Ali has been married several times and has nine kids in total, many of whom went on to become extraordinary people of their own.
Here are five fast facts about Muhammad Ali and his family.
#1:. He Proposed to His First Wife the Night They Met
Muhammad Ali met his first wife, a cocktail waitress named Sonji Roi, in June of 1964. She recalls that he asked her to marry him the night they met, and the ceremony took place just one month later, in August of 1964. Roi was 23 at the time, while Ali was 22.
Ali and Roi were together for about a year a half before divorcing in January of 1966. They separated due to Ali’s devotion to Islam. According to The Telegraph, Roi noted that Ali had coerced her into adopted Muslim customs, and she later said that Islam had “stolen” her husband’s mind.
Ali and Roi did not have any children together.