Shellie Blanks Cimarosti: Who is Billy Blanks’ Adopted Daughter?

Shellie Blanks Cimarosti

Shellie Blanks Cimarosti is a martial artist and also the adopted daughter of Billy Blanks and his ex-wife Gayle Godfrey. Shellie’s father Blanks is an American fitness personality, martial artist, actor, and the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program. He was a nationally-ranked competitor in semi-contact and point karate during the 1980s, winning a Bronze medal at the 1981 World Games, before creating the Tae Bo exercise program. As an actor, he is known for The Last Boy Scout, Lionheart, and Kiss the Girls.

Shellie Blanks Cimarosti: Bio Summary

Full NameShellie Blanks Cimarosti
famous asMartial artist and daughter of Billy Banks
Date of BirthJune 28, 1974
Age50 years old as of 2024
Place of Birth United States of American
Zodiac signCancer
ParentsFather- Billy Blanks
Mother- Gayle Godfrey
Siblings Billy Blanks Jr., Erika Peterson, Marriett Peterson

Who is Billy Blanks’ Adopted Daughter?

In 1974, Billy Blanks, Shellie’s adopted father married Gayle H. Godfrey, her mother, whom he met in karate class. Shortly after the marriage, the actor adopted Shellie, who was born on June 28, 1974. As of 2024, she is 50 years old. She was brought up in the projects of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Shellie Blanks Cimarosti is a Martial artist

Shellie Blanks Cimarosti began training at the young age of 2 years old and by 14, she won the Jiu Jitsu World Championships and a gold medal at the Junior Olympics for Full Contact Sparring. She is prominently featured in many Tae Bo videos. Shellie has also produced her own videos called Tae Bo Postnatal Power, as well as hosted her father’s new infomercial Tae Bo T3 (Total Transformation Training).

She also has her own fitness brand, Shellshock fitness which offers a range of classes suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced, from everyday athletes to professional athletes according to her website. Their site also revealed she brings a new style of HIIT with kickboxing, strength training, standing bags, and suspension training to provide complete fitness and real results.

Billy Blanks’s daughter has trained the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Robert Downey, Jr., Brooke Shields, Magic Johnson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Goldie Hawn, Jenny McCarthy, Bette Midler, Paula Abdul, Carmen Electra, Slash of Guns n’ Roses and Sinbad per her website.

Shellie Blanks Cimarosti has modeled for several fitness magazines. She starred in commercial campaigns and appeared on many TV spots such as “Oprah,” “Montell Williams” and “The Parkers.”

Shellie Blanks Cimarosti is also an actress and Stunts. Per her IMDB, she is known for her work on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) and Double Dragon (1994). In the TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers she played the character Putty Patroller appearing in 28 episodes. Shellie is married to Mark Cimarosti. They have two children.

Shellie’s parents, Blanks and Godfrey divorced in 2008 after 33 years of marriage. Godfrey filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

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In November 2008, Billy Blanks became a father once again of a new daughter, named Angelika with his new partner Tomoko Sato, whom he met in 2007 when she worked as his Japanese interpreter. Billy and Sato’s marriage was formally registered in January 2009 and their wedding ceremony was held on June 20, 2009. He relocated to Japan in 2009.

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Shellie Blanks Cimarosti’s mother after the divorce married for the second time to Ramon Vincent. The couple tied the knot on July 1, 2018. Since her wedding with Ramon, she goes by Gayle Gigi Vincent, primarily on her Facebook. Well, it has been over 2 years since they walked down the aisle and they still share a great relationship.

Shellie’s father, Blanks is a Christian and released a special line of Tae Bo workouts called the “Believer’s” series that includes motivational prayers and other Christian components. He has appeared on the Christian television network TBN. Much is not known if Shellie is also a Christina just like her father. She currently resides in Franklin Tennessee.

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