Bonnie Chapman hits back at rumors she isn’t Dog and Beth’s real daughter

Ever since Beth Chapman died on June 26, her family has been grieving hard. The loss has taken a heavy emotional toll on everyone, including Duane “Dog” Chapman, who says he’s lost 17 pounds since his wife’s death.

Amidst all this mourning, Bonnie Chapman is facing a bizarre rumor that she isn’t actually her daughter—and now she’s fighting back online.

Bonnie is the youngest daughter of the late bounty hunter/reality star. After her mother’s death last month, the 20-year-old opened up on social media with a heartbreaking photo of her at her mother’s bedside:

She also wrote a tribute to her mother on Twitter: “You were such a strong woman, and you taught me to always be strong.”

But now she’s following her mother’s example, standing strong in the face of inexplicable rumors about her identity.

On Instagram, Bonnie caught a commenter claiming that Bonnie was actually Beth and Duane’s granddaughter, who they raised after her actual mother passed away. It was a strange rumor, and Bonnie asked her followers where that falsehood may have come from.


But Bonnie didn’t let it go or allow the lie to spread further. In a Twitter threat posted early this morning, Bonnie shut down the rumors and insisted once and for all she was really her parents’ daughter.

In fact, she was following her mother’s example. She wrote that Beth would’ve pulled out every stop to make sure the rumor was shut down, and would give “hell on earth” to anyone who had it wrong.

Topping off the emotional thread (which Bonnie says were posted at about 4 in the morning) she posted a photo of the whole family.

Bonnie also posted on her Instagram stories messages from friends about the rumor, suggesting that it may have originated from a since-corrected article about her mother, which claimed she and her brother Garry were adopted.

Hopefully Bonnie cleared the air and settled the rumor once and for all. This is just the latest strangeness she has had to deal with since Beth’s death—she’s also been fending off obsessive fans trying to get hold of her mother’s ashes during her memorial services.

“Please don’t ask me for my mother’s ashes,” Bonnie wrote on Instagram, according to Yahoo. “Ashes are for family, no one else. No exceptions.”

Hopefully Bonnie and her family will now be able to mourn in peace during this difficult time.

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