When talking about some of the funniest stand-up comedians, Gary Owen is the name that frequently pops up. Gary is an American actor and stand-up comedian who was named Funniest Serviceman In America due to his successful career as a comedian.
Gary was born on the 26th of July 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of 2021, he is 46 years old. Besides this, he grew up in a trailer park in Oxford along with his six siblings.
When it comes to sharing about his personal life matters, Gary is a completely tacit individual. As a result, there is not much information about his childhood.
However, this 46-year-old comedian is never quiet when talking about his family. As a matter of fact, he loves his family more than anything and is often seen spending time with his wife and lovely children.
Gary Owen has 3 Kids: (one daughter and 2 sons)
Gary is a married man who is the father of three beautiful children- his stepson, Emilio, son, Austin, and daughter, Kennedy Owen. Without a doubt, it is safe to say that Gary loves all his children equally.
Emilio is Kenny’s only son from her previous relationship. As of now, Emilio’s biological father’s name is still under wraps.
However, rumor has it that his real father’s name is Emilio Toliver Sr. The once non-famous personality came to fame after being the stepson of the famous comedian, Gary Owen.
According to various sources, Emilio’s date of birth is on the 16th of January 1996. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is around 25 years old as of 2021. Emilio has a muscular body as he is very much inclined towards adopting a healthy routine.
Talking about his high school education, Emilio attended the Lakota West High School in Ohio. Ever since a young age, Emilio had developed a profound interest in arts. Thus, soon after completing high school, he enrolled at The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati.
Moreover, Emilio Owen is currently in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Taylor Patton. Emilio mentioned on his social media that the couple started dating on the 8th of September 2016.
The couple enjoys a fairly open relationship. They share a lot of photos together on their respective social media handle.
Both of them are extroverts and usually hang out with their friends. Emilio’s girlfriend also lives in Cincinnati and currently works as an Operations Expert at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shields.
Story of his long dreads.
One of the easily distinguishable features of Emilio is his long-dreaded hairs which he has been growing since he was 11.
His hair began growing longer than 20 inches. According to him, he likes keeping long hair to impress women. Though his mother is always fearful of his spine and neck due to his hair, he does not want to cut it any time soon.
On the other hand, his father is in a dilemma as he wants Emilio to have his hair but at the same time wants to keep his wife happy by convincing Emilio to cut his hair. In the end, Emilio did manage to chop off at least 16 inches of his dreads.
Austin is the first son of the comedian, Gary Owen. His date of birth is the 26th of November 2000. As of 2021, he is 20 years old. It seems that being the son of a comedian has equipped him with his father’s comical genes as well.
Though he is not a stand-up comedian like his father, he sure knows how to rock a crowd. One such instance was in June 2018 when Austin went on stage for the first time to do comedy.
As nervous as his father was, Austin Owen was cool and calm. Everything went smoothly and the crowd had never laughed harder than that. As a matter of fact, none of the scripts were written by his father as they were all Austin’s own lines.
We know that the father and son spend countless loving moments with one another and are each other’s best friends as well.
Issues during Austin’s birth.
We got to see a glimpse of Gary’s love for Austin when he wished his son on his birthday. Then we also got to know how Austin was born.
Turns out that while he was still inside his mother’s womb, the doctors decided to get him out through surgery as his mother was in severe labor.
However, Gary’s wife wanted to have Austin through natural childbirth. Hearing this, Gary complied with her request and asked an Asian nurse to help Kenya crown the baby.
It was due to the Asian nurse that Austin got to be born through the natural procedure. Thanks to that nurse, Austin became fond of Asian foods and dishes and everything about Asian people ever since then.
Daughter Kennedy Owen.
Kenned Owen is another celebrity child and the second child of Gary Owen. Reports claim that her date of birth is on the 3rd of July 2002. Hence, at the moment, she is 18 years old.
At the moment, this youngest child in the family, Kennedy Owen just made her parents proud by getting herself admitted into North Carolina A&T State University.
Getting into one of the best historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) was her childhood dream and she fulfilled it through her own hard work.
Her father did not wait long to take it to his Instagram account by posting a picture of him holding the letter of acceptance.
Not only Gary but also his fans were congratulating Kennedy on her big accomplishment. It is no doubt that the next four years at the university are going to be one of the best moments of her life.
Likewise, the future is going to be bright for this young girl.
Gary Owen and Kenya Duke Filed for Divorce.
As of 2021, Gary is married to his long-time girlfriend, Kenya Duke. She is a 46-year-old entrepreneur and businesswoman who serves as the CEO of a company called Premier Sports and Corporate Travel Company. Moreover, she also makes appearances on various tv shows and in her husband’s own talk show as well.
The couple officiated their marriage by tying the knot in 2003 after dating for some time ever since meeting for the first time in the early 2000s.
One of the nights when Gary was performing in LA, he met Kenya and the two became friends ever since. By next week, she had given him her phone number.
At this point, Gary was head over heels in love with Kenya. Moreover, Gary was ready to be a father to Kenya’s son from her previous relationship too.
Also, their wedding was an interracial marriage as Gary is of white ethnicity and Kenya was black. Though there were often criticisms of the duo’s marriage, the couple fends them off. Moreover, Gary is always there to protect his wife whenever she faces a racist attack.
Update: In March 2021, Kenya and Gary Owens filed for divorce.
|Date of birth||July 26, 1974|
|Place of birth||Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.|
|Height||5 feet 9 inch|
|Children||Emilio, Austin, Kennedy|
|Net Worth||$3 million|