Laila Ali Three Months Pregnant With Second Child

By Vicky Lin
Vicky Lin
Vicky Lin
September 29, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Laila Ali the former 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant and 'American Gladiator' host, is expecting her second child.  (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Laila Ali the former 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant and 'American Gladiator' host, is expecting her second child. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Laila Ali, the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant and "American Gladiator" host, is expecting her second child.

“I am pregnant again! I’m three months, and I’m so excited, my family is excited. I’m hoping it’s a girl this time,” Laila announced in a video message recorded for People magazine.

Laila says her father, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, is looking forward to another grandchild.

“He loves kids. He just loves to kiss ‘em to death.”

A former boxer herself, Ali says it’s a challenge to stay fit during pregnancy.

"I've noticed I'm putting on weight faster this time, I started showing sooner, staying fit is a challenge, even if you are a former world-class athlete such as myself, because you just don't have the energy that you used to have," she said. "Also, I have to hold myself back because I want to work harder than I'm able to."

Her child is due in April 2011.

Vicky Lin