Anthony Bourdain’s Ex says 11 Year Old Daughter is “Brave” as She Performs at Concert after Chef’s Death

Anthony Bourdain’s 11-year-old daughter hit the stage over the weekend with memories of her father, days after he was discovered dead at 61 on Friday in France from a suspected suicide.

Her first post since his death, the TV host’s ex-wife Ottavia Busia shared a photo of their only child, Ariane, performing at DROM, a music venue in New York City.

“Our little girl had her concert today. She was amazing. So strong and brave. She wore the boots you bought her,” Busia captioned the shot, pointing out her daughter’s pair of studded black boots. “I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are.”


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