Anthony Bourdain’s Ex-Wife Speaks Out For First Time Since Shock Suicide

Anthony Bourdain Ex-Wife Speaks Suicide
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Jun. 12 2018, Updated 11:36 a.m. ET

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Four days after Anthony Bourdain’s tragic suicide death, his heartbroken ex-wife has finally spoken out.

This Monday, Ottavia Busia took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of her daughter Ariane, 11, performing a song at the DROM stage in NYC.

“Our little girl had her concert today,” wrote Busia. “She was amazing. So strong and brave. She wore the boots you bought her. I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are.”

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Busia and Bourdain were married from 2007 to 2016. According to various outlets, the two amicably separated, but never officially divorced. Shortly after their split, the celebrity chef began dating actress Asia Argento, whom he was reportedly madly in love with.

“He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated," Argento, 42, wrote on Twitter after the star’s shocking death.

If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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