Gary Owen may have played a character who had a white wife in the hilarious rom-com “Think Like A Man Too,” but in real life, the comedian is happily married to Kenya Duke, a Black woman. (But, if you’ve heard any of his stand-up routines, you already know this.) Gary and Kenya have been together for 16-years and married for 11. And after interviewing them on the red carpet of the 2014 BET Awards, it’s clear that they’re still very much in love.
Gary and Kenya opened up to #TeamBeautiful about the affects of race in their relationship and how they’ve kept it fresh all these years. “It’s not like I come home and be like ‘Oh my god, you’re Black and I’m white” he joked. “I forget she’s black until this stuff happens, ’til you guys interview us,” he added.
Hit the play button to hear the couple’s advice for a long and healthy union and how they deal with each others race.
Scroll through this gallery to see what your favorite celebs wore on the red carpet:
BET Awards 2014: Best & Worst-Dressed
1. 2014 BET Awards
The hottest names in entertainment made their way to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles tonight for this year’s BET Awards. From flashy gold mini dresses to flirty fringe gowns, these celebrities came dressed to thrill. Check out all the amazing red carpet looks from the 2014 BET Awards in our continuously updated slideshow!
2. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington looked impeccable as always in a floral one-shoulder dress, accessorized perfectly with a green clutch and white pumps. And the award for best-dressed goes to...
3. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union is beautiful as usual but with her thigh-high boots and white halter gown, we're a bit confused about what season we're in. Still love you though, Gabby!
4. Amber Rose
Amber Rose serving an ethereal moment with her blonde buzz cut and white long-sleeve gown cinched as the waist. Mrs. Wiz Khalifa wins again.
5. Regina Hall
Regina Hall is a contender for best-dressed of the night in a chic white suit, black strappy sandals and the matching clutch. Her gold belly chain adds the perfect touch.
6. Karrueche Tran
Karrueche Tran looked sultry at the event in a nude halter top with fringe detailing on the bottom. We only have one question: where's her arm candy, Chris Brown?
Zendaya looked like she was dressing for a scene from the Aaliyah biopic in a bomber jacket, a slit skirt, a crop top, an oversized hat and the braids to match.
8. Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer turned up on the red carpet in her boldest look yet, wearing a mini dress with sheer-cut outs, gold metal detailing and a plunging neckline.
9. Elle Varner
Elle Varner brought her signature funky flair to the red carpet in a black blazer, leather bodice, purple pants, a full 'fro and a red lip. Loving it all!
10. Tatyana Ali
Tatyana Ali is taking no prisoners tonight. She twirled in a hot pink halter gown with a keyhole neckline and cleavage to spare. Serve!
11. Michelle Williams
The former Destiny's Child member revved up the glam factor in a slinky green gown with an architectural halter neckline and front slit. Slay!
12. Paris Hilton
We didn't expect to see Paris Hilton on the BET Awards red carpet but she sure made a lasting impression in a white gown littered with cut-outs.
13. Letoya Luckett
The former "Single Ladies" star was the picture of elegance in a navy gown with bare shoulders and a strawberry blonde updo. Simply stunning.
14. Lil Mama
Lil Mama cleaned up nicely tonight, matching her orange strapless mini with her new bob. We approve this message.
15. Tamera Mowry
Tamera Mowry looked adorable in a textured navy zipper dress, captor pumps and a snakeskin clutch. Doesn't she look chic?
16. Eva Marcille
Eva Marcille served on the red carpet in a cut-out long-sleeved white gown and a cropped blonde cut. Lesser models, bow down.
The powerhouse singer looked stunning in a black gown with a hi-lo hemline, a statement necklace and embellished sandals. Get into that updo!
18. Adrienne Bailon
Adrienne Bailon gave us all out glamour in a sparkling floor-length white halter gown, a bun and a matching clutch. Pretty, but is she at the Oscars or the BET Awards?
19. Kenya Moore
The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reality star looked ravishing in an orange gown and the matching lipstick. It's the color of the summer, and Kenya nailed it.
Ashanti kept all eyes on her with curly blonde hair and a white gown with a slit in the front, a cut-out neckline and lace sleeves.
21. Sevyn Streeter
Sevyn Streeter was determined to turn heads tonight, and she did just that in a white gown with double slits and messy bedhead. Now that's how you own a red carpet.
22. Faith Evans
Faith Evans was dripping in trends in a white suit dress, a peek of a black bra, teal Valentino Rockstud pumps and a bright pink lip. Well, alright then.
23. Claudia Jordan
Yellow is officially our favorite color. Claudia glowed on the red carpet in a yellow gown with a plunging neckline and high slit. Werk!
24. Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Gugu Mbatha-Raw looked flawless on the red carpet in an ivory fit-and-flare dress and a sophisticated updo. Can you say elegant?
25. Charli Baltimore
Oh, hey Charli Baltimore! The rapper resurfaced in a silver turtleneck mini and glorious blonde hair styled in an updo. What a comeback!
26. Lolo Jones
We're not sure why Lolo Jones is even there, but we're not mad at her cute printed crop top and skirt set. She could've done without those shoes though.
27. Holly Robinson-Peete
Holly Robinson-Peete was a vision in peach in a one-shoulder ruffled gown and an updo complete with wispy bangs.
The hat is back. Pharrell came out in a low-key denim jacket, graphic tee and sneakers with some new headgear. Believe it or not, we actually miss the oversized mountain hat.
29. Tony Rock
Tony Rock came in his Sunday best in a gold blazer with a black lapel and a matching bow tie. Sharp!