Why was Gary Owen divorced? Into his previous marriage

Popular comedian Gary Owen divorced his ex-wife Kenya Duke in 2021. No official reason was given, but a scandal ensued.

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Kenya Duke Owen and Gary Owen arrive at the 2012 Soul Train Awards - Arrivals at Planet Hollywood Casino Resort on November 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The essentials:

  • Comedian Gary Owen and his ex-wife Kenya Duke divorced in 2021.
  • Kenya accused Gary of having a mistress during their marriage.
  • Both want a career in the entertainment industry, particularly in podcasts.

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Comedian Gary Owen has had a very successful career in the spotlight. But behind the scenes, he has experienced a major change in his life in recent years.

In particular, he divorced Kendra Duke, his wife of many years. Here’s everything we know about their public relationship and why it may have gone downhill.

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Why did Gary Owen get divorced?

Comedian Gary Owen and Kenya Duke attend the Atlanta premiere of Think Like a Man at Regal Atlantic Station on April 3, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Gary had a long-term relationship with Kenya Duke that lasted several years. The two married in 2003 and had two children together. They also looked after Kenya’s son from a previous relationship.

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The world was shocked when it was announced in 2021 that the couple was getting a divorce and Kenya was the one who specifically filed for divorce. The only reason given was that it was the result of irreconcilable differences.

Kenya Duke accused Gary of walking out of their relationship.

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After news of their divorce broke, Kenya made some claims against Gary on social media. Although she has since deleted the original comments, several news outlets were able to report on them, including BET.

In July 2021, she reached out to the person she claimed was Gary’s lover during their relationship. However, whether this was actually true or not was never answered.

“He doesn’t support his wife financially. Even though he hasn’t sent me any money (from a company I helped build), I still pay his bills. You can have it, but you don’t have the money. NO!!! “Attorney, you now have a big part in this divorce,” she wrote.

While Gary didn’t specifically address the mistress’s claims, he admitted in an interview on that their divorce was a huge obstacle The Wendy Williams Show.

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“We have to go through a lot of legal things. But I have to say, there’s a big twist in my divorce that a lot of people don’t know about. It’s nonsense, but I can’t speak to it yet. But it’s big. It changed the entire dynamic of divorce. he explained on the show.

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What have Gary and Kenya done so far? They both pursue the same thing.

As for Gary, he’s doing what he’s known for: doing standup comedy events around the country. He is also the host of the Get something with Gary Owen Podcast.

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Speaking of podcasts, Kenya has her own podcast called Really Kenya Podcast. This is one of their first projects that Gary is not involved with in any way.

“I took care of my marriage, my children and everyone else for so many years. It’s finally time to do something for myself that is authentically me. A part of me definitely died, for sure. But I was reborn,” she said beings.

Olly Dawes

Olly Dawes is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Olly Dawes joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ollydawes@nytimas.com.

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