According to an article by the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, Ottavia Busia is twelve years younger than her husband Anthony Bourdain, meaning she was born in 1967. Busia is a mixed martial arts fighter and former general restaurant manager who has appeared on Bourdain's show, No Reservations.
Ottavia Busia married celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain in 2007 and has since appeared on his informational show No Reservations, notably on episodes featuring Sardinia, Rome, Naples and Tuscany. She has appeared as herself and once as a disgruntled Italian diner.
The couple have a daughter together named Ariane, born in 2007. As of 2014, the couple and their daughter reside in a large apartment in Manhattan, New York.