Felice Bastianich was famous for tying the knot with Italian/Croatian celebrity chef, television host, author, and restaurateur Lidia Giuliana Matticchio Bastianich aka Lidia Bastianich. He was widely known as Lidia Bastianich' husband (ex-husband) rather than for his professional career.
Felice Bastianich Childhood, Education
Felice was born in Istria, Croatia, and spent most of his childhood days in Istria. The exact date of birth of Felice is not disclosed.
He is of Italian descent and was widely known as a chef. Sadly, information regarding his education, early days, parents, and struggling days were not disclosed in the media. But one thing is sure that he traveled to the United States of America to pursue his professional career and soon started working in a restaurant.
Felice Bastianich Marriage & Divorce With Husband Lidia Bastianich
While talking about Felice Bastianich's personal life, he was married to Italian/Croatian celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. Felice got introduced to Lidia on her 16th birthday party. Later on, after a couple of catch-ups, the couple fell in love with each other.
After dating for a couple of years, Felice and Lidia got married in 1966. The couple shares two children together; son Joe Bastianich and daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali. They were known as "Culinary Couple." Sadly, after being married for around 31 years, the couple separated and got divorced in 1997.
Reason Behind Divorce
Though the exact reason for their divorce is not mentioned in the media, some sources claim that when Lidia thought of expanding their business, Felice didn’t agree and thus created a huge buzz in their life resulting to divorce.
Love Affairs & Children
Besides Lidia, he was not involved in any kind of extra affairs. There are no records of his past affairs and dating relationships.
Felice became the grandfather of his grand children’s Olivia Bastianich, Ethan Bastianich and Miles Bastianich.
Felice Bastianich's net worth is not disclosed until the date. However, his ex-wife Lidia Bastianich's net worth is $3.75 million.
However, he died on December 12, 2010. The reason for his death is still not disclosed.