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Bethany Dutton, the second youngest child and only daughter to ranch owners John Dutton and Evelyn Dutton. Beth holds a professional profile in banking while being fiercely committed to family proving time and time again she is loyal only to the ones she loves.

Primarily portrayed by Kelly Reilly, with Kylie Rogers playing a younger Beth in flashbacks.

Beware of 'spoilers' from here on down!

Personal life[]


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Beth was born on July 18, 1984 [1] into a ranching family in Yellowstone Montana. Her father John Dutton inherited Dutton Ranch from his father and so on, ancestors settling what is now the largest ranch in America centuries ago.

John and Evelyn Dutton were blessed with four children: Beth has three brothers (Lee, Jamie, and Kayce). They grew up together on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. Kayce extended the family, marrying Monica Long and having a son named Tate, Beth’s nephew. [2] Another one of their sons, John, was named after Beth's father John, but he died shortly after his birth. [3]

Her mother died when she was only a child. March 30, 1997, Evelyn went out on a birthday trail ride through the roaming pastures with Beth and Kayce. Beth not being a confident rider spooked her horse, losing control she spun out into her mothers own Mare causing Evelyn to fall and be crushed under the animals body. Kayce offered to get help as he was a strong rider yet Evelyn dismissed him sending Beth as the accident was “her own doing”. Beth frantic and terrified rode off to the ranch to get her father. When Kayce’s and Evelyn’s horses came back to the ranch unaccompanied John sensed trouble, bolting off to find his family. Beth being bucked from her horse was still deep in the pasture trying to reach the ranch with a broken arm. Kayce - young as he was - tried everything to protect his mother from dying, but help came hours too late and she was dead once John arrived to her. [4]

In July of that year, Beth's father met Rip Wheeler, an orphan boy that just killed his father after he murdered Rip's mother and brother. John Dutton welcomed the new boy onto his family's ranch, giving the orphan a home again. [5]

Her older brother Lee died when he was protecting the family ranch in a feud with the Broken Rock Indian Reservation. Kayce came too late to help him as he died of a fatal gunshot wound by Robert Long. [2]

Sometime in the past, Beth asked Jamie for help when she had become pregnant and wanted to get an abortion. He took her to the Indian Health Services' free clinic on the Broken Rock Indian Reservation to keep the surgery as secret as possible. He kept the fact that they would not be able to do it without sterilization from his sister. [6] When she found out, their relationship would never be the same.

Love life[]

Right from the beginning Beth took a liking to Rip, the orphan boy that moved onto their ranch in the 1990's. [7] As time passed by they went through good and bad times, but eventually, they were always drawn to each other again in one way or another.

She has alluded to also being attracted to women multiple times: Cassidy Reid, Victoria Jenkins, and in season 4 admitted to a short interlude with a lawyer's girlfriend.


When her father made her see it was unlikely Rip would ever propose to her, she took matters into her own hands. She asked her father's consent for the marriage and proposed to Rip when he came home after a bad day at work. She gave him a ring and offered him her hand, saying: "The only thing I ask is you outlive me, so I never have to live another day without you." He calmly replied: "I can try and do that." Enough for Beth to declare it settled: they will get married. [8]


Even though they had been engaged for a while, they got married pretty impulsively once Beth had set her mind to it and had forced a priest of the Catholic Church, named McGreggor, to participate as the marriage officiant. Their marriage took place at the ranch house and John Dutton attended the ceremony. Rip's lifelong cowboy tutor Lloyd was the groom's best man and Rip's contemporary counterpart Carter was present as well. [1]


Schwartz & Meyer[]

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Beth worked for Schwartz & Meyer [2] and ran Mergers and Acquisitions for the company.[9] She had a good relationship with one of the name partners of the firm, Bob Schwartz, and liked to work with her assistant Jason.

Yellowstone Dutton Ranch[]

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After Lee's funeral, Beth's father asked her to help him fight whoever he needs to fight. [2] She knows her ways with the law and with business dealings and started helping with the business side of the Yellowstone.

Market Equities[]

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Beth started working for Market Equities, one of her father's enemies, after Caroline Warner, CEO of the company, offered her a job. She ended up on bad terms with Bob Schwartz, her former boss at Schwartz and Meyer, and saw a way of taking revenge on him by getting hold of Market Equities' controlling interest in the bank. [10] Warner was willing to give her this controlling interest and Beth took a job as president of the company's Montana Divison. [11]


  • Beth nearly killed herself while in a severe depression when Jamie gave her a ride one day. It mainly was the guilt she felt for letting her mother die when she was young that caused her to put a gun to her head, but she came to her senses just in time. [9]
  • When John Dutton and his family were threatened by their rivals and were not about to show fear, Beth was attacked by two masked men, not only killing her assistant Jason in the process but attempted to rape and kill her as well. She was saved by Rip just in time, after asking him for help right before her assailants came in. [12]


Check out the table(s) below to find out in which Yellowstone episodes Beth Dutton made an appearance. She has missed one episode throughout the series so far.

O = appeared in this episode
- = did not appear in this episode

Season 1[]

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

Season 2[]

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
O O O O O - O O O O

Season 3[]

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Season 4[]

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Season 5[]

01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
O * * * * * *

* To be announced