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Beth Chapman Welcomes Great-Grandchild Amid Cancer Battle

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After weeks of bad news, Dog the Bounty Hunter stars Beth Chapman and her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman, finally have a very good reason to celebrate.

Beth, who is currently battling stage IV cancer, recently announced that she has become a great-grandmother for the first time.

The 51-year-old took to Instagram to share photos of her new great-grandchild along with a heartfelt caption.

"My first great grand baby he’s adorable and he’s precious and he came 5 weeks early to meet me,” she wrote.

"Nothing more beautiful or inspiring than the birth of a new baby. A new Generation Of Chapman’s you will be an amazing father, I’m very proud of you,” Beth added, referring to her grandson Dakota Chapman.

"It just gets better," the reality TV star added after congratulating Dakota's father, Leland Chapman, on his "first grand baby."

Leland, 42, is Dog's son from his first marriage to La Fonda Sue Honeycutt.

The bundle of joy's arrival comes just days after it was reported that Beth started chemotherapy for her throat cancer last month.

"The [treatments] are going well, but they certainly take their toll on Beth," a source close to the Chapmans told Entertainment Tonight. "She's a trooper though and a very tough lady."

Dog previously told In Touch that his wife's cancer is "incurable," but in another interview with E! News, the family said Beth had "a 50/50 chance of chemotherapy working."

Beth was first diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in 2017, and after a few months of treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery, she and Dog reassured fans that the cancer was completely gone.

Unfortunately, the cancer returned a few months ago, forcing doctors to once again operate on Beth to clear a throat blockage that affected her breathing.

This time the cancer turned out to be more aggressive and had spread to other parts of her body, including her lungs.

Despite her health struggles, Beth is already planning her TV comeback. She and Dog have already started filing their new TV series, Dog's Most Wanted, according to their attorney Andrew Brettler.

We're wishing Beth all the best as she undergoes treatment.

Congratulations to the family on the arrival of their newest member!

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