In terms of his career in comedy, Gary Owen has achieved a lot of success. After getting his big break in 1997 on BET’s Comic View, Owen went on to forge a successful stage and cinematic career.
The actor was cast in movies like Think Like A Man, Little Man, and Daddy Day Care, to mention a few. Gary had a lot going on for him in his personal life in addition to his professional achievement.
In 2003, the comedian wed Kenya Duke. Unfortunately, the couple announced their separation after 18 years of marriage and the birth of three children. Even though divorces can be nasty, these two are going above and beyond!
Revised: October 17, 2022 Further information has come to light over the past year to confirm the rumor that Gary Owen and Kenya Duke’s separation was brought on by infidelity. Gary stepped out earlier this year to dispel the myth that he had been unfaithful, which Kenya had been clinging to. He said that the decision was just the result of his discontent.
A Look Into Gary Owen’s Divorce
Oop! Gary Owen's estranged wife Kenya Duke calls him out for allegedly lying about paying the mortgage 👀 pic.twitter.com/sA8ci8DYU5
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Gary Owen seems to have it all! What could possibly go wrong with a successful comedic career, a lovely wife, and a loving family?
Evidently everything, then! Kenya, Gary’s wife of nearly 20 years with whom he has three children, filed for divorce in March 2021. With several reports of Owen straying, the terrible breakdown of the marriage instantly had fans wondering what went wrong.
According to Gary Owen, the couple is separating because their marriage has expired, even though there was no significant trigger that caused it to end. Although the comic didn’t want to make things public, a number of outbursts were posted on Kenya’s social media.
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As it turns out, Kenya’s rants were her sole means of communication with Gary during their divorce because she alleges he has not returned any of her or their children’s calls or texts. Yikes!
As if things weren’t already bad enough, Kenya is now requesting Gary Owen a sizable monthly payment. Kenya believes she is entitled to a monthly payment of that amount because the comedian is worth $3 million and has handled the household finances for the past nearly 20 years.
What Does The Divorce Settlement Look Like?
According to a series of court documents obtained by People Magazine, Kenya had first filed for divorce back in March, however, she’s now gone on to file an RFO for Support after Gary left her and the kids without the thousands per month that they’re used to.
“Although I was trying to come to an amicable solution with my husband … he has sadly left me with no choice but to submit this RFO for Support,” Duke claimed in the court declaration.
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“I’ve been married to Gary for more than 17 years. I left my promising career as an account manager 23 years ago so that I could support Gary and his career alone “Africa lent.
While this was the amount that was often deposited into their account when they were married, Kenya Duke is now asking Owen for $44,000 each month. Afterward, according to Kenya, “bills, credit cards, and personal expenditures for me and the kids” would be paid.
And that’s not all! Kenya was asked for a lump sum payment of $88,000 in addition to the $44,000 each month, which she requested to continue for about four years, as compensation for the “past two months he has failed to provide me with monies,” according to Kenya.
Things are unquestionably getting messy between these two, despite trying to keep their divorce on the down low at first.
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