9/19/2016 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Anthony Bourdain has split with Ottavia Busia, his wife of 9 years … but the two are still on pretty good terms, all things considered.
Sources close to the celebrity chef say the relationship hasn’t been hot for quite some time now … but they remain close. They married in 2007. They have a 9-year-old daughter together.
Ottavia — a trained jiu-jitsu fighter — implied Anthony’s demanding travel schedule for his show ‘Parts Unknown’ played a role in the split.
“Because of professional decisions we both have made, my husband and I have been for years in an unconventional relationship. Nothing has changed. We love each other,” she said in a statement to Page Six.
“We respect the decisions the other has made. And we’ll always consider ourselves a family.”
As for Anthony — who also trains in MMA — he isn’t talking about the split, but was out with Nate and Nick Diaz over the weekend.