Anthony Bourdain, our favorite conscientious objector of assholes, is dating the Italian actress and director Asia Argento, Page Six confirmed this week, and we couldn't be happier for the couple.
Their budding romance has apparently been in the works for a while now after filming an episode of In a CNN blog post about the recent episode, Bourdain actually revealed quite a bit about his feelings toward Argento, calling her "brilliant and always honest...truly magnificent." Much of that post is about him falling in love with Rome, but given the recent developments, it's not really hard to read between the lines given that he compares the two of them to "exotic birds" and writes evocatively of touring the city, eating in her home, and going to "a batshit crazy boxing club where we ate pasta ringside as gladiators pounded one another and the crowd hooted and roared." If that isn't love, what is?
(Photo by Jason La Veris/Film Magic) NEW YORK - JULY 30: Television personality Anthony Bourdain (R) and Ottavia Busia attend the 'Julie & Julia' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 30, 2009 in New York City.
(Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)(L-R) Ottavia Busia and Chef Anthony Bourdain attend 'Have A Foodie Holiday' in partnership with Food Network, Cooking Channel and Illycafe at Barneys New York on November 16, 2010 in New York City.
She is a single mother to 8-year-old son Nicola and 15-year-old daughter Anna.
Several months before the taping, news broke that Bourdain had amicably separated from his wife of nine years, Ottavia Busia.
Bourdain even paid a visit to Argento in Rome on February 9, flying into Italy after a visit to Ferran Adrià's new restaurant Enigma in Spain.The pair was spotted in Italy packing on the PDA earlier this month, and Italian press has revealed they've "fallen for each other."Bourdain, 60, and Argento, 41, met while filming an episode of his show in Rome.The episode aired in December, so the new couple has probably been dating for several months.(Photo by Brian Killian/Wire Image)NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Ottavia Busia and Chef Anthony Bourdain attend the Food Bank for New York City's 8th Annual Can-Do Awards dinner at Abigail Kirschï¿½s Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April 20, 2010 in New York City.(Photo by Jamie Mc Carthy/Wire Image for Food Bank)NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Ottavia Busia and chef Anthony Bourdain attend the premiere of 'The Big Short' at Ziegfeld Theatre on November 23, 2015 in New York City.