Dog The Bounty Hunter's Daughter Is "Starting A New Chapter"

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Dog The Bounty Hunter's Daughter Is "Starting A New Chapter"

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In the summer of 2004, we were blessed with arguably the world's best reality show, Dog the Bounty Hunter.

A guilty pleasure for many, the series followed Duane "Dog" Chapman and his family as they rounded up criminals and brought them to justice. While the show was canceled after eight seasons in 2012, we still can't help but wonder what our favorite family is up to now.  

Sadly, one of the updates was that Dog's wife, Beth, was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer, but after preserving through treatment and surgery, Dog announced his wife was cancer free at the end of 2017.

"There is a God. This could be a miracle. This could be a healing," he said during the couple's A&E television special, Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives. "[The doctor] said if I wasn't such a good husband it wouldn't have worked out that great. Oh, I can breathe. Beth Chapman, you did it."

Between the two of them, the couple have 14 children, plenty of whom have joined the family business. Their two youngest kids, Garry and Bonnie Jo grew up in front of our eyes, but sadly, we haven't seen them since the cancellation of the hit show.

But, fans who are curious of what at least one of these youngsters are up to now are in luck, because Bonnie Jo has stepped back in the limelight, and she has grown into a truly gorgeous woman.

Since 2017, the 19-year-old has shared with her 23,700 Instagram followers snapshots of her life. She graduated from high school that same year, and said she is "looking forward to starting a new chapter of my life."

The young woman has certainly grown up since we were first introduced to her at only five years old, and we aren't surprised she has become an absolute beauty.

Still residing in Hawaii and Colorado, Bonnie Jo frequently writes inspirational quotes on her pictures that highlight the strength of women.

"What's the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she's already had everything she needs within herself. It's the world that convinced her she did not," she quotes poet Rupi Kaur.

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space," the redhead also wrote, repeating Johnny Cash's wise words.

However, the aspiring model isn't the only celebrity child that has grown up to become a stunning young adult.

Ava Philippe

The daughter of former power couple, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe, Ava Philippe, 18, has grown into a beautiful woman, all set for college.

Often seen in the public eye with her younger brother, Deacon, 14, we've watched this young woman grow up right in front of our eyes.

Not only is Ava dead ringer of her mother, they're also as close as can be.

"We can talk for hours," Reese said when discussing the close relationship she shares with her daughter. "There is nothing like the love I have for my daughter. We share every emotion with each other, our hopes, and dreams."

"She also cares deeply about her family and the world around her," the mother-of-three added. "She frequently educates me on news stories and issues young women are facing."

Her father is equally as proud of his daughter, bragging about his children's achievements during during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Ryan.

"It's a really exciting time. They're such great kids, they're great students and I'm enjoying seeing them become adults. [Ava] just took the ACT and she killed it," Ryan boasted.

Kaia Gerber

The daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, Kaia Gerber, 16, is following in her supermodel mother's footsteps and has walked in the 2018 Spring Fashion Week for high profile fashion labels such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Coach, Prada, Chanel, Fendi, Moschino, and Versace.

While some mothers might find it hard raising two rising stars in the fashion world (her son  Presley Gerber, 18, is also in the industry), she's undeniably guiding them in the right direction.

"Eventually I want to empower them to be in charge of their own careers, but they're not ready for that yet. Right now they're mostly, 'Mom, just tell me what to do,'" the supermodel revealed.

She added that while she has never faced an instance of sexual harassment in the modeling industry, she does worry about her children.

"I'm really lucky because I don't have a #MeToo story," the mother-of-two explained. "As far as being a mother of two young people going into fashion, of course I worry. But let's be honest. My kids are blessed in that business because they aren't coming in as unknowns. People will know I will come after them if they mess with my kids."

Brooklyn Beckham

The oldest of David and Victoria Beckham's four children, Brooklyn, 19, is already making a name for himself.

Having modeled Burberry, and appearing in several magazine spreads, the talented youth is studying photography at Parsons School of Design in New York City (and has already released his first book), and his parents couldn't be more proud.

When Brooklyn turned 19, his parents took to social media to show their affection for their grownup son.

"Happy birthday Brooklyn We all love you so much!! xx So many kisses from us all!! We are so proud of you," Victoria wrote.

"Happy Birthday big boy... So proud of the man you have grown into... Be passionate, be proud, be humble & be you... Love u bust." David followed up.

Are you shocked to see these celebrity children all grown up?

[H/T: Draper James, Town and Country, PEOPLE]

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