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Felice Bastianich Biography

Felice Bastianich

Facts of Felice Bastianich

Date of Death: 2010 , December-12
Birth Nation: Croatia
Name Felice Bastianich
Birth Name Felice Bastianich
Nationality Italian
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $3.75 million
Married Yes but divorced
Married to Lidia Bastianich (m. 1966–1997)
Children Joe Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali

Quick Timeline of Felice Bastianich

1966 Married to Lidia Bastianich
1968 First child, Joe Bastianich
1971 Second child, Tanya Bastianich Manuali
2010 He died
2023 Net worth $16 million

Detail Timeline of Felice Bastianich


Married to Lidia Bastianich

In 1966, Felice got married to an Italian/Croatian celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. From this married life they had two children together named Joe Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali. This married life lasted for about three decades and they got divorced in 1997

September 17 , 1968

First child, Joe Bastianich

An American restaurateur, winemaker and an author, Joe Bastianich is the first child of Felice Bastianich. Joe was born to Felice Bastianich and his ex wife Lidia Bastianich. Joe was born on 17th of September 1968 in Astoria, New York City, New York, United States. 


Second child, Tanya Bastianich Manuali

He became father for the second time in his life in the early 1970s. He and his ex wife Lidia Bastianich welcomed their second child together in 1971 and that time it was a daughter and they named her Tanya Bastianich.

December 13 , 2010

He died

Felice Bastianich was probably known for being the ex husband of Lidia Bastianich. Lidia Bastianich is a well known celebrity chef, television host and an author from United States. He died at an old age on 13th of December 2010. 


Net worth $16 million

As of 2022, his ex-wife Lidia Bastianich's net worth is $16 million.


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's 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 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, the media did not disclose information regarding his education, early days, parents, and struggling days. But one thing is sure he traveled to the United States of America to pursue his professional career and soon started working in a restaurant.

Felice CAPTION: Felice Bastianich ex-wife Lidia Bastianich SOURCE: Instagram

Felice Bastianich Marriage & Divorce With Husband Lidia Bastianich

While talking about Felice Bastianich's personal life, he married Italian/Croatian celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. Felice got introduced to Lidia at 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 a "Culinary Couple." Sadly, after being married for around 31 years, the couple separated and got divorced in 1997.

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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 disagreed and thus created a huge buzz in their life, resulting in divorce.

Felice CAPTION: Felice Bastianich ex-wife Lidia Bastianich  SOURCE: Instagram

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 grandchildren Olivia Bastianich, Ethan Bastianich, and Miles Bastianich.

Net Worth

Felice Bastianich's net worth is not disclosed until the date. However, his ex-wife Lidia Bastianich's net worth is $16 million.


However, he died on December 12, 2010. The reason for his death is still not disclosed.

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