Who is Maui Chapman?

Maui Chapman was born in 1957, in Kailua, Hawaii, USA, and is best known for being the former wife of reality television personality Leland Chapman. Her ex-husband was one of the stars of the program “Dog the Bounty Hunter” which aired on A&E. He was also featured in the documentary entitled “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt”.

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The Riches of Maui Chapman

Maui Chapman’s net worth is estimated at over $2.5 million.

She probably benefitted from the success of her husband during their time together as Leland has a net worth estimated to now be over $2 million, the result of success from the family business, his work as a bondsman, and his reality television work.

Life, Relationship, and Career

Maui grew up in Hawaii, and met Leland sometime during the early 1990s. Around the time, he was working as a part of a family business, a bail bonds company which would later be featured on television. After dating for several months, the two married in 1995.

Over the next decade, they had two children. She supported her husband in the background as he worked as a bounty hunter and bondsman, but she mainly raised their children and it is not known if she took any other work. However, in 2005 the two separated, leading to a divorce. It was reported that the reason was an extra-marital affair as Leland had allegedly become involved with another woman. He also faced jail time, which crumbled their already damaged relationship.

Leland Chapman

The rumors were apparently confirmed, as after Leland got out of his short prison stint, he began dating another woman. Maui, on the other hand, moved away from the spotlight, and the two only remain connected due to their children.

Ex-Husband – Leland Chapman

Leland is the second child of Duane Chapman, otherwise known as Dog the Bounty Hunter. He never really knew his father, and for 10 years, he believed that his stepdad was his biological father. After the truth was revealed to him, he discovered that he also had half-siblings from Duane’s other relationships.

Duane had nine children and this revelation proved problematic for Leland, and he became rebellious during his teens. He skipped school, became involved with a gang, and he was put at a boys’ care home after his mother put him in foster care.

Not wanting to live in that kind of environment, he sought out his real father who accepted him into his family. He started training in mixed martial arts and boxing so that he could have an outlet for all of his negative feelings which helped.

After matriculating from high school, he started working for his father’s bail bonds company called Da Kine Bail Bonds, joining several of his other siblings and relatives. He joined his father in excursions, looking for criminals wanted for skipping bail. This led the duo into problems from time to time, including an arrest while in Mexico chasing after serial rapist Andrew Luster. The father-son duo managed to catch the criminal before all of them were caught by Mexican officials. The government eventually dropped all charges filed against them.

Leland’s Other Projects

While working in the family business, Leland started collaborating with his siblings Wesley and Duane Lee to create a company called Chapbros Media, which was a failed effort as the business ran out of money in 2009, leading the brothers to shut down everything.

In 2012, after increasing tensions within the family, Leland left the business when his older brother Duane Lee left. He started his own bail bonds company called Kama’aina Bail Bonds, but when his brother moved to Florida, he started working with his father once more, becoming the overall manager of Da Kine Bail Bonds.

His reconciliation with the family led him to become one of the stars of his father’s new reality TV show “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt”, which aired on CMT.

Wanting to expand his reach, he then left his father’s company and moved to Alabama, where he began working as a bail agent focused on the surrounding areas. He still retains a good relationship with his father.

Personal Life

Maui married Leland in 1995 and they have two children, but divorced in 2005,  since when there have been no details on any new relationships for Maui.

For Leland, he became romantically involved with Lynette Yi after his release from prison. Lynette is supposedly the woman with whom he had an affair while he was still with Maui. They had a child together but their relationship also ended. He later met tattoo artist and former model Jamie Pilar; the two married in 2016, and live in Alabama along with one of Leland’s children.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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