Who Is Ottavia Busia? Age & Facts About Anthony Bourdain’s Ex-wife

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Ottavia Busia is best known as the ex-wife of late American chef and cookbook author, Anthony Bourdain. She is also known as an Italian-born MMA fighter who trains jiu-jitsu and is presently an MMA fighter. For the full biography of Ottavia Busia, her age, net worth and other details on her personal life keep reading.

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Who Is Ottavia Busia?

Ottavia was born on 11 July 1965 in Sardinia, Italy. There is little information on her early educational history, however, it is rumoured, that Busia is a graduate. Ottavia dropped out of school to pursue her career in martial arts and before getting the chance, she used to work in restaurants in New York City. Some of the restaurants she worked in include the following Café des Artistes, Orsay, Serafina & Geisha.

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Whiles working at Geisha, Busia was promoted to the position of General manager and it was this place, she met her husband. She was also featured in the episodes of “No Reservations” with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, and Abigail Breslin on a travel & Food show.

Finally, she obtained much training in martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and after the birth of her daughter, Ariane Bourdain began learning MMA. She started her career in MMA as a weight-loss approach and started competing in tournaments. Whiles fighting, Ottavia was also active in the entertainment industry.

Ottavia Busia Husband

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As revealed earlier, Ottavia was promoted to the position of General manager at Geisha. It was here she met the late Anthony Bourdain. They started dating in 2006 and on 20 April 2007, they went ahead to marry. They had their firstborn daughter a few months by the name of Ariane Bourdain. However, in 2016, they decided to go their separate ways. The reason was that Anthony was always travelling up and down and as a result made marriage impossible.

Ottavia Busia’s Net Worth

The shows and money gained from MMA fights have made Ottavia very rich. Her estimated net worth is about $1 million.

Ottavia Busia’s Profile Summary

  • Full Name: Ottavia Busia
  • Net worth: $1 Million
  • Date of Birth: 1965 /07 /11
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Birthplace: Sardinia, Italy
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Profession: Television personality, MMA Fighter
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
  • Weight: 55 Kg (123 lbs)
  • Body Measurement: 35-27-34
  • Online Presence: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
  • Children: 1 (Ariane Bourdain)
  • Horoscope: Cancer
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