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Full NameNancy Putkoski
First NameNancy
Last NamePutkoski
ProfessionCelebrity wife
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
SpouseAnthony Bourdain
Date of BirthApril,1955
Age69 years

Nancy Putkoski is popularly known for being the first and ex-wife of the popular chef late Anthony Bourdain

Nancy Putkoski
Nancy Putkoski Source: famous people

Dating and Married Life And How They Met?

Her ex-husband was her high school sweetheart. 

They met for the first time in their high school days while they both were studying at Dwight- Englewood, high school. 

She was older than him. They dated for several years before being married. 

Nancy Putkoski And Husband
Nancy Putkoski And Husband Source: Feeb Weekly

The duo got married in 1985. They married straightforwardly in Church and only close family members and friends were invited on their big day. 

They were spending a perfect time together. 

About  her ex-husband

Anthony Bourdain, full name Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American chef, book author and travel expert. 

He used to travel to different parts of the world to find a perfect food. 

He is best known for his book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” which was published in 2000

He had hosted several popular shows including ‘A Cook’s Tour,’ Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,’ and ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,’ among others. 

Nancy Putkoski Ex-Husband
Nancy Putkoski Ex-Husband Source: Instagram

Their divorce After 20 Years Of Togetherness

They were in a marital relationship for 20 years. She filed for divorce in 2005. 

After that, the couple separated and terminated their long relationship. 

They had no children. He said to Nancy that he didn’t want to be a father because he thought he wouldn’t be a good father. 

Ex-Husband's Daughter From Second Wife 

He has one daughter named Ariane Bourdain from his second ex-wife Ottavia Busia.

The reason of their divorce was Anthony's busy schedule and inability to manage his time for his wife. 

Another reason was he was also rumored to have several extramarital affairs which also might have an idea for their divorce. 

After divorce with Nancy, he has suffered from depression for several months. 

According to her wiki, she is still single and enjoying her lonely life.

Her former husband death

He was found dead on June 8, 2018, in his hotel room at Le Chambard Hotel in France. 

He had hanged himself with the belt of his bathrobe in that hotel room. 

At that time, he was working for an episode of Parts Unknown in Strasbourg. He died at the age of 61.

It was said that he was suffering from depression and that suicide was an impulsive act. 

His body was cremated in France on June 13, 2018, and his ashes were brought in the United States two days later. 

Net worth

She prefers to keep her life private. There is no information about her career and sources of income till the date, so it’s hard to predict her net worth and salary. 

She was the ex wife of a famous and successful personality, Anthony so she got a hefty amount as alimony after divorce.  She is living a good life somewhere.

Her husband's net worth was in a massive amount. After his death, his belongings were sold in the auction and from that 1.8 million was raised. 

That money is to support the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship. 

Like her ex-husband, another chef also has a hefty amount of net worth. Some of the wealthiest chefs are as follows

Wolfgang Puck full name Wolfgang Johannes Puck is an Austrian- American chef. He is 70 years old. His net worth is 90 million dollars as of 2019. 

Gordon Ramsay's full name Gordon James Ramsay is a British chef. He is 53 years old. His net worth is in the jaw-breaking amount of 220 million dollars. 

James Oliver full name James Trevor Oliver is a British chef who is one of the wealthiest chefs of the world. He is just 44 years old. His net worth is 400 million dollars.

NameAgeNet worth (dollars)
Wolfgang Puck7090 million
Gordon Ramsay53220 million
James Oliver44400 million

She is not active in social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. She prefers to keep her personal life private. 


  1. She was born in 1955 in the United States. She celebrates her birthday in April every year.
  2. She is American by nationality and is of white ethnicity.
  3. She is of average height.

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Updated On Mon Aug 21 2023 Published On Sun Jan 12 2020 By paper-boat

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