Laila Ali reveals son's name, says he's "kicking like crazy"

05/21/2008 at 12:20 PM ET


Dancing With the Stars alum Laila Ali was on hand last night for the show’s finale and revealed that the baby boy she is expecting with husband, former football player Curtis Conway, may follow in his mother’s footsteps as he was "was kicking me like crazy" during the show.  The 30-year-old former boxer also shared her son’s name.

We’re going to name him Curtis Muhammad. This boy is going to be an athlete, definitely. I’m so blessed to be having such a smooth pregnancy. No cravings, no sickness. I don’t feel pregnant other than I’m getting bigger.

The American Gladiators’ co-host plans on returning to work after son Curtis is born the first week of September.

Curtis has been helping me out a lot when I’ve been working. He’s retired so he’s picked up a lot of the slack at home. He’s going to be excellent when the baby comes. I’ll go to the show and he can watch the baby in the trailer while I work. I can check in with them in between shooting. It will be good.

Source: People; Photo by Bennett Raglin for Wireimage.

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Sarah on

For sure her son will be athlete with all that kicking (and the genes of course)!! My son was the same at this gestational age and oh boy, was he an active one! I thought he was playing soccer in my womb! on

Want the most up-to-date info on Laila’s pregnancy? Check out Laila’s OFFICIAL Baby Blog on her site,! In her first entry she talks about cravings, her excitement and staying fit while pregnant!

Stephany on

I love Laila Ali! She is so great on American Gladiators. It’s a definite that this little boy will be an athlete!