Gary Owen is a proud father of three kids, including a stepson whom he shares with his estranged wife, Kenya Duke. Unfortunately, Owens has a blended but broken family.
The couple has been married since 2003. However, this March, Duke filed for divorce, and some days ago, she attacked Owen for a post she judged "insensitive."
Gary Owen and Kenya Owen at the Glade Suite at the Soul Train Awards on November 8, 2012. | Photo: Getty Images
During her virtual rant, she revealed a lot, including how he had not come around to see their children. Some may find the allegations preposterous since Owen appears to love his kids and is loved by them in return. Meet each of them.
Emilio is Duke's oldest, and he is a product of her previous marriage. However, right from the time they tied the knot, Owen had always treated him like one of his own.
The famous comedian would often refer to the handsome boy as his son. In a post he shared via Instagram some years back, he stated that Emilio came as a "package deal" with Duke— one he did not seem to mind at the time.
A picture of Gary Owen wishing his stepson a happy birthday | Photo: Instagram/garyowencomedy
Kennedy is the only female child Owen and Duke have together. The cute girl has been described as the most combative member of the family who would have been happier had she come in darker skin.
Owen had stopped coming around to see his children since she filed for divorce.
A picture of Kennedy Owen on her mother, Kenya Duke's Instagram page | Photo: Instagram/trulykenya
Kennedy is about the most rebellious among the Owen children. She shares a strong connection with her mother, who often gushes over her on social media.
The proud mother once tagged her "one of the best gifts" she has ever received in a post celebrating National Daughters Day.
A picture collage of Kennedy Owen and her mother Kenya Duke on Instagram | Photo: Instagram/trulykenya
Austin is Owen and Duke's middle child, one who takes being protective of his mother to a whole new level— even to the point of embarrassing her.
Like his siblings, Austin seems to enjoy a good rapport with his father. The latter never misses the opportunity to express his love for the boy on social media, especially on important days.
Gary Owen wishing his son Austin a happy birthday | Photo: Instagram/garyowencomedy
Presently, Duke and Owen seem to have lost their love for one another, and it seems their children may be the ones suffering from it the most.
Earlier this month, Duke revealed Owen had stopped coming around to see his children since she filed for divorce. In court documents, she appealed to the court to order her estranged husband to continue providing monthly support in the amount of $44,000.
Kenya Duke and Gary Owen at the premiere of "Ride Along" on January 13, 2014 in California. | Photo: Getty Images
According to her, it was her only source of income, and she had depended on it to pay the bills that come with catering to their two children and her own. Hopefully, the two can reach an agreement soon, if not for themselves, then for the kids.