Gary Owen’s ex-wife Kenya Duke reacts to Wendy Williams interview
Duke blames Owen for spending much of the one-on-one discussing their divorce
Actor Gary Owen recently commented on his impending divorce from his wife Duke of Kenya during an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show. It looks like Duke saw the interview and let it be known that she wasn’t happy.
During an episode of The Wendy Williams Show Thursday the comic / actor was there to plug in his current film project, The house next door: meeting black people 2. However, Owen spent the majority of the interview speaking publicly about the split between him and Duke after 17 years of marriage and 23 years in total as a couple.
Duke took to Instagram to respond to Owen’s comments.
“I was shocked that you spent most of your time talking about me, the divorce, my son and my daughter,” Duke wrote. She was upset that he hadn’t “shut it all down real quick” with Williams and focused more on promoting his film.
“Why didn’t you do it? … Because you want my attention and you knew someone would send it to me. “
During the talk show interview, Williams asked Owen what happened between him and Duke that led to their breakup. Owen said he was ordered not to disclose any details. However, he hinted at a big surprise.
“My lawyer doesn’t want me to say anything,” Owen said. “We have a lot of legal stuff that we have to go through. But I will say that there is a big twist in my divorce that a lot of people don’t know. It’s a doozy, but I can’t talk about it yet. But it’s big. It changed the whole dynamic of divorce.
Additionally, Owen rebuffed Duke’s accusations that he was a deadbeat dad, saying, “It turned out I’m a deadbeat dad, but our kids are adults.”
As Williams asked him if Owen had a girlfriend or was dating, he jokingly replied, “I belong on the streets now.” He went and said, “I think, emotionally, I think I’m just, probably, a little ahead of her in, you know, the marriage disconnect.”
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