Born on Jan. 17, 1942, in Louisville, Ky., Muhammad rose to prominence after winning a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He married Sonji Roi in August 1964, after about one month of dating.
He later married three others — Khalilah Ali (born Belinda Boyd), Veronica Porché Ali, and Lonnie Ali. Muhammad had nine children from six women. So, what’s there to know about the family?
Muhammad’ and Sonji’s marriage was unsuccessful. Their divorce was finalized on Jan. 10, 1966, and they didn’t have kids together. Muhammad married Khalilah on Aug. 17, 1967. They stayed together for almost ten years, welcoming four children.
“It was easy to forgive him because he was the best part of my life,” Khalilah told WTVJ in 2019. “He was not only the best part of my life, but we were the Michelle and Obamas of the ’60s and ’70s. And we stood for beauty, we stood for family.”