Ottavia Busia is an MMA fighter and former wife of late American chef and author, Anthony Bourdain who was best known for his culinary writings and culinary presentations. She became the talk of the town back in 2016 after her split with her husband, Bourdain. Her husband was an author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly has won Food Writer of the Year Awards and Food Book of the Year Awards.

Quick info
Birth nameOttavia Busia
Birth placeSardinia, Italy
Birth date11th July 1965
SpouseAnthony Bourdain
ChildrenAriane Bourdain
Height5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 meters
Weight123lbs or 55 kg
Measurements35-27-34 inches
Social mediaInstagram, Twitter
ProfessionMMA Fighter
Net worthover 1 million dollars
Ottavia Busia
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Where was Ottavia born and raised?

Ottavia Busia was born on 11th July 1965 on an island in Italy called Sardinia. Hence her nationality is Italian and has Caucasian ethnicity. Busia was born under the star sign, Cancer.

Busia spent her early childhood in a small town in northern Italy called Lombardy. Not much information regarding her parents has been disclosed by her. She was a part of the rock band called Ireland during her early teenage years.

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Ottavia Busia grew up in Sardinia so she was probably educated from the local high school in Sardinia as she hasn’t mentioned enough information regarding her education. We do know that she left her high school in the middle to pursue her career as an MMA Fighter.


How did Busia start her Career?

Ottavia Busia is a well-known martial artist. She specializes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and she also taught Jiu-Jitsu to her former husband, Anthony Bourdain. She also received a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Busia initially wanted to become a dentist however, her future had another opinion for her. She moved to the United States and she started working in several restaurants in New York. During her time at the restaurant, Geisha, met her future husband, Anthony Bourdain.

Ottavia Busia with her former husband, Anthony Bourdain practicing Jiu-Jitsu
Ottavia Busia with her former husband, Anthony Bourdain practicing Jiu-Jitsu     Source: Twitter

She started practicing martial art only after giving birth to her first child. She didn’t plan to stick around for long in martial art but it became an everyday part of her life. She professionally followed her career as a martial artist and competed in several tournaments.

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Who is Ottavia Ex Husabnd?

Busia was married to Anthony Michael Bourdain on 20th April 2007. It was Bourdain’s second marriage. He was previously married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Putkoski and their marriage lasted for 20 years. The couple was blessed with a beautiful daughter named Ariane Bourdain in 2007. The couple decided to end their marriage in 2016 and it was for professional reasons. As per the interview by the PEOPLE,

Ottavia Busia said, “Because of professional decisions we both have made, my husband and I have been for years in an unconventional relationship. We love each other. We respect the decisions the other has made. And we’ll always consider ourselves a family.”

As of 2021, Busia is single and is still active in her career. As for Bourdain, he started dating an actress from Italy named Asia Argento in 2017. Following a year in 2018, he died at the age of 61 and the cause of his death was suicide.

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Body Measurement

Ottavia Busia is 55 years old turning 56 in July of 2021. She is still actively working on her career as an MMA Fighter. She possesses an athletic body build and has 35-27-34 inches body measurements. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall which is about 1.65 meters tall and weighs about 123lbs or 55 kg.

Busia has black hair which she prefers to keep short with bangs on the front. She has black eyes and long eyelashes. She is known for her natural looks and she has a straight sexual orientation.


Social Media

Ottavia Busia is active on Instagram where she has over 88.7 thousand followers and can be connected by @ottaviabourdain. Her Twitter account has over 38.7 thousand followers and she can be connected by @OttaviaBourdain.

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What is the current net worth of Busia?

Ottavia Busia has an estimated net worth of over 1 million dollars. There has been no fixed estimation made about her latest net worth but we believe she is making decent money from her career as she probably earns over 35 thousand dollars salary as an MMA fighter. As a former wife of American well-known personality, Anthony Bourdain who had a net worth of over 16 million dollars, she also received quite a huge sum from him.

As of 2021, Busia is adopting an amazing lifestyle as an MMA fighter and teacher. She is leading a healthy and luxurious life-giving her best in her career.


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