Who is Kennedy Owen? The Untold Truth of Gary Owen’s Only Daughter

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Kennedy Owen is the only daughter of Gary Owen, an actor, and a stand-up comedian. While Kennedy’s father is a regular face in the media, her mother is rather unknown. Besides, Kennedy, an NC A&T college pupil has two siblings including an older half-brother from her mother’s previous relationship.

To know more about Kennedy Owen’s life, keep reading!

Key Takeaways

  • Kennedy Owen is the only daughter of renowned comedian Gary Owen and Kenya Duke.
  • She is just 21 years old at present and is attending her bachelor’s degree.
  • Kennedy might be dating someone at present, however, she hasn’t revealed her boyfriend’s detail.

What is Kennedy Owen’s Age in 2023?

Owen’s age is 21 as of 2023. She was born on July 3, 2002, in Los Angeles, California. Commemorating her 19th birthday, Kennedy’s mom Kenya Owen shared a collage of pictures of themselves with a lengthy caption that read:

“I am screaming Happy 19th Birthday to my baby girl. You have turned out to be more than I could have hoped for. Through this crazy year, you have managed to remain a straight “A” student, great friend, you have one of the biggest hearts, and are the best daughter.”

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Kennedy Owen's birthday celebration
Kennedy along with her mother.

Is Kennedy Owen Adopted?

No, Kennedy is the biological daughter of Gary Owen and his wife Kenya. Gary has an adopted son named Emilio Owen, Kennedy’s half-brother from her mother’s relationship with Emilio Toliver Sr. The comedian adopted Emilio after his marriage to Kenya in 2003.

Besides, Kennedy has a biological brother Austin Owen, born on 27th November 2000, in Los Angeles.

Are Her Parents Still Married?

No, Kennedy’s parents have already divorced. Gary and his former wife’s married life hit the rock after 18 years of marriage in 2021. Gary’s then-wife Kenya filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences in March 2021. Their divorce was finalized in 2022.

Kenya and Gary tied the knot on 19th July 2003, in Oakland, California. The two wed in front of their family members and close friends. As for their wedding dress, Kenya wore a white gown, whereas, the groom donned a sky-suit blue suit.

Kennedy Owen father and mother
Kennedy Owen’s parents on their wedding day.

The two dated for a long time before their nuptials. They met for the first time back in the late 1990s after Gary’s performance at Sunset Boulevard, The Comedy Club. But, the two still wouldn’t start dating until they met again at the same spot. They subsequently began talking on the phone and going on dates. And they married in 2003.

Who is Kennedy Owens’s mother?

Kennedy’s doting mom Kenya is a budding entrepreneur. She is now the owner of Premier Sports and Corporate Travel, LLC. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Domestic Limited Liability Company was created on 20th March 2009.

Besides, Kenya is an occasional actress who worked in a few movies such as Look I’m Smiling and Gary Owen.

Owen is of Mixed Ethnicity

Kennedy is biracial as her mother is Afro-American, whereas, her father is of Caucasian ethnicity. Besides, she is American by nationality.

Kennedy Owen College

The 21-year-old young girl first attended Heritage High School. She later went on to study at North Carolina A&T State University. Soon after Owen’s acceptance at the college, her proud dad took to Instagram to congratulate his daughter. He wrote the caption,

“Ok it’s official my daughter has been accepted to go to NC A&T next year. She told me her freshman year of high school she wanted to attend an HBCU. A&T was her first choice. So get ready @terrencej @frederickwjr @willpowerpacker that loud white guy at the homecoming game will be me for the next 4 years. #ProudDad #AggiePride #HBCU.”

Many of Gary’s fans also congratulated his daughter in the comment section. One wrote, “That is awesome. Great school!!!”

Kennedy Owen University
Kennedy, the daughter of Gary Owen.

Another wrote, “Congratulations…. this is an awesome accomplishment.”

Besides, Gary’s daughter also attended Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, an independent Christian school in downtown Cincinnati.

What is Her Net Worth?

Kennedy Owen’s exact net worth is yet to be revealed. However, her doting father Gary has an estimated net worth of $5 million in 2023. His main source of income is his stand-up comedy and acting career.

Gary has worked in dozens of movies such as Rebound, College, Daddy Day Care, and Thin Like a Man. Similarly, the actor has worked in numerous TV shows that include The Gary Owen Show, TBS show House of Payne, and more.

Who Is Kennedy Owen’s Boyfriend? Details about Her Dating Life

As per her FB page, Kennedy is dating her mysterious boyfriend since April 11, 2015. Although it’s been over eight-year since the two began dating, neither Kennedy nor her unknown beau shares a single photo of themselves on their social media handles. Instead, their low-key presence has confused whether the duo is in a relationship.


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