An unauthorized biography about Anthony Bourdain and his life has revealed that the celebrity chef hated being famous.
The biography was titled “Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain,” and the writer, Charles Leerhsen included some text messages that were sent by Anthony in his final days.
In one of the messages, Anthony wrote to his ex-wife Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, who had become his closest friends:
“I hate my fans, too. I hate being famous. I hate my job. I am lonely and living in constant uncertainty.”
Charles’s book also stated that Anthony and his then-girlfriend of two years, Asia Argento, often had fits of jealousy. Five days before he died in June 2018, the CNN host saw photos of Argento, 47, dancing with French reporter Hugo Clément in a Roman restaurant the couple would frequent together.
In another text, Bourdain wrote to Argento:
“I am okay. I am not spiteful. I am not jealous that you have been with another man. I do not own you. You are free. As I said. As I promised. As I truly meant.”
“But you were careless. You were reckless with my heart. My life.”
Argento then reportedly wrote back to him, “I can’t take this.”
She reportedly broke up with him after the incessant jealous texts and possessive reminders.
After the breakup, he asked, “Is there anything I can do?” he reportedly asked, to which his ex replied, “Stop busting my balls.”
He allegedly hanged himself after her reply which prompted people to blame Argento for his death.
Speaking to DailyMailTV, she said:
“People say I murdered him. They say I killed him. I understand that the world needs to find a reason. I would like to find a reason too. People need to think that he killed himself for something like this. He cheated on me, too. It wasn’t a problem for us.”
“He was a man who traveled 265 days a year. When we saw each other, we took really great pleasure in each other’s presence, but we are not children. We are grown-ups.”