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Ottavia Busia


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Full NameOttavia Busia
First NameOttavia
Last NameBusia
ProfessionCelebrity ex-wife
Birth CitySardinia
Birth CountryItaly
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
SpouseAnthony Bourdain
No Of Children1
Networth$1 M
Date of BirthJuly 11,1978
Age43 years

Ottavia Busia is an Italian mixed martial arts artist who came in fame after marrying a celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain.

Her Marriage 

Ottavia Busia is the ex-wife of Anthony Bourdain. The duo tied the knot on April 20, 2007. However, they split up in 2016 after nine years of their marriage.

The reason behind their split was their professional lifestyle. She is single and do not have any rumors about having an affair with anyone. 

She has one child from his ex-husband Anthony Bourdain. Her name is Ariane Bourdain.

Ottavia with her ex-husband Anthony
Ottavia with her ex-husband Anthony Source: Huffpost

Love Life, Romantic

Ottavia met Anthony through their mutual friend Eric Ripert. She was then working as a general manager in Geisha restaurant. 

They took interest on each other, and their first date was in a cigar bar. In an interview with, she said they used to meet after her shift was over.

 They used to stay up for hours drinking beers and talking about her day at work. 

Ottavia admired how Anthony used to listen to her, enjoys her talk, and recall all his memories back in the business.

Since they were in the same field, they have many mutual friends. They always used to have a topic to talk about. The loving duo was head over heels in love with each other. 

They even made a matching chef’s knife tattoos.

Her Lifestyle

Ottavia has always been very passionate and adventurous in her life. She was pursuing her dentistry study in Italy when she met and fell in love with an Irish band. 

She loved them so much that she decided to move to the USA. In New York, she diverted her interest in the restaurant. 

She has worked in several restaurants and she merely enjoyed it. 

She even continues to work when she was 38 weeks pregnant and also had her baby shower at the restaurant when she was already having contractions. 

After her delivery, she decided to go to the gym to get back in shape. It was when she fell in love with mix martial arts and became obsessed with it. 

Ottavia as a MMA Fighter
Ottavia as a MMA Fighter Source: Pinterest

Her Net Worth

Ottavia’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 Million. Her average salary is about $35000 annually.

She is a MMA Fighter and a Jujitsu expert at present. She is also a TV actress and appeared in Film named “No Reservations,” which was box office hit and grossed over $92 Million worldwide.

Below is the list of MMA Fighters along with their net worth:

NamesNet Worth
Georges St-Pierre$30 Million
Brock Lesnar$22 Million
Anderson Silva$18 Million
Randy Couture$17 Million
Ronda Rousey$12 Million
Royce Gracie$5 Million
Ken Shamrock$1.5 Million

Ottavia’s Husband Net Worth

Anthony Bourdain’s net worth was estimated to be around $1.2 Million.

He was a celebrity chef, an author, and a travel documentarian.

 He dropped out of his college to follow his passion and rejoined the Culinary Institute of America to improve his skills. 

He wrote the article “Don’t Eat Before Reading This” was famous worldwide. 

Several books like “Kitchen: Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, “A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines,” were written by him. 


  1. Ottavia was born in 1978, which makes her age 41 as of 2019. She celebrates her birthday on July 11, every year.
  2. She was 22 years younger than her husband, Anthony, when they got married.
  3. Their daughter Ariane performed at a concert days after her father’s death and paid tribute to him. She also wore the boot Anthony bought for her.
  4. Ottavia’s ex-husband Anthony Bourdain committed suicide at the age of 61 in his hotel room in France on 8 June 2018.
  5. We cover most of the information about Ottavia Busia, as it is difficult to find on other wiki sites.

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Updated On Wed Feb 17 2021 Published On Thu Jan 16 2020 By paper-boat

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