Who Is Maui Chapman? Into The Life of Leland Chapman’s First Wife

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Who Is Maui Chapman? Into The Life of Leland Chapman’s First Wife
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Maui Chapman is an American celebrity who is famous as the ex-wife of Dog the Bounty hunter star Leland Chapman and daughter-in-law of Duane Chapman. Well, Duane is an American bounty hunter and television personality. Besides, Chapman is a convicted murderer who rose to stardom after he started working on the show, Dog the Bounty Hunter in 2004.

After the show aired, people gradually started showing their interest in his personal life and family members as well. And we are talking about one of his family members who has always been scrutinized by Duane’s fans. And she is none other than Duane’s former daughter-in-law, Maui Chapman. She is Duane’s son, Leland Chapman’s first wife.

In today’s episode, let’s talk about Maui Chapman’s family, relationships, married life, and more.

Maui Chapman is a Hawaiian Native

Maui Chapman, Dog Chapman’s former daughter-in-law, was born and raised in Kailua, a town on the east coast of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Her birth date has been cited to be 1957. As of 2022, Maui is 65 years of age.

Talking about her nationality, she is American and belongs to mixed ethnicity.

Maui Chapman Was Married to Leland Chapman for Over a Decade

Maui Chapman was married to Leland Chapman, son of the renowned bounty hunter Duane Chapman for over a decade from the mid-1990s. As per the sources the ex-husband-and-wife met in the early 1990s at a 4th July party that their mutual friend threw.

After a short courtship, Maui and Leland Chapman reportedly tied the knot in 1995. Meanwhile, some sources, including Heavy have reported that Maui and Leland got married in 1994.

Long after their marriage, Maui and Leland’s happily married life hit a rock. The couple couldn’t reconcile their issues and separated in the early 2000s. As per IMDb, Maui, and her then-husband, Leland officially finalized their divorce on April 21, 2005.

Maui is a Mother of One Child

Chapman gave birth to a child, a son with her ex-hubby, Leland Chapman. They gave birth to their only kid, Cobie Chapman on December 7, 2000.

Meanwhile, her ex, Leland has two more children from his other relationships. His first son, Dakota Chapman was born on March 24, 1995, in Hawaii. Leland also has a daughter, Leiah Chapman, but her birth details are unavailable at the moment.

A Short Bio of Maui Chapman’s Ex-Husband Leland Chapman

Leland “Blane” Chapman is a bail bondsman and bounty hunter. He is famous for his appearance on the A&E Network reality television program, Dog the Bounty Hunter. Besides, Chapman also starred in Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.

Leland was born to Duane Chapman and his first wife, La Fonda Sue Darnall (nee Honeycutt) in Groom, Texas. Chapman spent his early childhood days in Pampa, Texas, and then he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado during his teen years.

Maui Chapman's ex-spouse, Leland Chapman
Maui Chapman’s ex-spouse, Leland Chapman

Following his parents’ separation, Leland started living with his mother, however, as a teenager, Leland ran away from home and joined a gang. Later, his mother put him in foster care at 13. He ran away from foster care as well and later was given a choice to go back into foster care or live with his father and he chose the latter.

After he started living with his father, Leland continued his study and completed high school graduation at 18. Meanwhile, at the age of 17, Chapman started training in boxing and MMA with the help of his friend Sonny Westbrook.

Leland Chapman Remarried in 2016

Maui Chapman’s ex-spouse, Leland Chapman is happily married as of 2022. Leland married Jamie Pilar Chapman in 2016. Jamie was born and raised in California. As per several sources, Jamie (born September 24, 1988) is 33 years old as of 2022 and will turn 34 in September. Pilar is a tattoo lover and has inscribed almost every part of her body.

Chapman and Pilar met in 2015 and started dating shortly after. After around a year of dating, they got married in an intimate wedding. They have been married for around four years, but they don’t have children together.

Leland Chapman and his second wife, Jamie Pilar
Leland Chapman and his second wife, Jamie Pilar, Source: InTouch Weekly

Meanwhile, in September 2020, Jamie sparked the rumors of her divorce from her husband after she removed the description of “Leland’s wife” from her Instagram bio. But Leland nullified the rumors wishing Jamie on her birthday on 24th September through his social media.

Maui Chapman Appeared on Dog the Bounty Hunter

Maui is not well-known for the screen appearances of her acting roles. However, she has made a couple of appearances on her former father-in-law, Duane Chapman’s show, Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Chapman appeared as herself in two episodes of the show in 2004 and 2005 each. She worked in the 2004 episode “Father and Son” and the 2005 episode “Brother’s Keeper.” She hasn’t worked on any other television project or film ever since.

Her Son Cobie has also Made Television Appearance

Similar to Maui, her son Cobie Chapman has also made a couple of appearances on the television reality show, Dog the Bounty Hunter. He had appeared in the 2004 episode “Dad and Son” where Maui had also worked. He later appeared on two more episodes; “Brother’s Keeper” and “To Love to Cherish” of the show.

Maui Chapman's son Cobie Chapman with his father
Maui Chapman’s son Cobie Chapman with his father Leland Chapman, Source: Instagram@imcobiechapman

Later in 2013, Cobie made his appearance on the episode “Training Dakota” of the TV show Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. Cobie has been away from the camera ever since.

She Is Not On Social Media

Maui Chapman is not on social media platforms. Despite being a former celebrity wife, she is not on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for that matter. Hopefully, we will get to see her on social soon in the future.