Kenya Duke, a 46-year-old entrepreneur, and businesswoman, widely known for being the better half of the legendary stand-up comedian Gary Owen.
Kenya was born on 26th July 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Her identity is African-American and belongs to the black ethnicity. Kenya’s mother is Barbara Jean and there isn’t any information about her dad. In a conference, she confessed – “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 issues. That’s why I pushed the relationship between Garry and Kennedy”. The justification behind not having many details about Kenya’s personal life is that she is a bit introverted and prefers leading a private life.
Duke is an entrepreneur, who owns a corporation, called Premier Sports And Travel Company that organizes tours for professional and university sports teams, autonomous cinema and TV productions, music concerts, etc. Furthermore, She’s also recognized for appearing in certain shows namely, the “DeRay Davis: Power Play” a special documentary (2010), Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m smiling (2011).In 2016, Kenya along with her Gary showed up in “The Steve Harvey” show. In that particular year, Kenya was seen in her husband’s “The Gary Owen Show” multiple times. Besides, she is a real estate developer too.
Personal Life: Marriage; Kids
The businesswoman and the legendary Comedian took vows on 19th July 2003. They both were in a relationship, for a long time. Reports indicate that the duo first came across at a comedy club in Los Angeles, where Mr.Owen was amassing appraisals for his performance. They met yet again and with this, their bond grew explicitly. They have three children together- Kennedy Owen; Austin Owen and EmilioToliver, who’s from Kenya’s first marriage. Gary Owen and KenyaDuke renewed their vows in the year 2016, on 19th December due to some unfortunate incidents that took place at their first wedding ceremony. In 2021, Kenya and her husband Gary filed for divorce, and their divorce was finalized in 2022. They have not stated the reason for their divorce. After the divorce, Kenya was not in a relationship with anyone. She is mainly focused on developing her children. Even though Gary was not in a relationship with anyone after the divorce, they both maintained their friendship after the divorce to raise their children.
A Brief Introduction of her Husband: Gary Owen
On 26th July 1974, Gary took birth in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Of America. His Zodiac sign is Leo and was brought up in a tailor park at Oxford. Before becoming a stand-up comedian and entertainer, Gary worked as a Senior Petty Officer in the US Naval force and was even chosen as the Presidential Honour Guard. Besides, he served as a military police officer at Coronado Island, in San Diego for 3 years. It was then when the idea of pursuing something completely different from what he was actually into, sparked in his creative mind.
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Gary’s Career as Stand Up Comedian & Actor
After making up his mind, Gary started working for becoming a Stand-up comedian. Soon after, He was quoted as the “Funniest Serviceman in America”. Ebony Magazine honored him with the title “Black America’s favorite white Comic”.Subsequently, he started getting roles to play in several satirical shows. One of which was in a romantic comedy “Think Like A Man” based on the novel “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” by Steve Harvey.
Gary Owen has acted in many successful films like Little Man, Love Chronicles, Think Like a Man Too, Dotty & Soul, Restored Me, and many others. He has appeared in television shows like Wild ‘n Out, Ridiculousness, To Tell the Truth, 25 Words or Less, and many others.
Combined Net Assets
Kenya’s net worth is assessed to be around $8.5 million and perhaps is a shareholder of her husband’s wealth, which is expected to be over$3 million.
Hobbies and other interests of Kenya Duke
Kenya Duke will use to spend more of her free time with her children, and in her free time, she has many interests and hobbies will do. She is a philanthropist, and often she will use to donate money along with her husband, and also she will work as a volunteer for charity organizations. Mostly she prefers to help disabled children and veterans. Kenya loves to travel and has travelled all around the United States with her husband. They also went to many European and many countries for their vacation; so far, they have visited countries like Greece, Italy, London, and many others. Her dream destination is Switzerland and Greece. She is an animal lover and has a pet dog, but its name is unknown.
According to her, pet dogs will help the children’s mental health if they grow along with the dogs. Her main hobby is reading books, Often; she will often read lots of books in his spare time, her favourite is Notebook, and her favourite writer is Nicholas Sparks. Kenya loves to watch more films in her spare time, her favourite actor is Tom Hunks and Robin Williams, and her favourite actress is Julia Roberts. Her favourite films are Notting Hill, The Terminal, and Patch Adams. Kenya’s favourite colours are brown and red, and she loves cooking; often, she cooks different types of foods for her children. In her spare time, Kenya will use the gym for workouts and not follow a strict diet to maintain her body figure. She will eat whatever she likes.
The appearance of Kenya Duke
Kenya will stand 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm in height, and her body weight is 65 kg or 145 lbs. She has not revealed any details about her breast, waist, and hip sizes. She has a beautiful pair of brown eyes, and she has long black coloured hair.
Social media presence of Kenya Duke
Kenya Duke is active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On her official Instagram account, she has more than 76.9 k followers, and often she posts more pictures along with her husband and children. On his Facebook account, she has more than 10.2 K followers, and she has earned more than 27.3 K followers on her Twitter account.