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Bourdain, Spade’s Unconventional Lifestyles Did Not Lead to Suicide

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade were living unconventional romantic lives at the time of their suicides, but it is wrong to point the finger at that

For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other. Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family. Our daughter was our priority. We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.”

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘free relationship’

When Anthony met Asia, it was instant chemistry. They laughed, they loved and he was her rock during the hardships of this last year … Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on. Asia is a free bird, and so was Anthony. … Do NOT do the sexist thing and burn a woman on the pyre of misplaced blame.”

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Award-winning journalist, coauthor of “The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels,” mom, changing the narrative about older women

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