Where is Chef Anthony Bourdain's ex-wife Nancy Putkoski now?

News by Clarence Published on 27 Feb,2017 Updated on 17 Mar,2019

Nancy Putkoski, the first wife of popular chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain, rarely appears in public events these days. Has she married twice?

Nancy Putkoski and Anthony Bourdain began affair since their high-school days and later turned their affair into marriage in 1986 but divorced after twenty-five years together. Let’s dive into her recent affairs plus past life with Anthony Bourdain. 

Nancy Putkoski And Anthony Bourdain: A Divorced Couple

Nancy first met Anthony Bourdain in 1985. Since then, they began dating and got married in 1986. Anthony Bourdain is the most acclaimed chef, author, and television personality. He is native to New York City,

Anthony Bourdain, Nancy Putkoski

Nancy did not have any child with Anthony Bourdain, so there was no question about child custody. They remained together for two decades. The couple decided to get divorced in 2005. However, information about the couple’s divorce settlement is not revealed yet.

Bourdain’s extensive travel was the reason for the split. In an interview with the in 2006, Anthony talked about his regrets.

“She was the love of my life. But everything changed.”

Chef mentioned that one of the regrets he does not have is not having any children.

“I would have been a shit parent. I'm a very good uncle. The evil uncle who lets them do everything. But a parent? Up until very recently, I could hardly take care of myself.”

Nancy Rutkowski's Ex-husband Anthony Bourdain's Marital Relationship With His Second Wife Busia

Anthony met his wife Ottavia Busia at the cigar bar for the first date and then in Masa. On April 20, 2007, Anthony married for the second time with MMA fighter, Ottavia Busia.

He and his second spouse Ottavia welcomed a daughter, Ariane in 2007. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and Ottavia separated after 9 years together.


Post training bliss?

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The couple parted ways in 2016. 

Happy anniversary @bourdain! #9years #420 #anniversarypresent #leglockynow

— Ottavia Bourdain (@OttaviaBourdain) April 20, 2016

Anthony stayed away from his wife and child for 250 days a year working on his television shows. After two of his heartbreaking divorces, Anthony then started dating Italian actress Asia Argento.

The couple met for the first time when the actress played the role on Rome episode of Parts Unknown. But shortly after, Anthony and his second wife reunited and again shared a wonderful marital relationship until his death in early 2018. The celebrity chef found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his room at Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, on June 8.