Quick Facts of Ottavia Busia
- Full NameOttavia Busia
- Net Worth$1 Million
- Date of Birth1965 /07 /11
- Marital StatusSingle
- BirthplaceSardinia, Italy
- ProfessionTelevision Personality, MMA Fighter
- Eye colourDark Brown
- Hair colourBlack
- SpouseAnthony Bourdain (Dead)
- Height5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
- Weight55 Kg (123 lbs)
- Body Measurement35-27-34
- Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter, Facebook
- Children1 (Ariane Bourdain)
Ottavia Busia is an Italian-born mixed martial artist who practices jiu-jitsu. Currently, she is an MMA fighter. Busia is also known as the second wife of the popular American chef, Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in 2018.
Not to mention, the two stayed in a conjugal relationship from 2007 to 2016. Does she share any children with her late husband? What is the reason for the suicide of Anthony? If you want to know the answers to these questions then keep reading the article until the end.
Who Is Ottavia Busia? (Bio & Wiki)
The famous MMA fighter, Ottavia Busia was born on July 11, 1965, in Sardinia, Italy. She belongs to Italian nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. Unfortunately, there is no information about her early life and family background until now.
Busia attended an elementary school in Sardini. However, the name of the school that she attended is not mentioned anywhere. Later, Busia dropped her education and started taking martial arts training in Italy as she had a passion for fighting.
Ottavia Busia’s Professional Life
Ottavia Busia began her career by working in restaurants in New York City in 2000 due to economic problems. During that time, she worked in some popular restaurants in the city such as Café des Artistes, Orsay, Serafina, Geisha, etc.
Later, Busia appeared on the episodes of ‘No Reservations‘, a travel and food program along with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, and Abigail Breslin. It airs on Travel Channel. Moreover, Ottavia is also a famous MMA fighter and has competed in several tournaments. Moreover, Ottavia also participated in several martial arts education programs.
Who Is Ottavia Busia’s Spouse? Does She Have Kids?
Ottavia Busia married her late former husband, Anthony on April 20, 2007. However, there is no information about the marriage until now. It seems like the wedding ceremony was held in between their close friends and families.
As per some source, the two started dating in 2006 when they first met at the restaurant where they worked together. At that time, Busia was a general manager and Anthony was a chef of the same restaurant.
Furthermore, the duo shares a daughter, Ariane Bourdain. Even though they had a child from their relationship, they filed for divorce in 2016. However, their divorce was not legally finalized. Anthony later started dating an Italian actress, Asia Argento. On the other hand, Ottavia remained single.
Before marrying Ottavia, Anthony was married to his high school girlfriend, Nancy Putkoski in 1982 and later divorced in 2005. Sadly, Anthony committed suicide on June 8, 2018.
How Much Is Ottavia Busia’s Net Worth? (Salary & Income)
Ottavia Busia’s net worth is around $1 Million as of 2019. She earns a considerable amount of money from her successful career as a martial artist as well as a TV actress. As per some sources, an MMA fighter’s average salary is around $35000 annually. So, she might also be earning a salary in the same range.
Further, Busia appeared in the film No Reservations and it was a box office hit and grossed over $92 million worldwide against its production budget of $28 million. So, from the movie, Busia surely received some good paycheques.
On the other hand, her late husband, Anthony Bourdain’s net worth was around $16 million at the time of his death. Reportedly, he gave a hefty amount of money as children and spousal support to Busia. Also, they bought a home for $3.35 million in 40 East 94th Street. The house consists of a 2,250-square-foot land and three full bathrooms along with 5 bedrooms.