Update: Anthony Bourdain welcomes a daughter

05/12/2007 at 08:01 AM ET

Update: Baby’s name is Ariane. Tony and Ottavia were married on April 20th.

Source: Entertainment Weekly, May 11, 2007, p. 20

Originally posted April 21st: Chef Anthony Bourdain, 50, author/novelist, host of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations and former executive chef at NYC’s Les Halles, and his Italian girlfriend Ottavia Busia welcomed their first child, a daughter, on April 9th. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 9 oz. Anthony posted on the No Reservations forum with the news and to say that she’s ‘beautiful.’ He did not, however, share a name.

Source: No Reservations forum

Thanks to CBB reader TMJ.

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Layla & Finn's Mommy on

I was wondering if any celeb babies would share a bithday with my son. CONGRATS to Anthony and his girlfriend! I love his show! 😀


Finn Henry was born April 9th 2007 at 8:40 am. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long. He was 3 weeks early and had some problem (needed to be on a ventilator and have a chest tube for a collapsed lung). He is just perfect now though.


PSB on


I am a huge fan of his and was so sad for him when he got divorced from his wife of 20+ years. He said in many interviews that they divorced because he loves to travel and can’t stay in one place. I wonder if having a baby will make him stay home more? For my sake, I hope it doesn’t (because I love his show) but for his family’s sake….maybe he can take some time off.

The real question is: Will Tony quit chain-smoking now that he has a baby?

Tara on

Well, congratulations to you Anthony and your girlfriend Ottavia on your new buddle of joy.

christelle on

Her name is Ariane …
Anthony and Ottavia wed on April 20th.

source : http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/fascinating%20fact%203205_1030180

PSB on

Ariane is a cute name. I still cannot believe he’s married with a kid now. Makes me a little sad for his ex-wife, but these things always seem to happen, right?

Anyway, I love Tony and hope he’s happier now. He was so maudlin on his show last season (he said b/c of his divorce), instead of his usual salty, funny self.


FC on

I think the baby has a cute name. Now, I’m just waiting to see if they ever release a photo of little Ariane. 🙂

Amy on

I love him!! He is such a talented chef and author. If you haven’t read any of his books, I am telling you, you have to. Kitchen Confidential, A Cooks Tour and Nasty Bits were great reads. Congrats Anthony on the birth of your daughter.

Nancy Goldsworthy on

Congratulations on your marriage and the birth of your lovely daughter. Babies are very portable.. NO reservations (required).

Enjoy! (and thanks for the enjoyment of your books and shows).


Mandy on

I wana know what Ottavia looks like. where is there a picture of her?

Melly on

He writes great novellas. Gone Bamboo, A Bone in the Throat, Typhoid Mary…all great books.



Teresa on

Love you lots, Mr Bourdain 🙂 Always entertaining.Love your relax attitude..