MANILA, Philippines – After 9 years of marriage, TV personality and chef Anthony Bourdain and his wife Ottavia Busia, a martial arts practitioner, have separated, multiple US media outlets report.
The couple's separation was first reported by Page Six, citing a source close to Bourdain who said, "They’ve been separated for a while," and that no third party was involved.
People also confirmed the couple's split. They were married in 2007 and have one daughter, Ariane, 9.
Busia told Page Six following the split, "Because of professional decisions we both have made, my husband and I have been for years in an unconventional relationship. Nothing has changed. We love each other. We respect the decisions the other has made. And we’ll always consider ourselves a family."
Just a few days ago, Octavia congratulated Anthony on his Emmy win.
Huge congrats to @anthonybourdain and the whole @zpzproduction crew for once again winning an Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series or Special last night!!! A photo posted by ottaviabourdain (@ottaviabourdain) on Sep 12, 2016 at 6:39am PDT
May the odds be ever in your favor. @jeffreyschu A photo posted by ottaviabourdain (@ottaviabourdain) on Aug 29, 2016 at 4:43pm PDT
This is Anthony's second marriage. He was previously married to Nancy Putkoski; the two divorced in 2005 after 20 years together. – Rappler.com