Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Mohammed Ali's Many Wives

Muhammad Ali's First Wife, Sonji Roi

Muhammad Ali and Saonji Roi met in June 1964 and it was a whirlwind romance by any definition: he proposed to her the night they met, when she was 23 and he was 22. Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay and he had not yet changed his name when they were married.
This photo, from June 1965, shows Sonji Roi after their separation. According to The Telegraph, they separated because of his devotion to Islam. She felt like the religion had stolen him from her.


Belinda Boyd, Muhammad's Second Wife

Muhammad Ali and his second wife, Belinda Boyd, had four children while they were married. Muhammad was eight years older than Belinda. While they were married in 1974, Muhammad had an affair with Veronica Porsche, whom he later married.

Belinda Boyd eventually converted to Islam and changed her name to Khalilah Camacho-Ali. She and Ali had four children: Maryum, Jamillah, Rasheda, and Muhammad Ali Jr.

 

Muhammad Ali's Third Wife, Veronica Porsche

Muhammad Ali and Veronica Porsche began an affair while he was still married to his second wife. They had two children together, Hana and Laila. In this photo, Veronica Porsche Ali and Hana Ali attend the after party for the Los Angeles premiere of Focus World's "I Am Ali" at The Sayers Club on October 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

This photo, from 1978, shows Muhammad Ali and his wife Veronica Porsche at Heathrow Airport. According to USA Today, they were married in a secret ceremony and only the two of them and the officiant and Ali's masseur knew about it.

Boxer Muhammad Ali (right) and his then-girlfriend, model Veronica Porsche, pictured arriving at London Airport, March 9, 1976. They were married one year later and were married for nine years. Veronica later told USA Today that they divorced because of his infidelities.

 
   

Muhammad Ali's Fourth Wife, Lonnie Ali

Yolanda Williams and Muhammad Ali had been friends for many, many years. They went all the way back to1964. Their marriage stood the test of time and they were together for 30 years when Ali passed on.