Gayle Godfrey biography- Wife of Billy Blanks

Who is Gayle Godfrey?

Gayle Godfrey is a renowned American celebrity. She was once married to martial art expert and fitness guru Billy Blanks, which resulted in her popularity.

Currently married to producer and writer Ramon Vincent, Gayle is a businesswoman, real estate investor, and producer. 

Let’s read the story of Gayle Godfrey.

Gayle Godfrey Biography
Gayle Godfrey Biography

Quick facts

Full NameGayle H. Godfrey
Also Known asGayle Blanks, Gayle Gigi Vincent, Gayle Blanks Vincent
BirthdayMay 13, 1960
Age 63 years old
Sun signTaurus
TraitsPositive- Tactful, independent, and creative
Negative- Impulsive, possessive, and stubborn
BirthplaceCalabasas, USA
Currently residingLos Angeles, California, USA
ParentsNo information
Marital statusMarried
SpouseRamon Vincent
Billy Wayne Blanks (ex-husband)
ChildrenShellie Blanks Cimarosti,
Billy Blanks Jr
EducationNo information
ProfessionProducer, businesswoman, and real estate investor
Height5 feet 5 inches
Eyes ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Net WorthUSD 600,000
Social MediaInstagram

Early life

Gayle Godfrey
Gayle Godfrey, ex-wife of Billy Banks

Gayle Godfrey was born on May 13 in Calabasas, USA. However, judging by her pictures, it seems she was born in the 60s. 

Gayle Godfrey spent the majority of her childhood in Calabasas, USA. 

Gayle’s sun sign is Taurus. People having this horoscope are known for their diplomatic, independent, and creative nature. However, they tend to be impulsive, possessive, and stubborn. 

Gayle is quite an attractive woman. Despite being in her 60s, Gayle is still youthful and vibrant.

Gayle stands 5 feet and 5 inches tall. She is of medium build and has a voluptuous figure. Her curvy figure, gorgeous blue eyes, and luscious blonde hair add an old Hollywood charm to her overall look. 

Gayle Godfrey has two sisters, Nadene Godfrey and Tori Johnson. She shares a great relationship with her sisters. 

Both Nadene and Tori are happily married. 

From a very young age, Gayle was interested in fitness. She took martial arts training in her late teens. Likewise, Gayle was quite creative and enjoyed arts and crafts. 

Relationships of Gayle Godfrey

Gayle was in a relationship with a man with whom she welcomed her daughter, Shellie, in 1973.

However, Gayle and the unidentified man broke up due to unknown reasons.

Billy Blanks (ex-husband)

ex-husband, Billy Blanks
Gayle Godfrey’s ex-husband, Billy Blanks

Gayle Godfrey met her husband, Billy Blanks, in 1974 at a karate class. They quickly developed a friendship that slowly blossomed into a serious relationship.

Billy is a martial artist and actor who created the successful Tae Bo exercise program. Tae Bo quickly became a pop culture phenomenon after Billy catered to celebrity clients such as Paula Abdul. 

Blanks was previously a bodyguard for actress Catherine Bach. He has appeared in numerous martial arts and action films, including King of the Kickboxers, Bloodfist, The Last Boy Scout, and Kiss the Girl.  

On June 28, 1974, Billy Blanks and Gayle Godfrey tied the knot. After the wedding, Billy legally adopted her daughter, Shellie. 

Likewise, the happy couple also welcomed their son, Billy Blanks Jr. 

Nearly after 33 years of marriage, Gayle filed for divorce on September 25, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences at Los Angeles Superior Court. 

In 2008 they finalized the divorce.

News about Gayle and Billy’s divorce shocked the power couple’s fans. 

Nobody had even imagined that Gayle and Billy would decide to leave each other after years of togetherness. 

Billy Blanks with his wife, Tomoko Sato
Billy Blanks with his wife, Tomoko Sato

After divorcing Gayle Godfrey in 2008, Billy Blanks married Tomoko Sato. Tomoko is the Japanese interpreter. They both met in 2007.

They have a daughter Angelika.

Billy Blanks and Tomoko Sato formally registered their marriage in January 2009.

The duo got married at Ritz Carlton Osaka on June 20, 2009. Following the wedding, Billy Blanks permanently relocated to Japan to be with his wife and daughter.

Ramon Vincent (husband)

Gayle Godfrey with her husband, Ramon Vincent
Gayle Godfrey with her husband, Ramon Vincent

After separating from Billy Blanks in 2007, Gayle Godfrey found love again in Ramon Vincent. Ramon is a producer and writer working at Split Point Inc.

Gayle Godfrey is twenty years older than Ramon.

