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Dog The Bounty Hunter and fiancée Francie Frane go on sweet ‘date night’ after he sobs over late wife Beth

DOG The Bounty Hunter took comfort in coloring while on a date night with Francie Frane after breaking down in tears on live television.

Just a day before, Duane "Dog" Chapman, 67, sobbed during an interview as he tried to explain how he still held deceased wife Beth in his heart, as well as love for his new fiancée.

Dog The Bounty Hunter enjoyed coloring on a date night with Francie Frane
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Dog The Bounty Hunter enjoyed coloring on a date night with Francie FraneCredit: Instagram

The pair lost their partners to cancer, and clearly have some tragic common ground.

In an attempt to ease emotions after a difficult week, they went out for dinner.

The reality star uploaded an Instagram image showing him dressed smartly in a black shirt with his signature sunglasses.

He was getting stuck into a coloring section of the Veggie Maze kids' menu, and looked particularly intent on the task.

Francie, who became engaged to Dog 11 months after Beth passed from cancer, flashed a beaming smile as she looked directly into the camera.

Duane 'Dog' Chapman, 57, proposed to Francie 11 months after the death of his wife Beth
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Duane 'Dog' Chapman, 57, proposed to Francie 11 months after the death of his wife BethCredit: Instagram
Beth died in June 2019 after losing her battle with throat cancer
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Beth died in June 2019 after losing her battle with throat cancerCredit: Getty Images - Getty

She wore a white top with a patterned jacket on top, and accessorized with a chunky chain necklace.

In the caption, Francie wrote: "Coloring a kids menu on date night ♥️ #pfchangs #kungpowkitty."

Doug and Francie have been criticized for dating so soon after Beth's death, but his family sprung to his defense.

Beth passed in late June 2019 at the age of 51 after sadly losing her battle with throat cancer.

The TV star became emotional when talking about the situation on a live program
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The TV star became emotional when talking about the situation on a live programCredit: Getty Images - Getty
Dog has been criticized for apparently moving on too quickly with Francie, who has also lost a partner to cancer
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Dog has been criticized for apparently moving on too quickly with Francie, who has also lost a partner to cancerCredit: Instagram

Speaking on her new engagement, Francie previously said Dog got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

In his most recent interview with Katie Souza, Duane tried to reason with fans who questioned whether he was moving too fast after the death of Beth.

He held back tears as he replied: "Let's put it like - what if it was Dog that died? And what if it was Beth who met a Christian man that spoke in a heavenly language? And loved her as much as I did and owned an airplane? What would I say?

"And what if he said, 'Dog, you are in Heaven and I would take care of her and I would love her as much as you did.'

Dog said if the shoe had been on the other foot, he would have given Beth his blessing to find new love again
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Dog said if the shoe had been on the other foot, he would have given Beth his blessing to find new love againCredit: Instagram

"I would say, 'Beth, you better not lose this one.'

"I would say that, of course, fans love Beth - Beth will always be in my heart and Francie by my side.

"She's not another Mrs. Dog, she's Francie Chapman."

Dog the Bounty Hunter sobs and says he would have wanted late wife Beth to move on with new man if he had died instead

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