Claudia Jordan (right) has vigorously denied reports that someone in her camp slept with comedian/actor Gary Owen (left).
A friend of the radio and TV personality is rumored to be the cause of Owen’s split from his estranged wife, Kenya Duke.
Duke reportedly filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage and three children together.
In a post on Instagram.com, Duke alluded to someone in Jordan’s camp being responsible for the demise of her marriage.
“I have all your info. I am going to deal with you in a minute, I am a little busy now. You can have him but you can’t disrespect me and my kids in the process.
“Tried to be quiet out of respect for my kids but @claudiajordan has me on one this morning. 23 years together Gary didn’t have s**t but a raggedy pick up and good credit, no place to live.”
Duke was careful to say Jordan, 47, was not the home wrecker, which is plausible since Jordan isn’t dark skinned enough for Owen.
Jordan, who was once married to film producer Datari Turner in 2009, has since responded to the rumors.
She said a mutual friend passed her number to Duke so the two ladies could talk it out in private.
“I’m really aggravated with you that you chose to go messy on a blog, when you could’ve reached out to me,” Jordan reportedly said.
“The fact that I’m being dragged into this is stupid. And it’s not true. I’ve reached out to friends of Kenya so we can talk woman to woman and not play this out in front of everybody… But I always want to keep it 100 with my people and tell the facts.
“Y’all love doing that to me. I’ve never been a mistress in my life. But that’s a narrative that’s easy to put on someone like me. So let me say for the 100th thousandth time, no. Nor do I approve of that. I guess the story is that I somehow – that he cheated and the woman is my friend. First of all, in my 20 years of knowing him, not one of my friends has ever told me or has ever implied that they messed with this man. Never.
“I don’t approve of it. I’m not cool with it. If y’all wanna make me into this monster, that’s on y’all. But, I’m a one man woman, and I don’t condone that.
“You should probably talk to them about the reason for their divorce. And also know as adults, sometimes people break up y’all. And it’s not as scandalous as you want it to be… Why don’t you just let it play out? Or let it not play out, it’s none of our business.
“I have absolutely nothing to do with it. I do not have a friend in Dallas or anywhere else that is this man’s mistress. I don’t know anyone woman that’s his mistress. I don’t know what y’all are talking about.”