Getting back into the groove of school is a challenge that celeb moms like Laila Ali face with confidence. The star athlete shares her secrets to juggling a successful career with responsibilities as a mom in the upcoming issue of USA Today. Laila expressed much excitement in having her kids with her at the magazine’s photo shoot on Tuesday.


“So happy to share this @USAToday @USATodayMags #BackToSchool cover with my babies on stands today,” exclaimed Laila with Instagram fans. “Thanks to #USTA,” wrote the star.

Ali was one of several professional athletes to be honored at Variety’s Sports Entertainment Breakfast earlier this week. “When I first started boxing, people thought I was too pretty to box, so I had to work really hard to be taken seriously,” said Laila upon receiving the Sports Personality of the Year award. “Then when I decided to retire, I was looking for my Cover Girl contract, but was told I was too intimidating, so my team had to strategize how to soften up. It’s been a long road to get to where I am.”

Antonio Brown was also the recipient of the Personality of the Year award at the entertainment breakfast. Laila Ali and husband Curtis Conway have a son named Curtis Jr., and daughter named Sydney.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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