A collage of Billy Blanks and ex-partner, Gayle Godfrey. Source: Instagram

What You Need to Know about Billy Blanks’ Ex-Wife, Gayle Godfrey!


Gayle Godfrey is famous for being the ex-wife of Billy Blanks (an American martial artist).

Godfrey celebrates her birthday every year on May 13, however, her exact birth year is missing. She was raised alongside two sisters, Nadene Godfrey and Tori Johnson.

Let’s get to know more about her!

Marriage and Divorce from Billy Blanks

Gayle Godfrey walked down the aisle with Billy Blanks in 1974 after several months of dating. They had first met in a karate class.

A two-photo collage of Gayle Godfrey and Billy Blanks.
Gayle and Billy were married for over three decades.
Source: Instagram

The pair were married for 33 years, but they couldn’t hold on to their marriage. Godfrey filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences and the pair officially separated in 2008.

Currently Married to Ramon Vincent

After a decade of separation from her ex-husband, Gayle Blanks married for the second time with Ramon Vincent on July 1, 2018. She now goes by the name, Gayle Gigi Vincent.

The pair who started dating in 2015 got engaged on May 28, 2017, and married a year later. They celebrated their second anniversary in July 2020.

Gayle and Ramon Vincent's wedding rings.
Gayle and Ramon Vincent show off their wedding rings.
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Gayle and Ramon Vincent's first anniversary Instagram post.
Gayle and Ramon celebrated their first anniversary in 2019.
Source: Instagram

Meanwhile, her ex-husband got married to Tomoko Sato soon after their divorce in 2009. They first met in 2007 while Tomoko was working as his Japanese interpreter and a year later, in November 2008, welcomed their daughter, Angelika Blanks.

Billy Blanks and Tomoko Sato holding their newly born.
Billy Blanks got married to Tomoko Sato in 2009.
Source: Japan Today

Their marriage was registered in January 2009 while their wedding ceremony took place on June 20, 2009. The pair has since relocated to Japan.

Mother to 6 Kids

Gayle Godfrey is a mother to six kids. She has two kids of her own and four step-kids from her second husband, Ramon Vincent.

Shellie Blanks Cimarosti

Gayle’s first child, Shellie Blanks Cimarosti was born in 1973. Though we don’t know about her biological father, she was adopted by Billy after his marriage to Gayle. Shellie is also a martial artist like her dad.

Shell Shock Fitness!

She has featured in many Tae Bo videos including Tae Bo T3 (Total Transformation Training). Besides, she also introduced her own variation of Tae Bo, Tae Bo Postnatal Power. Now, she is the owner of a fitness center in Franklin, Tennessee, Shell Shock Fitness, which specializes in HIIT, cardio, kickboxing, and strength training.

Regarding her personal life, Shellie is married to Mark Cimarosti. The duo has welcomed two kids, both sons.

Billy Blanks Jr.

Gayle and Billy welcomed a son, Billy Blanks, Jr. soon after their marriage. Billy Jr. is a dancer, fitness instructor, and singer who created a fitness program called, Billy Banks Jr. Dance It Out.

Gayle Godfrey with her son, Billy Blanks Jr.
Gayle Godfrey and her son, Billy Blanks Jr.
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As for his personal life, he is married to Sharon Catherine Blanks who is an American actress. Together they adopted a son, Elijah Blanks in 2006.

Step Mother To Four

Godfrey is a stepmother to four kids from Ramon’s side: Londynn Neiamaih, Rhema Vincent, Chloe Vincent, and a son Ramon Vincent Jr (Cyrus Black).

A family photo of Gayle Godfrey.
Gayle with her husband and step-kids.
Source: Facebook

She has maintained a good bonding with all of them. Their eldest daughter, Londynn is now a navy while their youngest one, Chloe recently graduated from 6th grade on June 3, 2020. Rehma is an aspiring musician while Ramon Jr is unsure about his future.

Profession and Net Worth

Gayle Godfrey is currently the co-owner and Treasurer Board of Directors of Split Point, Inc. She has been a part of the movie production and investment business since June 2016. Before that, she worked as a Secretary at The Billy Banks Foundations. She worked there for 11 years from 1999 to 2000.

Tae Bo TV!

Godfrey was also the co-owner and co-creator of BG Star Productions, Inc. (Tae Bo Fitness) alongside her ex-husband, Billy Blanks. She worked there from February 1992 to July 2017 for a whopping 25 and a half years. Prior to that, she initially started managing Tae Bo Fitness and martial arts studios in 1975.

Besides, she is also the owner of Yor Kie Designs, Inc and works as an Executive Producer at MoveTube. From her astounding career, she might have amassed an estimated $2 million net worth as of 2021.

Current Husband is a Film Producer

Gayle’s current husband is a film producer and professional photographer. He has been working as a Cinematographer and Freelance News Media Editor for FFTV since March 2009 and November 2010 respectively.

Alongside his partner, he is the co-owner of the movie production company, Split Point Inc since 2016. Meanwhile, he is also the founder of a non-profit organization called Our Future First since January 2015.

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