Asia Argento went public with her relationship with the late travel show host Anthony Bourdain in May 2017, according to People. The pair fired off the same photo on their respective Instagram accounts, with Argento captioning her post: “#PerfectMoment.” Argento and Bourdain met when she appeared on an episode of his CNN show, Parts Unknown, which was filmed in her hometown of Rome. They seemed to be smitten ever since.
However, in the wake of Bourdain’s untimely death — he took his own life in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France on June 8, 2018 — unsavory tabloid stories surfaced, suggesting infidelity by Argento. Friend of the couple, actress Rose McGowan, seemingly responded to the allegations in an open letter published by People. In it, she referred to Argento and Bourdain as “free birds,” saying they “loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on.”
Of course, there is no indication that any relationship issue contributed to Bourdain’s suicide. In fact, in her remembrance post of the beloved chef, Argento wrote, in part, “He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated…”