Lyssa Rae Chapman (born June 10, 1987) is an American businesswoman, television personality, former bail bondswoman and bounty hunter, most noted for her role on A&E TV's Dog the Bounty Hunter, in which she, along with her father Duane "Dog" Chapman and various friends and family, track down and capture wanted fugitives.

Lyssa Chapman
Lyssa Rae Chapman

(1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 36)
Other namesBaby Lyssa
Television personality
Years active2005–present
Height5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Brahman "Bo" Galanti
(m. 2009; div. 2011)
Leiana Evensen
(m. 2022)
Parent(s)Duane Chapman
Lyssa Rae Brittain

Personal life and career Edit

Chapman was born the ninth of twelve children of Duane "Dog" Chapman. Her mother is his third wife, Lyssa Rae Brittain (née Greene). She is known as "Baby Lyssa" to distinguish from her mother "Big Lyssa".[1] She was raised by her father until she was 10, after which she went to live with her mother in a small Alaskan town, Anderson, and had no contact with her father for six years. She later worked with him at the family bail bonds company, Da Kine Bail Bonds. She appeared on Season 2 Episode 16 of Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.

Chapman’s first daughter, Abbie Mae Chapman, was born the day after her fifteenth birthday. It was revealed in an interview during Lyssa's second pregnancy, that Abbie's father was 24 years old at the time of conception. He was subsequently arrested for statutory rape.[1]

On February 20, 2009, Chapman married Brahman "Bo" Galanti (born July 24, 1973) in Oahu, Hawaii. The couple have one child together, Madalynn Grace Galanti, in addition to their children by other relationships. In February 2011, Chapman filed for divorce from Galanti.[2] On March 15, 2011, she was arrested for criminal property damage and assaulting a police officer.[3]

Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, released Chapman's autobiography, Walking on Eggshells: Discovering Strength and Courage Amid Chaos, on May 7, 2013.[4]

On June 3, 2022, Chapman married Leiana Evensen in the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii, in a private ceremony performed by Chapman’s “Uncle David”. Chapman and Evensen previously owned a tanning salon.[5]

Chapman opened an online clothing line in November 2019.[6]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Duane "Dog" Chapman and Laura Morton. You Can Run But You Can't Hide (2007, NY: Hyperion
  2. ^ "Dog the Bounty Hunter's Daughter Lyssa Files for Divorce". Us Weekly. February 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-17.
  3. ^ "Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter, Lyssa Chapman, arrested in Hawaii". CBS News. March 17, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-17.
  4. ^ "The story of Lyssa's life is told in detail in her 2013 memoir, "Walking on Eggshells: Discovering Strength and Courage Amid Chaos."". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Dog the Bounty Hunter Daughter's Lyssa Planning Lesbian Wedding". 19 April 2018.
  6. ^ Trock, Gary (October 20, 2019). "Dog the Bounty Hunter's Daughter Reveals New Clothing Line: 'For Beth'". The Blast. Retrieved November 14, 2021.

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