'Dancing' star Laila Ali engaged to former NFL player Curtis Conway
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/30/2007
Despite competing on Dancing with the Stars' fourth season and having an undefeated record as a professional boxer, Laila Ali is showing she's more of a lover than a fighter.
The 29-year-old daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali is engaged to former NFL wide receiver Curtis Conway, People magazine reported in its April 2 issue. The couple will marry this July in Los Angeles following Ali's stint as a contestant on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
"I told [Conway], 'You know everyone's going to expect us to cut a rug for our first dance.' So he's going to have to take a couple of lessons," Ali toldEntertainment Tonight in mid-March according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
Based on her initial Dancing with the Starsperformances, that shouldn't be a problem. Ali and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy have thus far received the highest scores from the show's judges -- which should only add more pressure for the 36-year-old Conway to translate his moves on the gridiron to the dance floor.