|Ali mеt hiѕ wife, cocktail waitress Sonji Roi, approximately оnе month |
bеfоrе thеу married оn August 14, 1964
The heavyweight boxing legend, whose fame transcended the sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died Friday, his family said.
The funeral of the three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer would be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
|Ali pictured with his 3rd wife Veronica Ali and daughter, Hana.|
It was earlier reported that Ali’s family had started making funeral arrangements after doctors warned that he was just hours from death.
Ali’s wives and children
Ali was married four times and had seven daughters and two sons. Ali met his first wife, cocktail waitress Sonji Roi, approximately one month before they married on August 14, 1964. Roi’s objections to certain Muslim customs in regard to dress for women contributed to the breakup of their marriage. They divorced on January 10, 1966.
|Ali poses with some of his seven daughters and two sons at his most recent |
birthday party in January 2016
In 1975, Ali began an affair with Veronica Porsche, an actress and model. By the summer of 1977, Ali’s second marriage was over and he had married Veronica. At the time of their marriage, they had a baby girl, Hana, and Veronica was pregnant with their second child. Their second daughter, Laila Ali, was born in December 1977. By 1986, Ali and Veronica were divorced.
On November 19, 1986, Ali married Yolanda (“Lonnie”) Williams. They had been friends since 1964 in Louisville. They have one son, Asaad Amin, whom they adopted when Amin was five months old.
Yolanda ‘Lonnie’ Williams
|Ali with his daughter’s Laila (left) and Hana (right) at his birthday party in January|
|Ali with wife Lonnie Wiliams in October|