Antonia Lofaso: Her Life with Daughter and Loss of a Married-Like Relationship
It's close to impossible to put the feeling of the loss of a dear one into words. But their physical absence doesn't mean they have bid goodbye to us forever. We keep them alive with our remembrance, and it is believed that they become our guardian angels who protect us from heaven.
Similarly, the executive chef, Antonia Lofaso, believes she remains under the constant protection of her former partner, Heavy D, who sadly passed away many years ago.
So, without further ado, let's get in touch with the personal life of Antonia Losafo.
Husband Prospect Heavy D's Tragic Passing; Most Supportive Daughter
Although being a busy chef doesn't offer enough personal time, Antonia Lofaso managed to upkeep a successful relationship with Heavy D. The timeline of their dating affair remains away from the media, however.
Even though the couple didn't get married to share a husband-wife bond, they welcomed a daughter together in 2000 and named her Xea.
Unfortunately, about a decade down the road after they were blessed with their bundle of joy, and Antonia had to suffer the tragic loss of Heavy in the year 2011. Some sources state that the reason for his demise was his illness, as he was a victim of pulmonary embolism.
The loving husband and father, Heavy D, will forever remain alive in their memories. Xea, who is currently 17 years, shared a picture via her Instagram remembering her late father.
Antonia pens a tribute to Heavy D on Instagram (Photo:- Antonia Lofaso's Instagram)
Since her partner's death, Antonia does not seem to be involved in further dating affairs and leads a happy life as a single mother with her daughter.
On February 2017, she shared a picture with her daughter on her Instagram.
Antonio celebrates Valentine's Day with her daughter (Photo:- Antonio Lofaso's Instagram)
Back in 2015, during an interview with MomMe, when asked how she balances time between her work life and home life, Antonia asserted that she gives importance to the quality of the time and loves to spend it with her daughter on vacations.
" The only way that I find balance is the constant reminder that it isn’t the quantity of time but the quality of time. Spending four days in Mammoth with my daughter over Valentine’s Day weekend and snowboarding with her—it’s that kind of experience. As soon as we step into Los Angeles, I was like, "Gotta go!" But, when we were snowboarding it was like an excursion together and we have these hilarious fun stories to talk about, and we have us tumbling down a double black diamond that was totally caught on her GoPro. It’s like that, the quality of time spent together where the balance comes."
On her daughter's 18th birthday, the 41-year-old took to her Instagram to wish her a happy birthday. The post featured her toddler daughter in a kitchen sink getting cleaned and a heartwarming caption that read:
"My baby is 18 ladies and gentlemen of Instagram! Couldn’t be more proud of you @xeamyers keep living your best life everyday baby girl and give em hell! Xoxox"
This may be the clearest demonstration of a strong mother-daughter bond if there was ever one.
Antonio Lofaso's Short Biography: Married To Her Job
Antonia Lofaso was born on 23 November 1976, in New York City and goes by the full name, Antonio Marie Lofaso. Having graduated from the well-known French Culinary Institute, she also served as a manager at one of Sean Combs' restaurant, Justin's.
Antonia later started working at Wolfgang Puck's "Spago" as well as "Foxtail" in Los Angeles. But, the beautiful chef started gaining extensive recognition after she competed in the Bravo series Top Chef Season 4. Subsequently, she appeared in Top Chef: All Stars and even on the spin-off Top Chef Duels.
Antonia Lofaso in Top Chef (Photo:- TVGuide.com)
Since then, Lofaso has been known as an executive chef, and she soon ventured into the restaurant business with "Black Market" in Studio City, California. Likewise, in August of the year 2012, Antonia published her book, The Busy Mom's Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, Home-Cooked Meals.
Additionally, she also appeared in reality series like Cutthroat Kitchen and Restaurant Startup among other things.
As of now, Antonia is a partner-owner as well as the executive chef of restaurants in Los Angeles such as "Black Market Liquor Bar" and "Scopa Italian Roots," and because of her growing success, we have reasons to believe this is just the beginning of her endeavor.
Also, every now and again she throws surprise pop-up eatery events to meet the demands of her needy fans. Take the Latin-inspired power luncheon she organized on 24th August 2018 in LA for instance.
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If anyone didn't know, the Cutthroat Kitchen star takes her profession very seriously; so much so that she considers her work friends a family. On 14th September, she boasted in an Instagram post:
"Couldn't have imagined what this life has given me. So grateful today and every day for you @xeamyers my family, our health and happiness. All of this life's work and love. Cheers to my work family!"
In a way, Kitchen is her husband, where she loves spending as much of a time. Likewise, cooking is one entity on earth she would get married to in a heartbeat.