Where is Dog the Bounty Hunter’s ex-wife Lyssa Rae Brittain "Big Lyssa" now?

Caption : Lyssa Rae Chapman

Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane “Dog” Chapman’s exceptional on-screen personality has earned him many fans. Meanwhile, his personal life has also been gaining him a lot of attention. While most of his children are popular on media, his ex-wives, especially Lyssa Rae Brittain, has rarely made any public appearances. Read on to find out where she is in 2019.

Dog Chapman and Lyssa Rae Brittain were married for a decade

Lyssa Rae Brittain (née Greene), aka Big Lyssa, is Dog’s third wife. She was born on July 15, 1954. She got married to Dog on June 22, 1982. She was 27 while Dog was 29 at the time of their marriage. Reportedly, their marriage was performed by a Native American chief. 

Although not much is known about Lyssa’s life before meeting Dog, it is said that she was married to another man when they first met. Reportedly, she was married to an Assemblies of God minister, with whom she had separated due to his infidelity. 

Dog Chapman's family

According to Dog, he offered Big Lyssa $1,000 to have his child, to which she agreed. The couple ultimately got married just two weeks before they welcomed first child, late daughter Barbara Katie Chapman (June 8, 1982).

They went on to have three more kids, son Tucker Dee Chapman (September 8, 1983), Nicholas Chapman (May 2, 1985) and Lyssa Rae Chapman “Baby Lyssa” (June 10, 1987). The family lived in their Denver, Colorado home with Dog’s other sons Duane Lee and Leland Chapman.

Dog and Big Lyssa ended their marriage nine and a half years later on November 20, 1991. Since divorcing with Dog, Lyssa has been living a low profile life with rare appearances in public and on social media.

Dog Chapman and Lyssa Rae Brittain’s daughter passed away in an accident

Dog and Big Lyssa’s eldest child, daughter Barbara passed away on May 19, 2006, at age 23. She was killed in a car accident which took place near her home in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

barbara katie chapman

According to the state officers, Barbara’s friend was driving the stolen SUV. The car had gone off the road, hit some trees and landed upside down which killed both of them. Officials also stated that they believe that the couple was trying to use a stolen credit card to rent a room at a resort. As per the reports, drugs/alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

Dog Chapman and Beth Chapman

The tragic incident occurred on the eve of Dog and Beth Chapman’s wedding. Chapman was informed of his daughter’s fate on the morning of their wedding. After consulting with a minister, everyone agreed that their wedding should go as planned. So they first exchanged their wedding vows and decided to break the bad news to the guests at the reception.

Baby Lyssa grieved the death of stepmom Beth Chapman on social media

Baby Lyssa, the youngest child of Big Lyssa and Dog Chapman, is the most popular one among her siblings. Like many of the family members, Baby Lyssa was a bail bondswoman and bounty hunter for several years and also appeared on her father’s show, Dog the Bounty Hunter. 

lyssa rae chapman and beth chapman

Baby Lyssa left bounty hunting and quit her family business, Da Kine Bail Bonds, in the early 2010s. In the later years, her feuds with stepmom Beth Chapman frequently surfaced in the media. 

Although Baby Lyssa and Beth Chapman did not always have the coolest stepmom-daughter relationship, they were there for each other during the hardest times. Lyssa showed great support to Beth online when she was diagnosed with cancer in late 2017.

beth chapman funeral

Recently, after Beth Chapman lost her battle to throat cancer, Baby Lyssa took to Instagram to honor her stepmom. She shared a beautiful picture of them together. Later, Lyssa also shared a picture from Beth’s funeral and wrote, “Feel free to bring flowers. #BethChapman #HawaiianStyle”

We send out our prayers to Beth’s departed soul and wish the Chapman family all the strength and courage to endure this major loss.

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