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Anthony Bourdain, Wife Separate

But Ottavia Busia says their relationship is simply 'unconventional'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM CDT
Anthony Bourdain, Wife Separate
Anthony Bourdain and wife Ottavia Busia arrive at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Anthony Bourdain and his wife are splitting up after nine years of marriage, sources confirm to People. Page Six first reported that the celebrity chef, 60, and 38-year-old Ottavia Busia, a mixed-martial-arts fighter, have "been separated for a while." They have a 9-year-old daughter, Ariane. But Busia tells Page Six, "Because of professional decisions we both have made, my husband and I have been for years in an unconventional relationship. Nothing has changed. We love each other. We respect the decisions the other has made. And we’ll always consider ourselves a family." (Read more Anthony Bourdain stories.)

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