Nancy Putkoski (Anthony Bourdain’s Ex-Wife) Bio, Net Worth

Nancy Putkoski is an American celebrity who is famously known for being the first wife of chef Anthony Bourdain, a multi-talented celebrity, American chef, travel documentarian, and author who passed away in 2018. Nancy Putkoski was born on 8 April 1955 at Fort Lee in New Jersey, USA.

She came to the limelight after she got married to Anthony Bourdain, the best American celebrity chef who was her boyfriend since high school. Nancy Putkoski and Anthony Bourdain got married in 1985 and remained together for two decades before divorcing in 2005.

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Real Name Nancy Putkoski
Nickname Nancy
Birth Place Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA
Birthday 8th April 1955
Age 67 (as of 2022)
Height 5 feet 5 inches, 165 cm
Weight 60 Kg
Body Measurements 33-28-32
Shoe Size NA
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Hometown New Jersey
Profession NA
Sexual Orientation Straight
Current Residence New York, USA
College Vassar College
Education Dwight-Englewood high school
Piercing NA
Nationality American
Famous for: Being the Ex-wife of Anthony Bourdain
Build Slim
Married Status Divorced
Ex-Husband, Spouse  Anthony Bourdain (1985–2005)
Active Years NA
Tattoo NA
Net Worth Approx. $100,000 to $500,000
Salary NA
Zodiac Aries
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion Christianity
Mother’s name NA
Father’s name NA
School Dwight-Englewood School
Sibling NA
Hobbies Traveling


Putkoski was a private person who hated the limelight. As a result, she shared little about her life, including her career. However, Anthony once revealed that she had a great passion for arts and music.


Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Michael Bourdain, (born June 25, 1956, in New York City, New York, U.S.—died June 8, 2018, in Strasbourg, France), an American chef, author, and television personality who helped popularize “foodie” culture in the early 21st century through his books and television programs.

On June 8, 2018, Anthony was found dead in his room at ‘Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, France. He had apparently committed suicide by hanging. he had used a belt from his hotel bathrobe to end his life. He was 61 years old.

Raised in New Jersey, Bourdain first took an interest in food when he ate an oyster as a young boy on a trip to France with his family. He attended Vassar College for two years before ultimately graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978


Anthony Bourdain death

Despite Anthony’s massive success, Bourdain had a troubled past. During his early years of working in restaurants, he developed an addiction to heroin and other problems that he later said should have killed him when he was in his 20s. While Bourdain eventually recovered from his heroin addiction, he continued to struggle with his mental health throughout his life.


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Nancy and Anthony met for the first time in high school. They dated for several years before they decided to get married.

Nancy and Anthony got married in 1985. They had a happy relationship for 20 years, and then they parted ways. In the initial days of their marriage, Lisa and Anthony were a perfect couple. Anthony’s hectic schedule and his inability to devote time to his family were the primary reasons for the divorce. Additionally, Anthony was also rumored to have had several illicit affairs. This, too, might have caused their divorce.
In his book ‘Kitchen Confidential,’ released in 2000, Anthony mentioned some of the affairs that he had had while traveling for work.
Nancy and Anthony announced their separation in 2004, and the divorce was finalized in 2005. They did not have any children. Thus, they never had an issue regarding child custody. Following the divorce, Lisa lived a low-key life. She is currently believed to be single. Anthony, on the other hand, had an eventful life that was always under the media spotlight. He married mixed martial artist Ottavia Busia 2 years after his divorce from Nancy. They had a daughter, Ariane.


Nancy Putkoski has an estimated net worth of $100,000.


Nancy Putkoski was born on 8th April 1955 and raised in the US. She grew up in a supportive family.   little is known about her childhood, including her parents and siblings

Nancy Putkoski went to high school at Dwight-Englewood high school the same school that Anthony had attended. Nancy was a year ahead of Anthony at Dwight-Englewood School. She was a bit of a “bad girl” and ran with the dr*ggie crowd, leading Bourdain to start experimenting with illicit substances.

later she moved to New York in 1974 after her graduation from high school. She then proceeds to Vassar College, a private educational institution that specializes in Liberia Arts and is located in Poughkeepsie. Nancy Putkoski graduated from college in 1978.


Nancy is not a social media person, on the other hand, her ex-husband Anthony Bourdain was quite active on every social media platform.

Instagram @anthonybourdain
Twitter NA
Facebook NA


After splitting up, she disappeared from the limelight. She has not been active on social media and has not made any public appearances since the divorce.

Her disappearance was quite noticeable after the death of the celebrity chef; many fans noticed how Nancy Putkoski said nothing about Bourdain’s death. On top of that, she did not appear in the documentary Roadrunner, which featured her ex-husband’s life and last moments.



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