Antonia Lofaso Married, Husband, Daughter, Net Worth, Bio, Family

By Staff Writer | On: 23 Aug, 2018
Antonia Lofaso Married, Husband, Daughter, Net Worth, Bio, Family

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1976-11-23
Nationality American
Profession Chef
Marital Status Single
Husband/Spouse Heavy D (Died:2011)
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity Sicilian-Italian
Net Worth $350 Thousand (Estimated)
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Xea Myers (Daughter)
Height N/A
Siblings One Brother

You ask me, how problematic it is to give time to your family despite having the compulsion to work 24/7.

Phew! Just aches my brain even to imagine. But not a problem for our chef Antonia Lofaso as she spends plenty of time with her angelic daughter, Xea Myers, her hectic schedule notwithstanding.

For those who don't know who Antonia Lofaso is. Well, she is a renowned chef, who skyrocketed to stardom after making an appearance in the fourth season of Bravo series Top Chef. 

Antonia Lofaso’s Bio

Antonia Lofaso was born as Antonia Marie Lofaso on 23 November 1976 in New York and was raised alongside her brother. Her dad is Sicilian, and her mom is half Italian and half Jewish.

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Because of her mixed family background and ethnicity, Antonia’s family surprised her with different delicacies in every Thanksgiving dinner, which grew her interest in cooking since her childhood which led her to graduate from the French Culinary Institute.

Some of the fun facts about Antonia Lofaso are that her favorite tv show is Game of Thrones and to accompany her while watching it, her favorite snacks are chips and sala. Being a chef and having a sharp tongue for food, her guilty pleasure food is Stouffer's French Bread Pizza, whereas her personal best pizza toppings is A Cali Favorite. 

Antonia has also mentioned how she loves everyday and casual night rather than outings. She has also stated how she would like to be an MMA Fighter in her next life.

Antonia Lofaso Career

After Antonia's graduation, she got an opportunity to work at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago. Her career began at the age of 30 when she initially appeared as the contestant of Top Chef: Chicago in 2006 and won the fourth position.

Moreover, Antonia became third in the eighth season of Top Chef: All-Stars in December 2010. She also starred in Beat the Chefs as a professional chef in 2012.

Antonia has undergone a lot of competitions in her life gathering experiences and cooking skills from various restaurants and reality shows. With the help of her abilities, she has lived her dream as an executive chef and owner of the Black Market in Studio City, California.

With the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m), Antonia has been working as a judge of Cutthroat Kitchen since 2013. Sharpening her culinary skills, she competed in Top Chef Duels in 2014 and won the duel against her competitor Mike Isabella.

In addition, she is also the author of the book The Busy Mom’s Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, Home-Cooked Meals.

As of now, she is pretty busy with her restaurant and also has been serving as a restaurant adviser on the CNBC’s investment show named Restaurant Startup.

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As a chef, Antonia earns around 85 thousand dollars yearly and 14 dollars per hour. Her net worth also adds the profit she makes from her restaurants. 

Antonia Lofaso Faces Loss Of Husband, Heavy D!

Antonia was happily married to the Jamaican-rapper Heavy D. She even welcomed a daughter named Xea Myers with him in February 2000. It was when Antonia was relishing her bliss of married life; she faced a colossal tragedy. 

In November 2011, Heavy D passed away due to a pulmonary embolism that was caused by deep vein thrombosis. The loss of her husband created a profound negative impact on Antonia and her family life. Heavy D's death was a dark time for the industry, and the funeral was attended by the greatest names in the industry like Jay Z, Will Smith and more. After his death, all his assets like pension, social security, and future royalties went onto his daughter Xea. 

Antonia Lofaso's daughter Xea Myres commemorates her father, Heavy D via Instagram on 8 November 2017 (Photo: Xea Myre's Instagram) 

But, Despite the loss of a husband, Antonia stayed strong for her daughter as a single mother just like Juanita Vanoy. She never made her daughter feel the absence of a dad by making time for Xea irrespective of her busy schedule. 

Antonia Lofaso congratulates her daughter, Xea on graduation via Instagram on 7 June 2018 (Photo: Antonia Lofaso's Instagram)

Antonia timely posts picture with her daughter on Instagram and flaunt the adorable mother-daughter bond. For instance, Antonia uploaded a picture with her daughter Xea on 7 June 2018. In the caption, she disclosed that she is a proud mom as her daughter graduated from her high school.

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Well, the 18-year-old Xea is indeed making her parents proud. Xea who completed her high school education has been attending college just like other teenagers.