The tributes to Anthony Bourdain tolled in on June 25, what would have been his 63rd birthday — and a day now known as #BourdainDay after the chef's friends Eric Ripert and Jose Andres organized and publicized a day of social media memories.
Among the most powerful — and revealing — tributes to Bourdain came in the form of a throwback video shared by his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia. She shared on Instagram a moving — and infectious — clip of Bourdain swimming around in a pool with their daughter, Ariane, as a toddler riding on his head. (Ariane is now 12 years old.) By all accounts, Bourdain was deeply devoted to his daughter and she was a light in his life.
Ariane can be heard giggling with unfettered delight as her dad maneuvers her around the swimming pool — then gives him a few loving knocks on his head when he ends the ride.
She's taking after him, too — having recently revealed her own talent as a graphic artist, following in her dad's footsteps. His own graphic novel is set to be made into a TV show.
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