Nancy Putkoski Divorced Her 20 Years Husband Anthony Bourdain. Is Divorce A Reason Of Anthony’s Suicide?

Everyone’s life seems perfect when we observe it from outside. But, no one can assume what is cooking inside that relationship. Same things has applied to the life of Nancy Putkoski and her ex-husband Anthony Bourdain. Their story is not less than a tragic movie.

Nancy was in marital relationship with Anthony, a famous chef, for 20 years. Life is full of ups and downs. It has been 20 years of their marriage. However, they split their relationship and moved apart.

How Nancy Putkoski And Chef Anthony Met? What’s The Reason Of Their Divorce?

As per our source, Nancy Putkoski first met Anthony Bourdain in high school. At that time, people used to call her “bad girl”. Moreover, she was part of the “druggy crowd”. Even then, Anthony felt for her. Bourdain once talking to dailylife.com.au remembered that moment and said,

“At high school I fell in with your typical bad crowd but I also fell in love with Nancy Putkoski. She was a bad girl, older than me, part of a druggy crowd, and I was smitten.”

He further followed her even to the college with the hope of being around her. He went on saying ,

“I graduated a year early so I could follow her to Vassar College [in upstate New York]. Up until that point Vassar had been an elite university for women, but they had just started admitting men and so when I arrived at 17, I found myself a rarity.”

later, they tied a knot and turned to be husband and wife in 1986. The famous chef and Nancy spent almost 20 years together and ultimately decided to be apart. As per their wishes, they got divorced in 2005 after 20 years marital relationship.

Nancy Putkoski with husband Anthony bourdain
Nancy Putkoski with her ex-husband Anthony Bourdain when they were young enough.

It’s really hard to believe this for a common man. You may think that how such a couple could be apart from each other. But, the bitter truth is they signed divorced paper long before.

Anthony’s extensive travel is taken as the main reason for their split or divorce. But, they have never opened their mouth directly about it. Nancy and Anthony did not share any children though, it had been long time of their marriage.

In an interview with The Guardian in 2006, Nancy’s ex-husband Anthony showed his regrets,

“She was the love of my life. But everything changed.”

He also mentioned that one of the regrets he does not have is that not having any children. He said,

“I would have been a shit parent. I’m a very good uncle. The evil uncle who lets them do everything. But a parent? Up until very recently, I could hardly take care of myself.”

Is Nancy Single Now?

Nancy Putkoski does not seem dating anyone now-a-days. She might not be in relationship with any guy. Even if she is, the news or rumor of her affair is not out yet. Whereas, her ex-husband married a girl named Ottavia Busia and shared a daughter together in 2007. It was the same year when Anthony got married for second time.

Anthony Bourdain with wife Ottavia Busia and daughter Ariane having a roasted pig at home
Anthony Bourdain with second wife Ottavia Busia and daughter Ariane having a roasted pig at home

As people believe that marriage is designed by god, everything was slipping from Anthony’s hand. Same fate repeated in his second marriage too. nancy’s former husband Anthony said in an interview with eonline.com,

“My wife and I live, have lived, very separate lives for years. There’s no drama here. We get along really, really well and it’s not a big lifestyle change happening here.”

What Might Be The Reasons of Nancy’s Former Husband Anthony’s Second Divorce?

There might be many exclusive reasons of their split. But according to some sources and news, lack of family time was the main reason of their divorce. Anthony had to spend 250 days away from his family in a year in the process of his work and career. Alas! he happened to be separated trying to brighten the career.

Once Bourdain said,

“As a marriage, clearly it’s not ideal but there’s no injured party here, nobody’s angry, nobody feels like the injured party, nobody feels like a victim. So we’ll proceed like that.”

Afterall, Anthony moved on from his ex-wives and started dating an Italian beauty Asia Argento. He met her when he was shooting an episode for his T.V show, Parts Unknown in Italy.

Putkoski’s ex husband and his beloved were holding their hands and kissing in public. Italian Magazine posted that picture.

Bourdain argento and his Italian Girlfriend kissing each other
Bourdain argento and his Italian Girlfriend kissing each other.

But, surprisingly, Putkoski’s then husband Bourdain found hanged at Le Chambard, a five star hotel in Cozy. He killed himself at the age of 61 on June 2018. The chef skipped his meal the day before he killed himself. It gives a hint that he was in trouble at that time.

Everyone has been shocked with the news of his demise. Even his mother Gladys Bourdain, a former Editor of ‘The New York Times’ was completely unaware of his planning to commit suicide.

We heartily wish that may his departed soul rest in peace.