Laila Ali Wants Child to Be an Athlete

by at . Comments

Laila Ali may have rose to (reality TV) fame thanks to Dancing with the Stars, but that doesn't mean she wants her impending child to be a dancer.

"I want him to be an athlete," Laila told OK!. "I did Dancing with the Stars, but my life doesn't revolve around it. I think that when I say athlete, I mean a serious athlete."

Ouch. That's quite the slam at professional dancers such as Mark Ballas, isn't it?

Laila Ali Pic

Perhaps Ali would prefer her offspring to end up on her current show, American Gladiators. Laila co-hosts the NBC revival of the 1990s series and can't dream up a more perfect gig for herself.

"It's a competitive show with a live audience that brings a lot of energy, and it's what I'm used to," she said. "It was perfect for me, and I'm having a really great time with [co-host] Hulk [Hogan]."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

Like Us On Facebook

Want more Reality TV?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

From Around the Web

    More From TV Fanatic


    Duck Dynasty Recap: A Brand of Brothers

    Duck Dynasty Season 6 Episode 5 was all about re-branding. Read on for our latest rundown.

    The Real Housewives of Orange County Review: Counselor Vicki, At Your Service

    Shannon brings drama home as a souvenir from Mexico on The Real Housewives of Orange County! Read all about it now!

    The Bachelorette Review: Home Is Where the Heart Is

    Andi Dorfman and the four remaining bachelors visit hometowns on The Bachelorette. Find out how it all goes down now!

    Reality TV Rundown: Who (Mud) Runs This Town?

    Ready for a rundown of the latest from the world of reality TV? Let's do this!