Ramon and Gayle were married on July 1, 2018. She changed her name to Gayle Gigi Vincent after her wedding. However, on her Instagram account, she goes by Gayle Blanks Vincent.

Gayle has shared many pictures of her second wedding to Ramon Vincent on her Instagram account.

Shellie was the maid of honor. Gayle and Ramon spent their honeymoon in Cabo following the wedding.

Shellie Blanks (daughter)

Gayle Blanks with her kids and grandsons
Gayle Blanks with her kids and grandsons

Gayle Godfrey is the proud mother of two children. Her elder daughter Shellie Blanks Cimarosti is from the first marriage; however, we do not know his name.

Shellie, like her father, is a martial artist. A lot of Billy’s Tae Bo videos feature her. Shellie is married and has two beautiful children.

Billy Blanks Jr. (son)

Gayle also has a son from her second marriage. She shares the name with her former husband, Billy Blanks.

Billy Blanks Jr. is a fitness instructor, dancer, and producer. He has created many best-selling fitness DVDs, such as Cardioke and Fat Burning Hip Hop Mix.

Furthermore, Gayle’s son has been a part of several music videos, such as those for Madonna, Quincy Jones, and Paula Abdul.

In an interview with Daily News, Billy Blanks Jr. revealed his strained relationship with his father.

Similarly, the media revealed that Billy Jr. and his wife, Sharon, almost faced homelessness in 2010. They lived in 777 Motor Inn, a budget motel, and faced significant financial struggles.

Similarly, Billy Jr. disclosed that he had tried to reach out to his father, Billy Blanks, through his production companies seeking financial help.

However, all of his efforts were unsuccessful. He even mentioned that while he has always had a deep respect and admiration for his father, he had not seen or met his father for the past three years.

Fortunately, in early 2017, he reported that the father-son duo had mended their relationship.

To heal their past differences and become closer, Billy Blanks and Billy Blanks Jr. began e-mailing.


Gayle Godfrey is a producer and businesswoman. She is also a real estate investor.  

Since July 2016, Gayle has served as co-owner and executive producer of Yor Kie Designs and Split Point, Inc. Moreover, she is also the Executive producer for MoveTube. Additionally, Gayle serves as the Treasurer Board Of Directors of Split Point, Inc. 

From February 1992 to July 2017, Gayle co-owned BG Star Productions, Inc./ Tae Bo Fitness. She co-created Tae Bo Fitness along with her ex-husband Billy Blanks.

Gayle has been managing their business and Tae Bo Fitness’ worldwide trademarks since 1992. 

She and her former husband, Billy Blanks, had their fitness and martial arts studio in the mid-70s, which Gayle managed. 

Likewise, in 1999, Gayle served as the secretary of The Billy Blanks Foundation, which mainly operated in the Greater Los Angeles and the Erie, Pennsylvania areas. 

Gayle worked at The Billy Blanks Foundation for eleven years, from 1999 to 2010. 

Gayle Godfrey has produced a few films and short films in her production career. These include the film Steak or Ramen from 2017 and Praise the Lord’s television show. 

Furthermore, Gayle also started selling designer face masks on Etsy in 2020. Her Etsy shop is named GetFascinated. 

Gayle Godfrey Net worth

Gayle Godfrey is estimated to have a net worth of about USD 600,000.

In addition, Gayle earned quite a hefty sum of money as part of her divorce settlement after her separation from her ex-husband, Billy Blanks.

Moreover, she has also made many real estate investments that have helped increase her net worth. As a result, Gayle Godfrey leads a pretty lavish and comfortable lifestyle.

On the other hand, Gayle’s ex-husband, Billy Blanks, has an even more impressive net worth than her. The American fitness guru has a jaw-dropping net worth of USD 20 million.

After its release, Blank’s body fitness system, Tae Bo, sold more than 1.5 million VHS tapes successfully. Overall, Tae Bo generated USD 80 million in sales and over USD 150 million in total revenue.

Social media

On Instagram, Gayle Godfrey is active under the username “@gayleblanksvincent.” 

Gayle’s Instagram gives fans a glimpse of her personal life. The businesswoman frequently features her husband, Ramon Vincent, on her account. 

Her profile includes pictures of her friends, family, and career milestones. 

Gayle Godfrey also has a Facebook account which has a much more relaxed feel than her other social media accounts. She mostly shares content related to her work and personal life on her Facebook account. 

Her Facebook bio describes Gayle as a “complicated, simple woman.”

Joined in December 2015, Gayle’s Twitter account contains 114 followers and 374 followings. Her Twitter bio is: “Executive Producer/Split Point, Inc., MoveTube Network, Inc., CEO Tae Bo Fitness, Billy Blanks Brand/BG Star Productions, Inc., CEO Yor Kie Designs, Inc.”

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