Maui Chapman is the first wife of Leland Blane Chapman. Leland is an American bail bondsman and bounty hunter. He is best known as one of the stars of the A&E's reality television program Dog the Bounty Hunter.
He also garnered significant recognition after starring in CMT television documentary Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. Here are seven facts of his ex-wife, Maui Chapman.
Maui Chapman is 63 years old as of 2020. Her date of birth is cited to be 1957. Meanwhile, her ex-husband, Leland, is 43 years old and was born on December 14, 1976.
Maui was born in Kailua town on the east coast of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Interestingly, Kailua means 'two seas' or 'two currents' in the Hawaiian language. It is a contraction of the words: kai and elua, which means 'sea' and 'two.'
Leland, on the other hand, spent his early years in Pampa, Texas, and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in his teen years.
Maui and Leland reportedly met in the early 1990s. According to some online sources, they met in 1994 at a Fourth of July celebration of a mutual friend. They dated for a short time and tied the knot in 1995.
The couple remained together for ten years, until 2005. According to IMDb, Maui and Leland's divorce was finalized on April 21, 2005. It is unknown if Maui and Leland were living separately before the divorce.
Maui and Leland have a child together, a son, Cobie Chapman, born on December 7, 2000, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. According to IMDb, she is a former stepmother of Leland's oldest son, Dakota Chapman, who was born on March 24, 1995, in Hawaii.
Leland has a daughter, Leiah Breanna Chapman, born on 2010 with an ex-girlfriend, Lynette Yi.
Leland is the second son of a former bail bondsman, Duane Chapman, from his first marriage. Duane married La Fonda Sue Darnell in Pampa, Texas, on April 1, 1972, and they remained married until October 27, 1977.
Leland's mother filed for divorce after Duane was convicted of first-degree murder. She had initially been granted custody to Leland and his older brother, Duane Lee Chapman, II. However, after both started to become involved in crime, they were placed in foster care, and Duane received custody.
The 43 years old was arrested along with his father and retired bounty hunter, Tim Chapman, on September 14, 2006. US Marshals arrested them at the request of the Mexican government. Leland, Duane, and Tim were chasing the fugitive and serial rapist Andrew Luster, the Max Factor Cosmetics heir, capturing him on June 18, 2003, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
After the capture, all three were arrested by Puerto Vallarta police officers. They were released on bail and were expected to return to Mexico for the court hearing on July 15, 2003.
Following the arrest, Leland and Tim's bail was set at $100,000 each, while Duane's bail was set at $300,000. In an episode of Larry King Live, on August 4, 2007, it was revealed that the Mexican government had dropped the charges against all three bounty hunters.
Following the divorce, Maui has been keeping a low profile, and scant information is available regarding the former wife of the bail bondsman. It is not known if she is dating someone at the moment or just enjoying the perks of single life.
Meanwhile, Leland is married to the tattoo model, Jamie Pilar Worley, since 2016.