June 25, 2020
In commemoration of Father’s day, retired boxer, Laila Ali celebrates the “two men who have helped shape” her.
The mother of two took to her Instagram to share a heartwarming message to her late father, Muhammad Ali, and her husband, Curtis Conway.
Her post, which featured a unique selection of photos of the two men, was captioned with a sweet note suggesting that the men she chose to appreciate have offered her “unconditional love and support.”
Laila has been married to her beau [Curtis Conway] since 2007, and in her tribute to him on their 11th anniversary, she thanked him for being very supportive.
The first two, dedicated to her father, highlighted her as a baby in her father’s hands, and the other was from one of her matches that Mohammed Ali attended. The others were of Conway with the two children they have together.
According to People Magazine, the mother of two has had quite an active career, transitioning from following in her father’s footsteps as a world champion boxer and being a “Dancing with the Stars” finalist to hosting television shows and starting her own business.
The outlet also shares that, apart from sharing a career interest with her father, she thinks of him as a “shining light.” It’s why she decorated her nine-year-old daughter, Sydney’s room, with a baby photo of herself with her legendary boxer father.
In 2019, three years after her father’s death, the 48-year-old mom shared with NBC News the lessons she learned from her father on raising socially conscious kids.
She admitted that those nuggets have helped her be a great mom to her 11-year-old son, Curtis Junior, and his little sister, Sydney.
Essence reports that Laila has been married to her beau since 2007, and in her tribute to him on their 11th anniversary, she thanked him for being very supportive. In the post she uploaded to her Instagram, she wrote,
“He’s always looking out for my best interest & pushes me to be the best version of myself...and I wouldn’t ask for anything more!”
In 2014, the couple got fans talking when Curtis opened up to The Post Game on his wife’s habit of micromanaging him in the kitchen. The duo joked about Laila being a better cook and not allowing her husband to make any meals without her input.