Genise Shelton is a mother of six and married to the love of her life, Dr. Courtney Shelton. She’s best known as the newest addition to the season 4 cast of BRAVO’s “Married to Medicine”and rapidly becoming a sought-after media and fitness personality.
As a voice for social change and awareness, Genise is very passionate about platforms that affect the very foundation of our community - homelessness, sex trafficking of minors, and domestic abuse of children. Genise has witnessed, first-hand, the impact that both can have on an individual; her grandmother was a foster parent for abused and neglected children for over twenty years and sadly, a dear friend was abused and later murdered by her husband.
In 2017, she launched Our Children’s Keeper Foundation, created to help end modern day slavery of child sex trafficking and recover abducted and missing children in Atlanta and surrounding areas. OCK works to prevent the sexual exploitation of youth and helps current victims find confidence, strength and stability beyond the limitations of their current lifestyle.
Adding author to her growing list of titles, her debut book, Married to Fitness, chronicles her fitness journey inspired by her mother’s harrowing experience being the ‘strong black woman’ holding down her family and taking care of her grandmother to experiencing a nervous breakdown after learning of her husband’s infidelity that led to a major stroke brought on by undiagnosed hypertension. Her mom was only 48 years old when she had the stroke and Genise’s brother was 12 years old when diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes. She is on a mission to educate, encourage and empower people of color to make their health and wellness a priority.
As a business owner, producer, tv host, actress and model, she has educated, entertained, and uplifted countless viewers for the past two decades. Her accomplishments as a reputable business leader and philanthropist have established her as a respected and admired figure in the community. In addition to her notoriety in the national media industry, she is the owner of Flawless Bikini and Apparel Collection, Infiniti International Hair Boutique and Genesis Realty Group, LLC