On Friday (August 20th), Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter, Cecily Chapman, announced she was officially canceling her ‘dream wedding’ to her fiance, Matty Smith, amid an ongoing feud with her father.
During an interview with The Sun, Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter stated while she and Matty are not going to be walking the aisle this upcoming winter, the relationship isn’t officially over. They are taking a break.
“It could be a year. It could be six months, it could be two years, or it could be a long time. So we’re just not sure. I’m definitely not in a rush to get married.”
Cecily also declared she didn’t want to get into the reason as to why she and Matty split but. She just wants to respect Matty’s privacy.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Daughter Claims She Not Invited to His Own Wedding
The news about the breakup comes just days after Cecily claimed she wasn’t invited to her dad’s wedding nor has she met his fiancé Francie Frane.
“I’m assuming that he thinks I wouldn’t want to be there,” Cecily explained to the Sun about her absence from Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wedding. “I didn’t even know there was a date until The Sun did a story about it.”
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter further explained that if he would ask her to attend the wedding, she would. “He’s still my dad. I’ve never met Francie in my life. I haven’t even been to the Castle Rock house since [her mom’s] funeral.”
Cecily also admitted Dog the Bounty Hunter’s engagement actually surprised her since her mother only passed away from cancer just two years ago.
“He’s got to find his own happiness. And I’m happy for him. He’s got to do what he’s got to do.”
The reality star’s family further released a statement that revealed, “Family has always been and will continue to be important to Dog and Francie. And for anyone to suggest otherwise is untrue.”
Dog the Bounty Hunter Shares Details About Upcoming Wedding to Francie Fran
During a recent interview with the Two Guys From Hollywood podcast, Dog the Bounty Hunter shared more details about the upcoming September nuptials. “We went to the venue and picked it out yesterday and looked at it. Man, it costs a lot to get married.”
The reality star explained that Francie’s husband passed away over three years ago, while his wife, Beth, passed way over two years ago. “I felt very bad [for] even wanting to have someone else after Beth.”
The couple originally got engaged in May 2020. But they had delayed the wedding couple of times over the past year due to the pandemic. The wedding is currently set for September 2nd.