- She is the ex-wife of famous American actor Billy Blanks whom she was married to for over 3 decades
- A film producer, she was born and brought up in the United States
- The mother of two is currently married to Ramon and co-owns Spilt Point inc.
Gayle Godfrey is a US-born film producer and former co-founder of Tae Bo Fitness. She is also famed as the ex-wife of American fitness personality, martial artist, and actor, Billy Blanks. The pair were known to be a power couple before their divorce surfaced in 2007.
Though Gayle embraced privacy for a while, she soon came to the limelight following her career as a producer and marriage to Ramon Vincent. Here’s all we know about her early life, career, and whereabouts.
Brief Biography of Billy Blanks’ Ex-Wife
Gayle Godfrey was born in the United States on May 13, 1960. She was raised alongside her two siblings; Nadene Godfrey and Tori Johnson in Calabasas.
There is limited information about her early life, parents, and education. What we know is that she is of mixed ethnicity and practices Christianity.
Gayle Godfrey Was Married to Billy Blanks for Over 3 Decades
As hinted earlier, Gayle was previously married to Billy. Their love story dates back to the 70s when, the pair first met at a karate class thanks to their separate passion for martial arts. Eventually, they went from just classmates to becoming friends and then lovers. They got married on June 28, 1974.
Gayle and Billy enjoyed over 32 years of marital bliss together and became one of the most admired power couples in their region. They were also proud parents of two; Billy Blanks Jr. and Shellie Blanks Cimarosti. The former is her biological son while the latter is their adopted daughter.
Unfortunately, troubles began to brew in their marriage leading up to a divorce in 2007 precisely on September 25 at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Gayle’s ex-husband Billy Blanks is a martial artist, actor, and founder of the Tae Bo exercise program. He previously served as the bodyguard of Catherine Bach and has made notable appearances in action movies like King of the Kickboxers (1990), Bloodfist (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), and Kiss the Girl (1997).
What is Gayle Godfrey up to?
The questions about Gayle Godfrey’s whereabouts came to be when she parted ways with her ex-husband Billy Blanks. This is because she maintained a low-profile life during that period and was seemingly inactive in her career pursuits.
Prior to their divorce, Gayle was the secretary of the Billy Blanks Foundation and was active from 1999 until 2010. Asides from that, she was the co-owner of BG Star Production also known as the Tae Bo Fitness from February 1992 to July 2017. We also gathered was the producer of the TV series Praise the Lord (1973) and previous manager of her ex-husband’s fitness and martial arts studios in 1975.
Gayle laid low for a while until 2016 when she surfaced as the co-owner of Yorkie Designs and Split Point, Inc. thanks to her marriage to Ramon Vincent. Moving on, she became the producer of the short film Steak or Ramen (2017) which was directed by her son Billy Blanks Jr.
Her Second Marriage Placed Her in the Limelight
As hinted, Gayle fell in love with Ramon Vincent, and they got married on July 1, 2018. Though he is not as famous as her ex-husband, Billy Blanks, he has a successful career.
Gayle’s second husband Ramon is a professional photographer, cinematographer, and editor. He previously worked freelancing for the FFTV1 before founding Our Future First establishment in January 2015. He is also the co-owner and CEO of Split Point, Inc where his wife is currently working.
The pair have been together for over four years and nothing seems to change that. They have also allowed a peep into their family life with loved-up pictures on social media.
Similarly, her ex-husband Billy Blanks has also moved on with another woman. He got married in 2008 to Tomoko Satio; a Japanese interpreter and the pair are blessed with a daughter named Angelika.
How Much is Gayle Godfrey Worth?
Gayle Godfrey’s net worth has not been calculated even though she has juggled several jobs including being a creator at Tae Bo Fitness and secretary for the Billy Blanks Foundation for a period of 11 years. As stated, she is co-owner of Split Point Inc which she manages with her husband Ramon. Impressively, she is also into real estate Investment.
On the other hand, her ex-husband is worth an estimated value of $20 million which can be linked to his career as a martial artist and actor.
Since Gayle Godfrey parted ways with her ex-husband, she has been focused on building her family with Ramon Vincent and her career in the entertainment industry as a producer.