Immediately after Anthony Bourdain’s death on June 8, girlfriend Asia Argento shared an emotional tribute to her “love,” her “rock,” and her “protector.” She wrote then that she was “beyond devastated,” and called him, a “a brilliant, fearless spirit [who] touched and inspired so many.”
In the months since, Argento’s personal circumstances and public persona have become ever more complicated — with allegations of sexual assault against her, and her assertion that Bourdain paid off her accuser.
But now, Argento is speaking out about Bourdain in her first interview since his suicide. “The anger kept me alive because, otherwise, this desperation has no end, there’s no end,” she said in an emotional interview with Daily Mail TV on September 24. “I was angry, yes, for abandoning me, my kids. But now it’s been replaced just by this loss, this hole that cannot be filled by anything.”
She has two children from previous relationships; Bourdain had one daughter, Ariane, with estranged wife Ottavia Busia.
Argento's new interview comes as CNN aired the first of the final episodes of Parts Unknown.
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