“All kids want their parents to be happy. When you come to the internet and tell only half the story for sympathy…So what did you do??? How did y’all get here? If you wanted healing, you would have reached out to a family therapist, call, text, or sent this video directly to them.”


As a caption, she added:

“You don’t seem to have any empathy for their feelings. You have done some foul things, but I still greet you with a smile. In conversation, I try to keep us focus and on track, so we don’t resort to blame and finger pointing.”


And continued:

“I remind them of your birthday and Father’s Day. I encourage them to give you a 2nd chance. I share info with you about them because I would hope that, if the tables were turned you’d do the same. And then you come to the internet with a video of the result but not the reason. I just don’t understand, how this helped anything. At this point, I don’t know what to believe or how to deal with you.”

Gary Owen, Kenya Duke, & Children

Duke’s comments addressing her former husband came after the actor posted a video sharing his discontent about not speaking nor seeing his children Austin, 23, and Kennedy, 21, in so long. During one of his recent podcast episodes, Owen opened up about his feelings regarding the situation, claiming he’s attempted to have communication with them to no avail. He stated:

“As a lot of people know I haven’t seen my kids in almost 3 years, or spoken to them, since the divorce…I understand they’re just, I guess healing…I try to reach out, I try to see them, but it just hasn’t worked out yet,”

Owen then shared that he intends to go to his daughter’s upcoming graduation at North Carolina A&T “by himself” to avoid making her day awkward. He added that he doesn’t feel that would be the best time for them to try and reconcile, which he said he’s hopeful will happen someday.