Gary Owen’s Estranged Wife, Kenya Duke, Claims He Cut Off All Communications With Her, Says She Has To Text Him Twice A Month To Ask For Money

Gary Owen’s Estranged Wife, Kenya Duke, Claims He Cut Off All Communications With Her, Says She Has To Text Him Twice A Month To Ask For Money

It seems that the divorce proceedings between comedian Gary Owen and his Estranged Wife, Kenya Duke, are heating up. Reports claim that Gary Owen has stopped all communications with his-soon-to-be ex-wife and isn’t answering her texts regarding their finances. According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Kenya Duke writes that Gary Owen won’t respond to her messages,

“to try and work out an arrangement for the payment of our household debt”

She continues,

“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.”

The mother-of-3 also alleges that even though Gary Owen was the main breadwinner within their relationship she was the one responsible for taking care of their finances.

“Gary made monthly deposits in the sum of $44,000 that I would use to pay for all our bills, credit cards‚ and personal spending for myself and the kids,”

As previously reported, Duke is seeking $44,000 a month in spousal support. In the court documents she reportedly filed, she explains her request.

“I am requesting that Gary be ordered to continue making the monthly deposits of $44,000 as that has been our status quo for approximately four (4) years‚ as well as a lump sum payment of $88,000 for the last two months he has failed to provide me with funds.”

“Gary has been the sole provider for the last twenty-three plus years and continues to make a substantial amount of money (even during Covid)‚ and there is no reason why he should not continue to provide support as he has throughout our marriage.”

Within the documents, Duke also reveals to the court that she’s embarrassed she has to ‘text Gary twice a month to ask for money.’ She writes,

“I humbly ask the Court to order Gary to provide me with Support in the monthly amount of $44,000 as that has been the status quo for the last four (4) years.”

“I will continue to pay our monthly bills until a permanent arrangement can be made between us. I find it humiliating and hurtful to have to text Gary twice a month to ask for money. The fact that he does not respond to those texts leaves me feeling extremely scared and anxious. I further request that Gary contribute to my attorney’s fees in the amount of $50,000 as I have no income or access to funds to pay my attorney beyond what I have already paid via credit card for which I have yet to pay off.”

In addition to that, Kenya Duke alleges that Gary Owen regularly earns $200,000 to $400‚000, a month and that didn’t change throughout the pandemic.

Gary Owen and Kenya Duke married in 2003 and have three children together.

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel