Gary Owen’s estranged wife, Kenya Duke, is seeking $44K a month in support from her soon-to-be ex-husband, claiming the comedian can afford it.
Duke says her estranged husband has got the money to pay her more than $40k in monthly support, as it’s what he usually deposits in her account to pay credit card bills and finance her personal spending.
In the court documents, Kenya claims Gary left her with no choice but to file a request for spousal support. Duke says that during their nearly 20-year marriage, she left her promising career to support Gary in pursuing a career as a comedian.
Duke also claims their monthly income has been between $200,000 and $400,000 and never dipped below $100k, even during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kenya revealed that it wasn’t uncommon for Gary to have $300,000 to $600,000 worth of uncashed checks from all his stand-up shows just laying around. She said Owen would deposit the big checks whenever he wanted to.