Touching tribute from Anthony Bourdain’s ex-wife, daughter


Chef Anthony Bourdain REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Chef Anthony Bourdain REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Just days after Anthony Bourdain was found dead in France on Friday, his ex-wife has taken to Instagram to write him a touching message featuring their 11-year-old daughter, Ariane, performing in New York City over the weekend.

“Our little girl had her concert today. She was amazing. So strong and brave. She wore the boots you bought her,” Bourdain’s ex Ottavia Busia captioned the picture, which showed Ariane in knee-high black boots with studs. “I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are,” the post went on to say.

Bourdain and Busia were married for nine years before breaking off their marriage 2016. Busia, a mixed martial arts fighter. Bourdain called his family life “completely dysfunctional” ― albeit in a good way ― in a interview with People in 2016.

Busia-Bourdain’s Instagram of Bourdain’s daughter performing is her first public mention of Bourdain’s passing.


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