount of hashtags) to slam her haters.

"Jealous people can be soooooo WRONG & CRUEL about you but you know what ... F—'M," she wrote. Well, merry Christmas to you, too.

Moon Angell seems to be exactly what Dog the Bounty Hunter is looking for

It was a long six months, but if we're judging by Instagram posts, it seems like a little bit of the dark cloud surrounding Dog the Bounty Hunter since Beth Chapman's passing has lifted, partly thanks to Moon Angell. In an interview with Radar Online, Dog seemed almost ready to doggy paddle back in the dating pool. 

"I see myself dating again. I am a human being. I don't ever remember being single," he told the tabloid. "And of course what do you do now, you go to the bars. I can't drink. I'll be in jail. I really can't drink without Beth being around, because I'll get in trouble. But I'll probably end up dating soon."

Duane elaborated that he thinks he will eventually have a girlfriend who will sleep next to him, but it has to be "a certain person" who "know[s] about Beth" and "the whole story." Who knows about Beth? Who knows the whole story? Moon. If they're not already quietly dating behind-the-scenes, it certainly seems like she's a stellar prospect (unless Lyssa Chapman is willing to provide those alleged receipts).