11-year-old daughter of Anthony Bourdain showed strength performing at a concert just days after her dad took his own life.
"She was wonderful. So strong and fearless", the proud mom captioned the photo. "She wore the boots you bought her", Bourdain's ex Ottavia Busia captioned the picture, which showed Ariane in knee-high black boots with studs.
"Although they're separated, she'll be in charge of whatever happens", the 88-year-old said.
Friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert discovered Bourdain in his hotel room, where he had been staying while working on an episode of his awarded and much loved TV series Parts Unknown. The suicide of her beloved lover and ally, Anthony Bourdain.More news: Liverpool can sign Gelson Martins for free
Bourdain seemed fine the last time he spoke to his mother Gladys (above), who said her son was 'feisty, and very talented.
In a post on Twitter, Argento wrote: 'Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did.
Her letter concludes, "To the media and to the random commenter, Anthony would never have wanted Asia to be hurt, I'd like to think he would want us to have the collective conversation that needs to be had about depression".
"She was wonderful", Busia-Bourdain wrote.More news: Rafael Nadal gets emotional after winning 2018 French Open
He noted it was important he never shot in two cities back-to-back for his CNN series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown so that he could spend five days a month with Ariane, who lives with Busia in NY with her mom. After she posted a statement on Instagram Friday, calling him "my love, my rock, my protector", she was photographed leaving her home over the weekend with one of her two children.
"He loved travelling the globe, talking with people about life and love and death", Stelter said.
She finished pleading readers not to blame Argento and highlighting the need for better understanding of mental health.
The late chef, who became a father at age 50, wrote that "Fatherhood has been an enormous relief, as I am now genetically, instinctually compelled to care more about someone other than myself".More news: Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop Barros
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, help is available.