Famously known as the former wife of late chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdain, Ottavia Busia is an MMA fighter. She came to prominence after marrying Anthony whom she met at a restaurant while she is working as a waitress. 

What is the current Relationship Status of Ottavia?

Ottavia Busia is possibly single as of now and busy with her rising MMA career. After divorcing with Anthony, she stays low-key and focusing on the upbringing to her 12 years old daughter.

The MMA Fighter is enjoying her single life.
Source: The New York Times

Busia rarely made any public appearances and even private her Instagram account, where she has 100k followers. It seems like, she is enjoying her self-company and no hurry to bound in any romantic affairs.

Former Marriage to Anthony Bourdain

Busia was married to Anthony Bourdain on April 20, 2007, at an intimate ceremony and after a week, they welcomed their baby girl, Ariane Bourdain. The couple shared a huge age gap of 22 years.

Ottavia and late chef, Anthony during the public events.
Source: Express

The duo was first introduced by Eric Ripert who is Anthony’s friend and Ottavia’s consulting chef. Later, the TV personality revealed, he falls in love with her after watching her devour a six-pound lobster and approached. Moreover, they had their first official date in a cigar bar and soon tattooed matching chef’s knife.

As a matter of fact, the restaurant plays a vital role in their marriage as they spent hours talking after her shifts and drinks beer while talking about each-other. 


After marrying for almost nine years, the pair decided to end their relationship. The main reason behind their separation was Anthonys’ busy schedule and demanding work which made their nuptials impossible. Later, talking about divorce, Ottavia said,

“Because of professional decisions we both have made, my husband and I have been for years in an unconventional relationship. 

She added,

“Nothing has changed. We love each other. We respect the decisions the other has made. And we’ll always consider ourselves a family.”

Back in 2010, the MMA fighter shared the hardest part of their marriage was her husband’s constant traveling schedule which soon created disputes in their married life. The couple, however, divorced on 2016 with mutual understanding.

Her Ex-Husband’s Demise

In June 2018, her ex-husband was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging at his hotel room at Le Chambard hotel. As a matter of fact, the chef was just 17 days away from his 62nd birthday, and his mani cause od suicide was depression for a very long time.

Ottavia with her late husband and daughter.
Source: Yahoo

After four months of Anthony demise, Ottavia shared a throwback picture of Bourdain with their daughter remembering his former spouse and thanked him for everything. 

Bourdain left the majority of his fiances to his daughter, Ariane and Ottavia were named the executor of his state. Though the chef isn’t with us today, his former spouse and daughter often shared nostalgic moments with him.

Net worth

MMA fighter has a net worth around $500 thousand which she accumulated from her career as MMA fighter. On the other hand, her former spouse holds a net worth of whopping $16 million.

According to USA Today, Anthony leaves the will of $1.2 million in assets to his daughter which includes $425,000 in savings and cash, $250,000 in personal property, $35,000 in brokerage accounts and $500,000 in intangibles assets. 

Anthony’s  Carnegie Hill Tower apartment.
Source: People

In 2018, her ex-husband’s Carnegie Hill Tower apartment was listed in the market for $3.7 million which he brought back in 2014 for $3.35 million. The apartment located at 2,250 sq. Feet along with five bedrooms and an open kitchen. Moreover, he lived at Time Warner Center apartment, which is currently available in the market for $14,200 per month.

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