Asia Argento breaks her silence Monday on the suicide of her lover Anthony Bourdain in an emotional interview with DailyMailTV.
The Italian actress speaks for the first time since the chef and CNN host took his own life in a French hotel room in June.
The dramatic interview will be broadcast on DailyMailTV Monday and Tuesday. No topic was off limits as she spoke to interviewer Laura Collins
Argento said lovingly of her partner that his death is a ‘hole… that cannot be filled by anything.’
Argento, 43, had been the 62-year-old’s lover for two years.
She spoke as CNN broadcast the first of the final five episodes of Bourdain’s Parts Unknown in which he traveled to Kenya with W. Kamau Bell.
Argento told DailyMailTV that her first reaction to his suicide had been ‘anger’.
‘Now… the anger kept me alive because otherwise this desperation has no end, there’s no end,’ she said.
But she said that in the months since she has been able to process her emotions more.
She said she felt anger about Bourdain ‘abandoning me, my kids’.
It is the first time Argento, a mother of two, has indicated how close Bourdain was to her son and daughter.
Bourdain left his 13-year-old daughter Ariane, by his second wife Ottavia Busia.
Argenton told DailyMailTV: ‘So… and then, I was angry, yes, for abandoning me, my kids, but now it’s been replaced, just by… this loss… this hole… that cannot be filled by anything.’
The interview is Argento’s first not just since Bourdain’s death, but since she was hit by allegations of underage sex with child actor Jimmy Bennett.
The allegations have ruptured the #MeToo movement which Argento spearheaded after describing how she was raped by Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul.
Bennett himself spoke out on Italian television this weekend and was ridiculed for his allegation that Argento sexually assaulted him when she was 37 and he was 17.
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Source: Daily Mail