The only daughter of Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth Chapman is having an especially tough time dealing with the loss of her mom and reached out to fans on social media for support during the holidays. Bonnie Chapman took to Instagram this week and apologized for not posting too much recently as she deals with feelings of sadness.
"I haven’t been posting lately, the holidays have been kinda sad without my mom. I don’t want to get into it, just know I’m struggling a bit and that’s why I haven’t been posting."
Bonnie was extremely close to her mother, and even spoke at Beth Chapman's memorial service earlier this year. She has been open with fans about her emotional state throughout the loss of Beth, including the immense pain she continues to endure through.
She asked for patience from fans, especially with another big day coming up that will be tough to get through without the bounty hunting reality star by her side.
"Pease be patient with me during these next month. I barely can be excited about turning 21, my birthday is my favorite holiday. I love being surrounded by people I love, this year there will just be one person gone but it feels like there’s this massive gaping hole where she was."
Thankful for the Time They Had
Bonnie has been regularly posting about missing Beth, and although it's been months since the reality star passed away after a battle with cancer, the hole she left behind has not healed. Back in October, Bonnie shared some photos along with a message about her mom.
"I miss you everyday. Your birthday is coming up, wish I could celebrate with you one last time. Thank you for being there for my graduation, now I’m so thankful I have that moment with you."
After revealing what she's going through, many fans reached out to Bonnie to offer support and send love.
"Stay strong sweetheart! remember that we love you so much and are here if you need anything 😍 love you," one fan commented.
"Another wrote, "Bonniejo you have a tremendous support surrounding you from all of your family and friends along with all of the support from your fans."
Bonnie had previously thanked fans for the support during such an emotional time in her life.
"I’m thankful for everyone’s overwhelming support in such a hard time. I’m thankful that everyone had been so understanding of what my family is going through. Thank you for being there for us, we couldn’t ask for better people to be by our sides. Thank you for letting me being able to post about my grieving process."
Leaning On Her Creativity
During her emotional rollercoaster, Bonnie has been trying to focus on outlets that channel her creativity and artistic expression. As an aspiring makeup artist, she has been sharing many of the new looks she's come up with using a myriad of cosmetic pallets and products.
"My pain just keeps getting worse 😭🥺 doing makeup hurts my back but I love it too much to stop. I’m so happy with how far I’ve come creativity wise. I’m going to continue to explore with colors and patterns and everything under the sun," she recently wrote.
In another post she added, "More makeup looks will be coming soon, just been very busy with traveling and my mental health. "