Kenya Duke is known as Gary Owen’s wife and entrepreneur, who is also an owner of Premier Sports and Corporate Travel. She is also familiar with appearing in the shows such as The Gary Owen Show, Aries Spears: Hollywood, and DeRay: Power Play after the 17th year of marriage Kenya and Gray way on divorce.
Kenya was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America. Duke belongs to African- American nationality and has a black ethnicity. She is very introverted and does not love discussing information about personal life, that’s why there is little information. Her mother is named Barbara Jean.
She said in an interview “My dad passed away when I was six. He was a Black Panther. He was in a bar and he was short. Not having my dad in my life I think I have daddy issue. That’s why I pushed the relationship between Garry and Kennedy”
This entrepreneur is a married woman. In 2003, on 19th July she married her longtime boyfriend Gary Owen, who is an American actor, screenwriter, and stand-up comedian. Gary did several comedy films Daddy Day Care, Little Man, and RideAlong.
Reportedly, the couple first met at a comedy club, where Mr. Gary was performing and receiving applause. Duke meet once again at warm-up at the same place a second time, and the bond got stronger day by day.
In 2006, they renewed their marriage vows in a second wedding ceremony due to some reason. The couple is biological parents to two lovely children Kennedy Owen and Austin Owen.
However, Kenya and Gary have three children together Kennedy, Austin, and Emilio who is from Duke’s previous marriage.
Kenya Duke and Gary Owen Divorce
Right now it is announced that after nearly 17 years of marriage, Kenya filed for divorce. As per the divorce agreement, three kids have grown older, and none of them are minors anymore.
Kenya shares an Instagram post with a lot of allegations against Gary. Gary doesn’t share any reactions on social media. But recently Gary Ownen break his silence about his divorce on The Wendy Williams Show. But he doesn’t speak much about the matter Owen stated, “My lawyer doesn’t want me to say anything. We got a lot of legal stuff we got to go through. But I will say, there’s a big twist in my divorce that a lot of people don’t know about.”
He also denied having an affair with Claudia Jordan. “I don’t know where that came from, that’s false. She’s been so good to me and Kenya our whole relationship… I don’t know where that came from at all.”
Gary talks about his children “They’re adults. My daughter was in college when the news broke. She’s staying with Kenya, and she has a job. I’m on the road. We’re talking, we’re texting, it’s not uncommon when you have adult kids to not see them for a couple of months… The deadbeat dad king stung a little bit. I was like ‘Whoa- weren’t they in private school? Didn’t I have a show, fly back to go to my son’s seventh-grade basketball game, and fly back to make my show?’ It’s nothing to brag about but I’m not a deadbeat dad.”
She is the owner of Premier Sports and Corporate Travel Company which specializes in the travel of professional and college sports teams, music tours, and independent film and TV production.
Duke has known for appearing in several shows such as The Gary Owen Show (2016) which is hosted by her husband and aired on BET, Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling (2011), and DeRay Davis: Power Play (2010). Her husband Gray is one name that immediately pops out while talking about comedians. Moreover, she also deals with house flipping.
Kenya Duke’s net worth
As per her profession, Duke is earning well with such marvelous achievement and a variety of businesses which garnered her a phenomenal amount of fortune. Her estimated net worth is approx $10 million at present. In addition, her hubby also earns a decent amount of money from his career.
She makes money from mainly Premier Sports and Corporate Travel. Through these businesses, she amasses a sum of $650 thousand to $1 million over the course of a year.
5 Facts on Kenya Duke That Might Surprised You!
- Kenny first comes into the limelight in 2011 for her work on Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling.
- She married in 2003, 19th July with her longtime boyfriend Gary Owen.
- Duke has 2 biological children.
- Premier Sports and Corporate Travel Company is owned by Kenya.
- After 17 years of marriage, Kenya filed for divorce from Garry.