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

News by Clarence Published on 27 Feb,2017 Updated on 06 Sep,2021

Nancy Putkoski, the first wife of the famous chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain, rarely appears in public events these days. So, after divorcing her husband, has she moved on? Was she affected by the death of her former spouse?

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

Where Is Nancy Putkoski Now?

Well, the first wife of Anthony prefers to stay away from the limelight after her divorce with longtime husband Anthony. After separation and to this date there is no single news regarding her. Maybe she doesn't want media attention in her personal life. Whether she is married or dating someone is very mysterious. 

Nancy Putkoski And Anthony Bourdain: A Divorced Couple

To begin; Nancy first met Anthony Bourdain in 1985 and were high-school sweethearts. Since then, they began dating and got married in 1986. Anthony Bourdain was the most acclaimed chef, author, and television personality. He was a native of New York City.

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 even after being married for such a long time. 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 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 MMA fighter, Ottavia Busia.

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

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 the Rome episode of Parts Unknown. They were enjoying a healthy relationship until his death. 

Anthony was in a relationship with Asia during his last days. His partner was one of the many celebrities who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Anthony's Death

Anthony’s close friend Eric Ripert was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France on 8th France. Firstly, the reason behind his death was not disclosed; later, it was confirmed that he died by hanging. well, it was not the first time that Bourdain has attempted suicide as he tied it several times after his divorce with Nancy.