Anthony Bourdain Breaks Silence on His Split From MMA Fighter Ottavia Busia

"Nobody feels like a victim."

Anthony Bourdain is talking about his split from MMA wife Ottavia Busia—and really, it’s no case of Brangelina

The two, married for nine years, have been living separate lives for a while and are going their separate ways amicably, the celebrity chef told People

“My wife and I live, have lived, very separate lives for years,” he said. “There's no drama here. We get along really, really well and it's not a big lifestyle change happening here.”

The No Reservations host and Ottavia share a daughter, Ariane, together. 

The duo’s very different careers pulled them apart and Anthony found it “really tough” with all the traveling he does to balance work and family life. He estimates he is away his daughter and wife for “about 250 days a year” to film Parts Unknown and No Reservations. But, he says, his daughter understands what he does and is used to his life. 

“You know, this is a girl who knows her parents are weird,” he explained. “We have somehow managed to raise a very healthy, very happy, self-assured little girl who knows she's loved, who finds her parents entertaining.”

The two will happily co-parent.

“As a family, I think we've done a really good job and we're doing a really good job and would like to keep it that way,” he said. “As a marriage, clearly it's not ideal but there's no injured party here, nobody's angry, nobody feels like the injured party, nobody feels like a victim. So we'll proceed like that.”

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