Biography & Personal Life of Anthony Bourdain’s Ex-Wife Nancy Putkoski

Nancy Putkoski is the ex-wife of late American celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain. Besides, he was also a TV personality and travel documentation.

Nancy Putkoski Marriage With Anthony Bourdain

Nancy Putkoski married her long-term boyfriend Anthony Bourdain in the year 1985 after dating for several years. Anthony was a famous American celebrity chef and author. The couple was high school lover as they both attended the same high school i.e Dwight-Englewood School. The couple did not have any children from their relationship.

Caption: Nancy Putkoski with her ex-husband (Photo: answersafrica )

After staying together for almost two decades and separated their ways in 2004. But their divorce was officially finalized in 2005. The reason for their separation was that he was unable to devote enough time to his family due to his busy work schedule. For most of the years, he would travel around the world for his tv shows and other projects.

After Divorce Her Ex-Husband Married Ottavia Busia

After the divorce, Nancy remained single while Anthony tied the knot with another woman. He married Ottavia Busia who is a mixed martial artist. From his second wife Ottava, he shared a daughter named Ariane Busia-Bourdain.

Caption: Anthony Bourdain with his second wife (Photo: page six )

However, just like his first marriage, even this marriage didn’t last long and they got separated in 2016. But even after the divorce, the duo remained good friends. After separating from his ex-girlfriend, he started dating Italian actress Asia Argento in 2017. He was dating his girlfriend Asia when he committed suicide.

Her Ex-Husband’s Career

Talking about the professional career of Anthony Bourdain, he was one of the talented American celebrity chefs, travel documentation, and author. As a chef, he has worked in several five-star restaurants including Supper Club, One-Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan’s in New York. For many years he worked in restaurants. After getting experience in his field, he became an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.

Caption: Late American celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain (Photo: latimes )

He also got an opportunity to travel around the world conducting various shows on the Food Network. In 2001, he started a show ‘A Cook’s Tour’ which is based on trying out the local foods from the globe. ‘A Cook’s Tour’ show successfully ran from 2001 to 2002 season only. During that time, he published the book  ‘A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines’. In this book, he wrote about his experience of travels to different places and about exotic cuisines. On his title ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ show ran from the year 2005 that broadcasted on Travel channel. The show was based on traveling to different countries trying the local food and cuisine.

In the year 2011, he appeared on the show The Layover as the host of the show. Anthony has appeared as a guest judge for several seasons of the reality show ‘Top Chef’. Similarly, he served as the judge of the ‘Top Chef All-Stars’. For The New York Times, Gourmet, Maxim, and Town & Country, he wrote articles and essays that based on his Travelling experience, food, & shows.

His Books

Nancy’s ex-husband Anthony has published several books in his career. His first book ‘Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly’ was published in 2000. The book became the best seller and in his book, he provided details about the working conditions of kitchens in restaurants.

Caption: Anthony Bourdain’s book (Photo: Abebooks )

He then published another book in 2006 and the name of the book is ‘The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones’. Followed by ‘No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach’ in the next year. Next in 2010, he published a book named ‘Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook’.

Awards & Achievements

Anthony Bourdain has won several awards in his career. He has won Primetime Emmy Awards continuously for four years from 2013 to 2016 for Outstanding Informational Series or Special for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. In the year 2014, he was awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program for The Mind of a Chef.

Caption: Late American celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain (Photo: themirror )

In 2001, he was honored as the Food Writer of the Year by the Bon Appetit magazine for his book  ‘Kitchen Confidential’. Further in the years 2009 and 2011, he was honored with the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming for his show ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’.

Her Ex-Husband Committed Suicide At The Age Of 61

Nancy Putkoski’s ex-husband died at the age of 61 and he has committed suicide. On June 8, 2018, Anthony was found hanging in the bathroom of his room atLe Chambard’s hotel located in Kaysersberg, France. He was shooting for his cable food and travel show, Parts Unknown when he committed suicide.

What Is The Net Worth Of Nancy Putkoski’s late Ex-Husband?

Nancy’s late ex-husband Anthony Bourdain had a net worth of $16 million before his death. He had been one of the renowned chefs in the world. Throughout his career, he had published several books and worked in many different television food shows. He also served as the judge of the shows Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars.

In the year 2014, Anthony bought an apartment in NYC worth  $3.35 million. At present, his apartment is worth approx $5 million.

He Leaves Most Of $1.2M Estate To His Daughter

The late celebrity chef left $1.2 million estates to his daughter, Ariane Busia-Bourdain. The estate includes his savings and cash of around $425,000, $35,000 from his brokerage accounts, and $250,000 from his personal property.  Also, $500,000 from his intangibles assets including his royalties and residuals from his television appearance and books.

Caption: Anthony Bourdain with his daughter (Photo: grubstreet )

Nancy Putkoski was born somewhere in the United States. She completed her high school education at Dwight-Englewood School which is located in Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey. Concerning her nationality, Nancy has American citizenship.