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Gary Owen is back on the market after 18 years of marriage. The 46-year-old comedian/actor and his estranged wife Kenya Duke split earlier this year.

Kenya recently filed for a divorce, TMZ reported. They tied the knot in 2003 and share three grown children, sons Emilio and Austin, and a daughter, Kennedy.

Owen's big break as a standup comedian came in 1997 when he appeared on Black Entertainment Television's Comic View. Owen was the only white man to ever host Comic View.

He often used his interracial marriage to fend off accusations that he was a culture vulture.

In April 2011, Ebony magazine dubbed Owen "Black America's Favorite White Comic".

He went on to star in such feature films as Daddy Day Care, Little Man, and College. He later transitioned to urban comedy films such as Think Like A Man (2012), Think Like a Man Too (2014) and Ride Along (2014) in which he is always cast as the apologetic white guy with an honorary Black card.

He also had a recurring role on Tyler Perry's TBS show House of Payne as Zack and he starred in Meet the Blacks as Larry.

In 2016, he hosted his own show on BET called The Gary Owen Show.


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