|Real Name:||Kennedy Owen|
|Birthday:||July 3, 2002|
|Occupation:||Daughter of Gary Owen and Kenya Duke|
Kennedy Owen is a celebrity child in Hollywood, known because of her father Gary Owen. Her mother is also an entrepreneur and businesswoman. Many people in Hollywood are inspired by the love story of Kenya Duke and Gary Owen. More on that later on.
First, let’s get to know their daughter Kennedy Owen. How old is she? What was her early life like? What is her educational background? Has she started a professional career yet?
Well, we will try to provide answers to all of the questions. Fun fact: she has appeared on The Gary Owen Show, which is a family reality show telling the tale of Gary and his multicultural family living in Cincinnati.
Who Is Her Father?
As we said before, many people show interest in Kennedy because of her father. Born Gary Cameron Owen in July 1974, he is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He was named Funniest Serviceman in America in 1997. His big break came on Black Entertainment Television’s stand-up showcase, Comic View.
He has a large African-American following and performs at targeted events. In 2016, he began his reality family show, The Gary Owen Show.
Born in 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he grew up in a trailer park in Oxford with his six siblings. Before his career in comedy, he served in the US Navy for six years as a Master-at-Arms. He was in the Presidential Honor Guard.
One year after doing stand-up comedy, he was named Funniest Serviceman in America. He moved to San Diego to do comedy and developed a large African-American fan base. Despite being white, he won the Funniest Black Comedian in the San Diego contest.
This led to his first gig at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. Nowadays, many consider him Black America’s Favorite White Comic.
During his career, he has produced two stand-up special DVDs, Breakin’ Out the Park, and Urban Legend.
His popularity as a stand-up comedian has allowed him to appear in movies like Rebound, College, Daddy Day Care, Hillbilly Highway, and more. He also had a recurring role as Zack in the TV show House of Payne.
Now let’s talk about Gary’s daughter, Kennedy Owen. She is commonly known as a celebrity child and the only daughter of an American comedian. Born in July 2002, she is 20 years of age as of June 2023.
Her father often posts about Kennedy on social media. For example, the report about her admission to college went viral after he posted an image holding the acceptance letter with striking joy. He was happy with his daughter’s awesome accomplishment.
Kennedy grew up alongside two siblings, Emilio Toliver and Austin Oven. Emilio is the oldest in the family at 30 years of age. Austin is a little bit older than Kennedy. Emilio is her stepbrother, born from her mother’s previous relationship. Despite being half-siblings, they share a loving bond.
Her mother, Kenya Duke, is a businesswoman who runs Premier Sports and Corporate Travel. The family owns and operates both channels.
Austin and Kennedy are enrolled in a private Christian school in Warren County.
Being that she only finished her teenage years, we do not have personal information about relationships and marriages. She is too young to be getting married. According to some reports, she is single as of June 2023.
Kennedy Owen is too young to start a professional career. She has only recently enrolled at University, and she is focusing her attention on education.
But being the daughter of American comedian Gary Owen has its perks. She has appeared on his reality TV show and looked amazing in it. Who knows, maybe a career in comedy is up for grabs for her as well? Her father would certainly support her.
Her Parents’ Inspirational Story
Her parents Gary Owen and Kenya Duke are quite inspiring. Being that he is a white comedian and she is a black entrepreneur, they break all the norms and boundaries in Hollywood.
The couple got married in July 2003 in a private wedding ceremony with only close friends and family attending. Gary and Kenya met for the first time in a Los Angeles comedy club. There, he was the primary white entertainer and his performance earned him a standing ovation.
They soon became attracted to one another and began by exchanging numbers. Soon, they began dating.
Nowadays, many consider them the ideal couple and inspiration for society. Their marriage and their reality TV show proved that color does not matter for love.
They have looked lovely for most of their relationship. For their wedding, Kenya wore a Christian backless long-sleeve lace cathedral gown while Gary wore a blue three-piece suit.
Sadly, their marriage ended in divorce after 18 years together. In March 2021, Gary filed for a divorce. Asked what caused the split, Gary said it came down to him being unhappy. He denied rumors of him cheating, saying, “No good marriage ended because of cheating”.
While divorces are usually messy, this one got quite messier. Gary said there was no major catalyst causing the marriage to end, but Kenya posted on social media different things.
She said, “While I was hoping to come to an amicable agreement with my husband, he has unfortunately left me with no choice but to file this RFO for support. Gary and I have been married for over seventeen years. Twenty-three years ago, I left my promising career as an account manager to solely support Gary and his career”.
She requested $44,000 per month from Owen, the amount normally transferred into their account while married. She also asked for $88,000 for the last two months that he failed to provide funds.
That is her side of the story. If you want his view, you can check his podcast where he talks about the marriage.
Is She On Social Media?
So, is Kennedy Owen on social media? As we said before, she tries to stay away from the media spotlight.
Kennedy does have a profile on Instagram with little more than 800 followers. As you can assume, it is a private profile. She probably doesn’t accept friend requests from everyone, only from people she does know in real life.
Her father, on the other hand, is a bit more active. After all, he is a famous comedian. He has an Instagram profile with more than 1.9 million followers. There, he shares updates about his life, but also about his children.
Kennedy’s mother has a profile on Instagram as well. Her bio reads, “Podcaster, entrepreneur, house flipper, every woman’s biggest cheerleader”. She has more than 76k followers on social media.
As we said before, Kennedy is still young to begin her professional career. The young girl is still studying. In the meantime, her mother and father provide for her.
Her father has a net worth of more than $3 million. That is enough for his children to have a comfortable life while studying.