Emilio Owen became famous thanks to his stepfather, Gary Owen. His stepfather is a famous comedian who has been called “America’s Funniest Soldier”.
Moreover, Gary married Emilio’s mother, Kenya Duke, in the early 2000s after a long relationship. Gary adopted Emilio after he married Kenya and raised him properly.
Today we will find out some interesting facts about Emilio Owen. We will talk about who his biological father is, what college he attends and if he has a girlfriend.
Emilio Owen’s biological father (Source: Pinterest)
Who is the biological father of Emilio Owen?
Emilio William Toliver was born in the United States on January 18, 1991. Gary Owen’s wife, Kenya Duke, gave birth to him as their first child. We discovered the identity of Emilio’s biological father, which few tabloids know.
Emilio Toliver Sr. is his biological father. Emilio’s parents broke up a few years ago, before Kenya started dating Gary. There is no evidence that Emilio Sr. and Kenya were ever married.
Furthermore, Emilio is of African American descent. Additionally, he spent most of his childhood in Oakland, California. He currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Emilio Oliver Education
Emilio attended Lakota West High School in Ohio for his high school education. Emilio has had a great interest in art since childhood. As a result, after graduation, he enrolled at The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. Regarding his profession, there is not much information available.
Emilio’s stepfather married his mother in 2003
Gary, then an aspiring comedian, met the mother of his children in the late 1990s. They bumped into each other outside The Comedy Club on Sunset Boulevard, where Gary was performing a comedy sketch. During the first meeting, they didn’t say anything, but just looked at each other. After that, the two met again at the same place, and this time they exchanged phone numbers.
Gary and Kenya didn’t start dating right away, but they kept in touch for about a year before he worked up the courage to ask her out. Unfortunately, on their first date, she fired him. Gary was devastated and believed he had lost her. On the other hand, Kenya called him, apologized for her actions and asked him out.
The couple decided to get married a few years after their first meeting. Their wedding was on July 19, 2003. Many family members and friends of the couple attended. Although the ceremony was an important day for the couple, it was marred by a few problems.
First, the pastor left because Gary and Kenya were late for the ceremony. After the couple managed to exchange their vows, a fight broke out that ended with a punch.
Furthermore, the couple’s five-tiered wedding cake was destroyed when the baker accidentally dropped it. Well, it wasn’t their day, but after all these years at least they have something to remember.
Gary and Kenya did renew their vows in 2015. This could be due to the fact that their first wedding didn’t go as planned. The ceremony was held on December 20, 2015.
Emilio is the only son of his mother and biological father
Emilio is the oldest member of the Owen family. For starters, he is the only child of his mother Kenya and father Emilio Sr. Kenya and Gary had two children, a girl and a boy, after they got married. On November 27, 2000, they had their first child, a son named Austin Owen.
The only candidate who could follow in his father’s footsteps is the star child. Austin inherited his father’s sense of humor. In terms of time, he is on par with his father. He even did stand-up comedy at Tommy T’s Comedy Clubs.
In addition, Gary and Kenya have a daughter. Kennedy Owen, their only child, was born on July 3, 2002. She is currently enrolled at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a historically black institution. Kennedy’s father was overjoyed when she was accepted to A&T. He announced the big news on his Instagram profile.
Furthermore, Gary and Kenya made sure that all three children remained friendly with each other. Emilio adores his half-brothers as much as his own. His stepfather often posts photos of the three of them together.
His mother and stepfather are divorced
In March 2021, Kenya filed for divorce from her husband of several decades, Gary. She filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court. She stated that their divorce was due to irreconcilable differences.
Relationship status with Emilia Owen
Emilio has been in a happy relationship with his girlfriend Taylor Patton for several years. There is no specific date when the couple started dating; however, Emilio stated that he started dating Taylor on September 8, 2016.
The couple has a relatively open relationship. They post numerous photos together on their social media accounts. Both are extroverts who prefer to spend time with friends.
Taylor, like her boyfriend, lives in Cincinnati. The lovebirds seem to live together. He is also from South Lebanon, Ohio, and works as an operations specialist for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shields.