Dog The Bounty Hunter’s son Chris Hecht dated his famous dad's ex Moon Angell BEFORE reality star fell for her

DUANE "Dog The Bounty Hunter" Chapman's son Chris Hecht dated his famous dad's ex Moon Angell before the reality star fell for her.

Chris, 49, was adopted by Gloria Hecht when he was 5-years-old after his biological mom, Debbie White, committed suicide. 


The Hecht family did not know Dog, 68, was his biological father until the Dog The Bounty Hunter star reached out to the family when Chris was 19 years old. 

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Gloria claimed her son actually dated Dog’s controversial ex-girlfriend Moon before his famous dad.

Gloria claimed: “Moon was Chris’ ex-girlfriend. They dated for a year on-and-off. They met on the street in front of the Dog the Bounty Hunter shop in Denver because she was a fan.

“I didn’t like her. I didn’t like her persona. I’m a mother, what can I say. She was nice to me, but when they got into a fight she would call me complaining. Some of the things I believed, some I didn’t."

Despite Chris and Moon’s tumultuous relationship, they moved into the basement of Dog and his late wife Beth's home. 

She continued: "Moon and Beth became best friends. Chris didn’t like that they were friends, but there was not much he could do.”

Moon even served as maid of honor at Dog and Beth's wedding in 2006. 

'HE WANTED TO KILL DOG'

Dog began dating Moon only months after his wife Beth’s death from throat cancer in June 2019.

The romance caused controversy with his family, as Dog’s daughters Lyssa and Cecily slammed Moon over social media for moving in on Dog and living in the home he once shared with Beth.

Dog and Moon called it quits in February 2020 after she turned down his marriage proposal on The Dr. Oz Show.

Gloria said of Chris’ reaction to the dating news: “He wanted to kill Dog when he found out they were dating. He was angry. He didn’t do anything though, it was just all talk. 

“He didn’t actually confront Dog because Dog wouldn’t take his phone calls. At that point, they had been estranged for years.”

STRAINED FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIP

Gloria previously revealed to The Sun Dog and Chris’ alleged toxic father-son relationship.

Gloria accused the reality star of cruelly "abandoning" Chris and treating him poorly through the years. 

Gloria claimed her son was “starved for male attention” growing up, as he struggled as a child and adolescent. 

She alleged: “Chris has problems because of the abuse he received from others when he was with his biological mother. He was a handful. He did normal stupid teenager stuff. He’s one of those who always gets caught.”

But the “heavy stuff” started for Chris, who she claimed has struggled with drug abuse through the years, when Dog reached out. 

Gloria alleged: “He contacted me and said who he was and I was like, ‘No you're not. Go away and leave us alone.’ But he begged.

“He then reached out to Christopher for the first time when he was 19. When he learned Duane was his father, he was ecstatic. They started a relationship.”

FEUD WITH BETH

Gloria said Dog and Chris’ relationship “went bad” when his late wife Beth “came into the picture.”

She claimed: “Beth didn’t get along with Chris because he was a few years younger than her. She did not treat Chris good and they did not like each other at all. He was totally singled out when Beth was alive. He was not a nice person to Chris after that.”

Gloria alleged Chris was “hurt” that he wasn’t involved or included in the A&E reality show like his siblings. 

She continued to claim: “He tore Chris down every chance he got. Duane has called him names and laughed at him instead of trying to help him. Chris has two kids that have reached out to Duane and he says, ‘I’m busy I’ll call back’ and he never does. He never sees them.

“He called me crying, saying, ‘All he does is cuss me, cut me down. I’ve asked him to help me and he won’t, he won’t even give me 25 cents.

“I tried to get Dog out of the picture. I told him you’re not his dad, go away.”

Gloria said that despite Dog’s treatment of Chris, he has always still “yearned for his dad.”

She claimed: “He has tried everything possible to get his attention. Fighting, being nice, he tries. All he wanted was to know his father because of what he went through when he was younger. 

“Dog is all about Dog. With his kids, I love you today, I hate you tomorrow. If you don’t do what makes me look good, go away. All he's concerned about is himself and finding someone to marry.

“Why did Dog notify us if this is what he was going to do?"

CHRIS' LEGAL TROUBLES

Chris is currently behind bars in a Colorado prison for a 2020 menacing arrest, a prison case manager confirmed to The Sun.  

He was sentenced to three years in prison on February 8, 2021 with a release date of November 12, 2023. 

A parole hearing is set for August 2022 and Chris has a court hearing on October 18, 2021 for Rule 35B, which gives defendants a chance to argue for a reduced sentence. 

Gloria said the two may be “sporadically” in contact today. 

She added of her son’s ongoing legal troubles: “My feelings are if Dog wasn’t involved he wouldn’t have the legal trouble, but I can’t say for sure. He’s been on drugs since he was 19. It's been a roller coaster. I have dealt with it for 28 years. 

“I think Dog has always made it worse with his treatment of the kid. He doesn’t have to do anything except not treat him that way.”

Duane, who married Francie Frane earlier this month, told The Sun on behalf of his rep: “I’ve helped Chris numerous times and will again when he is released from prison.”



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