Duane Chapman's upcoming wedding will be short two familial faces.
Dog The Bounty Hunter is set to marry Francie Frane on Sept. 2, but daughters Cecily and Bonnie Chapman won't be there because they weren't invited.
In speaking to TMZ about being left off the guest list, neither woman seemed to understand the reason or logic behind the snubbing. Cecily, however, has a theory, and it revolves around Beth Chapman, Duane's late wife, who passed in 2019 following a battle with throat cancer.
"My only guess or idea would be that he's not really on the same path as me and my sister," said Cecily, who is actually Dog's stepdaughter. "What I'm seeing personally is that my dad is having a hard time dealing with the fact that maybe he isn't going to replace my mom and that maybe me and Bonnie bring out a lot in our mom and maybe he sees our mom in us. I feel like that scares him."
Cecily said she and Bonnie have no issue with their dad remarrying and claim to have had good experiences with Francie.
"I think he's scared that we remind him too much of our mother," Cecily said.
Cecily told TMZ she's reached out to Duane about the snubbing and has gotten radio silence. Bonnie, who is a biological daughter of Dog and Beth, has not.
"This is more of a personal thing to our dad," Cecily said.
In a recent chat with the "Two Guys from Hollywood" podcast, Dog opened up about marrying again (and actually invited the podcast hosts to the wedding.)
"I felt very bad about even wanting to have someone else after Beth," he said, but noted he found a scripture that put his mind at ease. The scripture, according to Dog, essentially says, "God does not want a man to be alone, that he knows we need a companion, whether we're man or woman."
Like Cecily, Bonnie doesn't understand why she wasn't invited but makes it clear that she should be.
"I believe that my mother would have wanted us there," Bonnie said. "We are family. We are his flesh and blood. We should be there. [Francie] is our stepmother."
In a statement to TMZ about the women's shunning, Dog and Francie said, "We love Cecily and Bonnie very much, as we do all of our family. We pray for their health and happiness every day. Beyond this statement, we wish to keep any family issues private."