Nancy Putkoski Bio, Marriage To Anthony Bourdain, Divorce and Personal Life

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The lesser-known Nancy Putkoski is an American celebrity who rose to fame after she married the famous multi-talented Chef, author and television personality named Anthony Bourdain.

The couple was married for twenty years before they called it quits in 2005. They were college sweethearts who later sealed their love with a marital bond in 1986.

Let’s find out more about the lesser known Nancy Putkoski, her bio and marriage, their divorce and everything there’s to know about the celebrity below.


Nancy Putkoski Bio

Nancy Putkoski was born and raised in the United States of America; she grew up with her family members who were very supportive of her. She attended Dwight-Englewood school and it was during her high school that she met Anthony who she dated for a few years before they got married. After her graduation, she attended a higher institution but the name of the university is not known.

However, there is no information regarding her early life, age, date of birth, family, educational background, career and what she does for a living cannot be found anywhere on the internet.

Marriage to Anthony Bourdain

Nancy Putkoski married the popular American Chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain. The New York City-born Super Chef graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in 1973 and further went to Vassar College. He spent two years at Vassar before leaving to pursue a career in cooking. Anthony’s love for food spiked during his family’s vacation to France.

However, Nancy and Anthony met during their high school days. The duo dated for several years and finally tied the knot in 1985. After their wedding, their love blossomed for about twenty years before things started going awry. Anthony often stayed away from home for a very long time and this made it difficult to create more time to share with his family. This continued for several years and affected his marriage with Nancy.


As they would always say that ‘it takes a second to say I love you but a lifetime to show it’ that is also applicable to marriage. Keeping a marriage is undoubtedly dependent on the level of the bond being shared between a husband and his wife. For Nancy and Anthony, they were so much in love with each other and Bourdain often referred to her ex-wife as the love of his life. The power couple enjoyed the best part of their marriage as well as fought very hard to keep it going but after twenty years as a married couple, Anthony’s constant travelling became the main problem that led to their divorce of the power couple.

In 2004, they announced their separation and finalized their divorce in 2005. The couple didn’t have any kids from the marriage and never had an issue with fighting for any child custody.

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Life After Divorce

After the divorce, Nancy Putkoski moved on with her life and there was no more information heard about her or her subsequent ventures. For her ex-husband Bourdain, the famous TV personality got married again after two years of divorce. He married Ottavia Busia who is a mixed martial artist, their wedding took place on April 20, 2007, and they welcomed their daughter named Ariane the same year.

However, Busia faced the same fate as Nancy Putkoski; having to deal with the issue of her husband staying away from home for about 250 days every year courtesy of his television shows. After nine years of successful marriage the couple divorced in 2016 and after their divorce, they remained good friends.

More so, while Nancy Putkoski went dim from the media her ex-husband, Anthony, continued to dominate the media. He reportedly started dating an Italian actress named Asia Argento whom he met on the set of his television show titled Parts Unknown in Italy. Asia is the daughter of the famous Italian filmmaker named Dario Argento.

Personal Life

There is no information regarding Nancy’s personal life and details about her are still not known to the media. Everything about her life seems to be on a low profile. Nancy Putkoski is also not active on any social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Additionally, information about Nancy Putkoski’s net worth and body measurements are not available on the internet, therefore, they cannot be ascertained at the moment.

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