Update: Laila Ali and Curtis Conway expecting a little boy

04/24/2008 at 09:12 PM ET

Lailaali240_2 Update: Laila and Curtis are expecting a baby boy, Curtis shared with US Weekly. Showing them an ultrasound, he revealed that Laila is due the first week of September.

Originally posted March 26th: Champion boxer Laila Ali has announced to Essence that she and her husband, former football player Curtis Conway, 37, are expecting their first child together. The baby will join Curtis’ three children from his previous marriage — 13-year-old twin sons Cameron and Kelton and 9-year-old daughter Leilani — and will be a grandchild for Muhammad Ali.

On the pregnancy, the 30-year-old American Gladiator host and DWtS Season 4 third place finisher shares,

I don’t know yet if we are having a boy or a girl, but I’m excited that I have a life inside me that my husband and I created.

Curtis is very calm and has a quiet confidence, and he wanted what I wanted — to be married and have a family. I am 100 percent undeniably happy. I’ve never been able to say that before.

Source: Essence; People

Thanks to CBB readers Karin, Beverley, Mary and Vanessa.

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tink1217 on

CONGRATS!!!!! I liked her on DWTS although she wasn’t my fave to win. I really enjoyed watching her! Awww…making Muhammed a grandpa!!! Are there any other grandchildren in the Ali family yet??? I loved watching him watch her dance on DWTS!

Robin on

I absolutely love Laila! I am soo happy for them. She will definately be a good mom.
Congrats to the Ali/Conway Family!

M&M on

Aww I am happy for them! They make a cute couple!

SweetDiva on

That’s wonderful news for her and husband!

lady T on

I am so happy for her…He seems very attentive. God bless them…

brooke on

She is so beautiful, I loved her on DWTS. Hope the baby inherits her looks. Tink I’m sure there are other grandchildren in the Ali family, Muhammed has like 7-8 kids.

Steph on

Yay, I’m so happy for her! She’s such a beauty. I watched her on DWtS and American Gladiators and she’s just so awesome! Good for them.

Lisa C. on

When I read this I gasped. I’m so excited for her. I also watched her on DWTS and I saw about her wedding. Wow, congrats to them!!!

fay on

i’m so happy for her… i think she’s the perfect embodiment on how to be an athletic lady (my opinion) i’m so happy for her… i think i remember her saying (because he already has a few) that she didn’t care if it happened or not… i’m very very happy for her…

no doubt that baby’s gonna be a looker… she’s gorgeous, her mama’s gorgeous, her daddy was definitely the “prettiest” heavy-weight champion in the world… and i remember their wedding pics, curtis wasn’t too shabby himself… (smile)

FC on

It sure didn’t take long, since she’d talked of hanging up her gloves to be a wife, spend time with her family. And, wow, she got married almost a year ago and now they’re expecting. I was hoping she’d have a baby somewhere down the road.

I’m excited for them and their family. Looking forward to following Laila’s pregnancy! 🙂

Andi on

when is she due?

Eliza on

Is this the second time she’s been married? Cause I swear I saw something about her getting married to someone else a few years ago?!

Sarah’s note: Yes.

Judyb on

Aww Congrats to Laila and Curtis. I really enjoyed seeing Laila on DWS.

I am glad that Muhammed Ali will be a grandpa again and I hope he is able to spend time with his grandchildren. It is heartbreaking to see the man who used to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” so ill.

brooke on

How cute a little boy

CelebBabyLover on

Ordinarily I trust US Weekly, as they are generally very reliable. However, when Angelina and Katie were pregnant with Shiloh and Suri, they reported that they were both having boys. Obviously, that turned out to be false. Therefore, I’m not sure whether or not I should believe this report.

tink1217 on

awww, congrats if this one is true!!

Scott on

Wow, I am watching the Bears Vs Colts and was just thinking of how much I missed seeing Curtis Conway (#80). Now I see this and that’s just amazing, good for him and his wife, I’m sure they’ll have a beautiful and healthy baby. Obviously a little late,but nonetheless.