Comedian Gary Owen is frequently seen with his wife and kids in the BET network's family-centric reality show The Gary Owen Show, working on various pranks or surprises among each other. Even if they are not on the show itself, the celebrated comic often mentions them during stand-ups and other events.

Among numerous stories about the family, there is one particular story about the American actor's wedding vows renewal with wife Kenya Duke that stands out.

This article will discuss the lead-up to and the aftermath of Gary’s renewed wedding and his children's contribution to the vow renewal ceremony.

Gary Owen Frequently Mentions Wife And Three Children In Reality-TV

Gary married entrepreneur and businesswoman Kenya Duke in 2003, and the two have been together ever since. Kenya is quite famous among ardent Gary Owen fans as the stand-up frequently mentions being in an interracial marriage. The husband and wife have three children, two sons, and a daughter.


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The eldest of their son is from Kenya’s previous marriage, and the other two are their biological children. Their daughter Kennedy is 18, while their sons' age remains unknown, although they both seem to be adults. All of the Ride Along actor's family pretty much make up the ensemble of the Gary Owen show on BET, which runs on the tagline: “Half black. Half white. Half hour”, hinting at the interracial family.

Gary And Kenya Had A Horrible Wedding

While their marriage is quite happy, the couple was quite upset with how their wedding panned out. In one of the episodes of the family Show, the 'Funniest Serviceman in America' discusses how everything went wrong on the wedding day. The cake apparently got messed up, the Pastor was late, and a fight broke out during the reception. Kenya described the wedding to be disappointing:

“It was just a terrible day… I found the man of my dreams. I did not have the wedding of my dreams”

They Had A Vow Renewal Ceremony In 2015

The duo's dissatisfaction with how their wedding day went back in 2003 did not subside as the years went by, which is why the determined husband talked about wanting to fix it. 

Hence, to make up for their horrible marriage ceremony, the couple had a “second wedding” in the form of a vow renewal ceremony on December 19, 2015, which the reality TV star described as “perfect” in a Facebook post

A year ago today I renewed my wedding vows w/ @trulykenya. When we got married in 2003 it's was a fiasco!!! Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. But we survived & last year the renewal went perfect. So December 19th is our new anniversary date. Love you my Nubian Queen.


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Gary’s Children Helped Surprise Kenya With The Vow Renewal Ceremony

But apart from the vow renewal ceremony, the loving hubby also had a surprise stored for the beloved wife. Owen's sons and daughter helped the comic put together the logistics of the ceremony.

To fit the right wedding dress, the Reality Showrunner even made son Austin try on the dress. Kenya actually did not agree to the vow renewal at first. But after witnessing the effort from the entire family, their dedication made the mother of three agree to the ceremony.