After nearly 18 years of marriage, actor Gary Owen and his wife Kenya Duke are getting a divorce.
The news broke when Duke announced it on her social media accounts. Now, Gary is finally breaking his silence on the matter.
While on The Wendy Williams Show, 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 went on to say, “It’s a doozy, but I can’t speak on it yet, but it’s big. It changed the whole dynamic of the divorce.”
Owen also went on to denied any rumors of him having another baby outside of his marriage or 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 Owen also went on to address the reports of him being a “deadbeat father”, saying that all of his children are grown.
“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 a 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 of 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.”
Check out the interview below.