Dog the Bounty Hunter admits he's 'so lonely' after late wife's death: When he might date again (Exclusive)

Dog the Bounty Hunter is getting candid about his loneliness after the death of his wife, Beth Chapman. 

ET's Kevin Frazier exclusively sat down with Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman on Tuesday, as he opened up about life two months after Beth's death. For Duane, the hardest part is being alone. 

"It's really hard alone, because as soon as you get alone, bam, it hits you. So, I try not to be alone," he revealed, adding that his bounty-hunting team and children have been looking out for him. "Sometimes they know I gotta be alone, but it hurts worse or you feel it more when you're all alone." 

Beth died on June 26, following her battle with cancer. She was 51. Her fight against the disease will be documented on Duane's new series, Dog's Most Wanted, despite Duane's concerns. 

"She goes, 'Listen, I'm showing it, Big Daddy,'" he recalled. "It wasn't me that wanted to show some of the stuff... Some of the stuff she let them in the room to see, I was completely flabbergasted, and I'd never spoke to her about it because I didn't want to get her upset. But I would stand back and watch behind the camera, when the camera's pointing, and thinking, 'Dear God, I would not do this.'" 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Duane "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman sighting on March 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Duane "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman sighting on March 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman (L) and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
WAIKIKI, HI - SEPTEMBER 12: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman arrive at the CBS 'Hawaii Five-0' Sunset On The Beach Season 6 Premire Event at Queen's Surf Beach on September 12, 2015 in Waikiki, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Chairwoman of Vettys Inaugural Ball Assal Ravandi, Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Beth Chapman, Duane "Dog" Chapman, and guests attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Beth Chapman (L) and Duane "Dog" Chapman attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) Katie Cook and TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music Awards - After Party at Rocketown on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman pose at the Wonderwall portrait studio during the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) Darius Rucker, Beth Chapman and Duane Dog Lee Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Beth Chapman and Duane Dog Lee Chapman speak onstage during the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personality Duane "Dog" Chapman (L) and Beth Smith attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Smith arrive at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Duane Lee 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: TV personalities Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter arrives at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: TV personalities Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman attend The ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 05: Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter (L) and Beth Chapman attend the ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
TV personalities Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman and wife, Beth Smith arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios in Culver City. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
TV personalities Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman and wife, Beth Smith arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios in Culver City. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
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"There's no way I would have done that. I would have, you know, 'Rest in peace, see you later,'" Duane said. 

Despite his feelings in the moment, the TV star says he plans to watch Beth's battle play out onscreen. "The cancer thing, I see why victims of tragedies become advocates," he shared. He's got his "box of Kleenex" ready for Wednesday's premiere. 

"It's an emotional roller coaster ride," Duane said, getting emotional as he remembered trying to be "heroic" for his late wife. 

"I did all these heroic things for her because I got loving, physical, kissy-kissy from her, and, 'Big Daddy, I'm so proud of you,'" he expressed. "That's why I was such a nut because I had to impress her... So, I'm still doing that. I'm not gonna jump in front of no train, but I'm still [putting myself out there]."   

Duane doesn't plan to get married again, but he hasn't ruled out dating. He said women he's been photographed with lately aren't his girlfriends, but he's not against playing tricks on the paparazzi. 

"I walk by all these girls... I said, 'Hey, Mama, I'll make you famous,'" he shared. "They're not really my girlfriends. I'm not saying I'm not gonna have one, 'cause I will, [but] I'm not gonna get married." 

Duane said that he and Beth discussed him moving on romantically, and she told him to never take her name off his chest or tie the knot with someone else. "There will never be another Mrs. Dog," he said, adding that he's not sure how long it'll be before he pursues a serious relationship. 

"Each religion, as I look to God for answers, has a different answer. I am so lonely," Duane shared. 

Dog's Most Wanted premieres Wednesday on WGN America. 

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