After a 61-year-old rebel foodie, Anthony Bourdain, started publicly dating a 41-year-old Italian actress, Asia Argento, in 2017 they conveniently made gossip headlines for their "circus freak" compatibility (via People). Till June 2018, once Bourdain tragically took his own life, the pair filled their Instagrams with insurance claims like "this love death fascists" (via Instagram).

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Bourdain had been married twice before, an initial to his high-school sweetheart, Nancy Putkoski, and then come martial artist and also restaurant manager, Ottavia Busia-Bordain, with whom he shared a child and matching chef"s knife tattoos (via Delish). Argento also brought two children, from two previous partnerships, right into the relationship (via People). By the moment the world witnessed their palpable chemistry in Parts Unknown, lock were all set for what Argento dubbed a "grown-up" partnership (via USA Today). And, by all accounts, castle led one that didn"t abide by traditional, monogamous requirements of fidelity and also infidelity, wherein cheating to be the soup-du-jour.

Did the work? If Bourdain is to it is in believed, the worst point Argento ever before said come him was, "You always wanna win!" (via People). Apparently, Bourdain didn"t favor that.

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In his obituary, The new York Times referred to as Bourdain a "renegade." The Guardian credited him because that making food "sexy." The Washington Post wrote about a "roguish culinary adventurer" that took the world by storm. That was, undoubtedly, every one of those things. 


But thanks to Argento, Bourdain had likewise become among the loudest male chefs to proactively support the #MeToo motion (via Eater). You might recall that Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Bourdain vocally sustained her. In the weeks that complied with Argento"s accusation, the publicly request forgiveness because that the part his best-selling book, Kitchen Confidential, may have actually played in "celebrat or prolong a society that allowed the type of grotesque habits we"re hearing about all as well frequently." Why? not out that "virtue, or integrity, or high moral outrage," but since he had actually met an "extraordinary woman through a specifically awful story to tell" (via Medium).

Of course, neither Argento nor Bourdain were angels. Follow to and E! and The brand-new York Times, Argento it s her was later on accused the sexual assault (allegations she fiercely denies). And Bourdain reportedly paid $380,000 dollars to her accuser to keep him silent and also maybe (per Argento) to protect his "reputation as a beloved publicly figure" (via Vanity Fair).