Maui Chapman has been in the spotlight as the wife of American bail bondsman and bounty hunter Leland Chapman.  Leland Blane Chapman, is an American business owner, bounty hunter, bail bondsman, and television personality; Leland Chapman is famous for his reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” which premieres on A&E Network. The date of birth and place of birth of Maui Chapman is said to be in 1957 in Kailua, Hawaii, United States. Maui is in her sixties now. Leland Chapman, who came into limelight as a cast member on the television show “Dog, the Bounty Hunter” dated Maui Chapman for a long time. Maui Chapman was neither famous nor a public figure until she married Leland Chapman. Even during the marriage, Maui rarely made public apperarnces and did her best to keep a low public profile. Leland and Maui, like many celebrity couples before them, failed to make their love last a lifetime.

 Leland Chapman is now married to Jamie Pilar Chapman as he divorced his long-time girlfriend and wife Maui Chapman. However, Leland’s marital status has always been a private and debatable part of his personal life. Leland Chapman was said to be dating his girlfriend named Lynette, with whom he also had a daughter in the year 2010. Leland Chapman married Maui more than twenty years back in the month of July in the year 1994. The couple had their first child in the year when Leland graduated. Leland and Maui have two children. Maui is the mother of Dakota Chapman, who was born on March 24, 1995, and Cobie Chapman, who was born on December 7, 2000. Dakota and Cobie are the half-brothers of Leigh Chapman and the Grandsons of Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman, and their grandmother is La Fonda Sue Honeycutt.

The couple however after nearly a decade of marriage, filed for a divorce. Due to a lack of any prenuptial agreement the whole divorce scenario turned into an ugly fight. There were several speculations as to reasons why that were made when Leland Chapman and Maui Chapman were getting divorced. It was said by some that the reasons behind divorce were simply irreconcilable differences. According to another source Andrew Luster filed charges against Leland Chapman in the year 2003; and it was after this incident that Maui Chapman began the divorce proceedings with her husband Leland Chapman on the legal basis of confinement in prison.

 The charges filed were related to Leland’s pursuit of serial rapist Andrew Luster, the Max Factor cosmetics heir. Leland was chasing the fugitive rapist Luster and apprehended him on 18th June 2003 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; which led to charges against Leland for kidnapping. Leland was arrested and imprisoned for a short while, but posted bail after just a few days. He never returned to Mexico, though, for the court hearing. However, where this story falls short is, by the time the divorce hearing began, Leland was already out of prison. Thus, the advantage that Maui had in her case, was lost.


Leland was then instructed to counteract with relinquishment that means his wife abandoned him during the process of filing for divorce. Maui cited that, in all honesty, the grounds of confinement in prison seemed like quite a decent motivation for one to leave a marriage. During the divorce hearings, Maui was granted custody of the couple’s children. This was due to Leland’s stretch in the Mexican prison, which wrecked his image in front of the court, and caused him to be declared as an unfit father. Leland was, however, granted visiting rights by the court.  Yet another story that floated in the media regarded Leland’s secret extramarital affairs. However, these rumors were never verified. Leland and Maui were divorced on April 25, 2005.

Although Leland had always kept his dating status secret he eventually moved on and had a publicized affair with Lynette Yi. During an interview, Leland stated that he was happy with his divorce with his first wife and that he plans on taking all the responsibilities for his children. Leland is considered to be a hard-working parent and his children appreciate him. His son Cobie Chapman has stated that he is his idol. Leland ended up having a daughter with Lynette Yi and they named her Leiah Breanna; but the relationship still did not last.  In 2016, Leland Chapman fell in love with yet another woman and decided to marry her. Her name was Jamie Pilar Chapman. Leland Chapman currently operates his own bail bonds company known as Kama'aina Bail Bonds; he also runs his father's business, Da Kine Bail Bonds, located on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Maui had her television appearance only on the 1st or 2nd episode of Season 1 of the Dog the Bounty Hunter, along with son Dakota - greeting Leland Chapman with a hey babe and a kiss.

Maui Chapman, who is said to have a great height of approx. 5 feet 9 inch is never involved in media, and her pictures and photo are not readily available on the web.  However, it has been reported that she is currently single and lives in Kailua, Hawaii.  Her biography is short and does not report any news about her romantic affairs, her net worth or her salary. Leland Chapman, her ex-husband, can be easily accessed on various social media sites like Wikipedia and Twitter, but information about Maui is rarely available on the web.

Last Modified: Mar 13, 2020

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