Who is Lyssa Rae Brittain? Ex-Wife Of Duane Chapman

by Slisha Tue Jan 03 2023 Updated On Wed Dec 06 2023

Lyssa Rae Brittain is popularly known as a celebrity spouse. She is one of the ex-wives of Duane Chapman

Duane is a famous American television star bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman

Lyssa became famous when she became Duane's third wife. Besides that, she is a businesswoman, and her nickname, 'Big Lyssa,' is pretty famous.  

Her father was also a businessman.

Lyssa Rae Brittain's ex-husband and their daughter.
Lyssa Rae Brittain's ex-husband and their daughter. Source: Instagram

Her Love Story

Lyssa and Duane came across each other many years ago. 

The couple met in a bar when Lyssa was married to her first husband, the Assemblies of God Minister, and Duane was also married to his second wife, Anne M Tengell.

According to the source, the ex-couple broke up because of some infidelities and officially divorced in 1988. Her first marriage gave her no offspring.

She had met Duane when she had already separated from her first husband, though they were not divorced. 

The ex-couple fell in love and started creating memories with each other. They were in a beautiful relationship for a few years. 

After dating for a few years, they decided on forever. The ex-couple exchanged vows and tied the knot on the 6th of January 1982

They welcomed their first baby girl, Barbara Katie Chapman, after a few months of marriage on the 8th  of June, 1982.

Unfortunately, they lost their daughter when she was 24 years old on the 19th of May, 2006, in Alaska from a car accident. 

The pair shared two more kids. A year after Barbara's birth, they welcomed their son Tucker Dee Chapman on the 8th of September, 1983

The other kid, Lyssa Rae Champion, was born on the 10th of June, 1987.

 Duane Chapman with his new wife.
Duane Chapman with his new wife. Source: Pinterest

When Did They Separate?

After almost nine years of marriage, the couple decided to separate after making many memories together and sharing three kids. 

The reason behind their separation is not known and is suspense. The couple officially separated their ways in 1991.

Lyssy had a very rough and challenging life after she separated from him. 

Age And Net Worth

Lyssa is 69 years old. She was born on the 15th of July, 1954, in Denver, Colorado, USA. She was born and brought up of Caucasian descent

She is cancer by her birth zodiac sign. As defined by her zodiac, she is a devoted, selfless woman. 

Her ex-husband Duane is 70 years old. He was born on February 2nd, 1953. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Lyssa's net worth is unknown. She talked about her ex-husband, Duane, who has a net worth of 6 million dollars. 

Lyssa's Kid Has A Rough Childhood After The Divorce From Duane

After separating their ways, Lyssa's kids had a rough lifestyle. They encountered many difficulties in their teenage years. 

Due to the same reason, Duane had to take custody of their kids. The kids are close to both of their parents.

Duane Shared His Prison Story With Entertainment Tonight

In an interview with the YouTube channel Entertainment Tonight, Duane shared that he has not been a bounty hunter since the beginning. 

He shared that he worked there as a warden's barber when he was in prison in his early twenties. 

He shared that the barber shop was outside the prison gate, due to which one of his friends escaped with rifles, and he and his friends were back of that guy. 

No one wanted him to be killed, so Daune tackled him. 

After that, an officer came behind him and, through his handcuffs, said hook him up, bounty hunter. 

That was the first time someone called him a bounty hunter.

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