Nancy Putkoski, Anthony Bourdain's Ex-Wife Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Now

By Anmol Basnyat | Published On: 07 Aug, 2018
Nancy Putkoski, Anthony Bourdain's Ex-Wife Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Now

Quick Information

Nationality American Marital Status Single
Husband/Spouse Anthony Bourdain(1985–2005) Divorced Yes (Once)
Gay/Lesbian No Ethnicity White
Height N/A Education Vassar College

A long distance relationship isn’t comfortable for any couple, and when someone decided to end their love affair because of it, it can be quite painful. Nancy Putkoshi had to take a back seat from her marital life amidst the hectic working schedules of her late husband.

Nancy Putkoski is mostly acknowledged as the former wife of late American Chef and TV Host, Anthony Bourdain. The couple, who was more than a companion, ended their 20 years of relationship in 2005 pushing the celebrity host into depression.

How Much Is Nancy Putkoski’s Net Worth?

Nancy does have any distinct job of which her net worth is hidden from her bio. However, talking about her late husband earnings, Anthony Bourdain had summoned the net worth of $16 million from his work as a food television host.

He added a significant portion of earnings from his 2000 New York Times bestselling non-fiction book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. His first salary as a TV Host was for the Food Network TV Program, A Cook’s Tour back in 2000.

Some of his other food reality series that added a lot to his increasing paychecks was The Layover in 2011 and the 2013 CNN program, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

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Divorce With Husband Of 20 Years

Being the wife of a renowned and famous Chef, Nancy’s matrimony with Anthony lasted for two decades. She was older than Anthony, who would have turned 62 years of age in 2018. Anthony reportedly graduated high school early to bond with his love interests in college.

The pair were the high school sweethearts where Nancy was famous as"bad girl" and used to spent most of her time with friends involved in drugs. After dating for a couple of years, the lovebirds decided to tie the nuptials on 1985. The duo never had any child because he was least interested in starting a family.

However, their long-lasting matrimony hit the roadblocks when they decided to have a divorce 20 years later in 2005. Anthony often mentioned that distance due to his professional career caused the separation.

Her former beau was shaken mentally and emotionally after their split. He did not value his own life and had acted the harmful way. Anthony behaved recklessly and was smoking pot and drinking during the hardest phase of his life. 

Talking about his fallen nuptials, Anthony on his 2012 conversation for Daily life referred to Nancy as the love of his life and told that she was his partner in crime.

Ex-Husband Moved On; What Is She Up to Now?

Two years later, her ex-husband, Anthony married mixed martial artist Ottavia Busia on 20 April 2007.

Anthony had to live 250 days of a year apart from his second wife and daughter, Ariane Bourdain, which became a strain. After nine years of married life, Anthony and Ottavia divorced in 2016.

In 2017, Bourdain began dating Italian actress Asia Argento after she appeared on the Rome episode of Parts Unknown. Anthony committed suicide at a French hotel Le Chambard on 8 June 2018. The actress had also released a statement on the untimely demise of her partner which states,

'Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds.

While her late beau had been in multiple affairs, Nancy till now has never thought of starting a new relationship and has never spoken to any media tabloids about her former partner's death.

Following his suicide, his former partner, New York Columnist Paula Froelich, who he dated back in 2005, wrote a powerful written message about depression.

(Photo: Paula's Twitter)

The star wife never really felt comfortable using the stardom of her former husband. After the divorce, she remained under the radars and kept things simple.

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Short Bio

Nancy Putkoski studied at Vassar College. She never had an interest in television and featuring on her ex-better half's show. Due to her secretive nature, she has kept the details of her birthday and age to herself. However, her ex-husband, Anthony used to celebrate his birthday lavishly on the 25th of June.