Billy Blanks and his Japanese wife

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    Billy Blanks, the American fitness video guru whose Bootcamp videos became a major hit in Japan last year, has married a Japanese woman:


    His new wife, Tomoko, is a 39-year-old interpreter he met in Los Angeles back in 2007. A romance soon developed, and in November of last year (just a few months after Billy divorced his previous wife), Tomoko gave birth to their daughter, Angelina. They legally married in January. According to the report, they plan to have a formal wedding ceremony in Osaka in June.

    Billy has long term plans to stay in Japan. He’ll be opening an exercise studio in the Shinsaibashi area of Osaka later in July. He’s also applying to receive permanent residency.

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