Veronica Porsche Ali was born as Veronica Porché on December 16, 1955. She is a former American actress and the ex-wife of legendary champion boxer Muhammad Ali. Veronica was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana to parents Ethel and Horace Porché of Louisiana Creole descent. She went to Holy Rosary Catholic boarding school in Lafayette, Louisiana then moved with her parents to Echo Park, Los Angeles, California. Veronica enrolled at Belmont High School in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Veronica Porsche Ali, Lila Ali's Mom, and Muhammad Ali's Ex-Wife got married again to jazz artist Carl Anderson and remained married till the time of his death.
Quick facts of Veronica Porsche Ali
Name at birth: Veronica Porché
Birth date: December 16, 1955
Age: 56 years
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Parents: Ethel and Horace Porché
Occupation: Former American actress, model
Education: Belmont High School and University of Southern California
Ex-wife of: Muhammad Ali
Children: Laila Ali and author Hana Yasmeen Ali
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Veronica Porsche Ali was a model and an actress
During her youthful age, Veronica Porsche worked as a model and actress. She made appearances on movies like Freedom Road which starred Ali and Kris Kristofferson and took a role of a tour guide, Ranger Emily, in the 1986 film Terror on Alcatraz. Veronica was also a co-host of "Good Morning, New York" segment. She also appeared as herself in a made-for-TV documentary, Intimate Portrait: Laila Ali in 2001.
Veronica had an affair with Muhammad Ali
When Veronica was 18 years old, she got involved with Muhammad Ali in 1975 while in Kinshasa, Zaire yet Muhammad was a married man to his second wife Belinda Boyd. However, his second marriage ended in 1977 and that’s when Veronica and Muhammad got married at the Presidential Compound in N'Sele according to the Islamic tradition. Veronica became the third wife of American boxer Muhammad Ali. She gave birth to their first child a baby girl named Hana Yasmeen Ali. They are also the parents of retired undefeated professional boxer, Laila Ali. As fate would have it, their marriage ended in 1986 when their youngest daughter Laila was around 8 years old. Veronica Porsche Ali, Lila Ali's Mom, and Muhammad Ali's Ex-Wife raised their two daughters in Los Angeles, California.
Veronica is a proud mother of a renowned female boxing champion
Veronica Porsche Ali, Lila Ali's Mom, and Muhammad Ali's Ex-Wife is a proud mother of undefeated woman boxing champion Lila Ali who is also a renowned television personality. Lila has had an impressive boxing career as a woman; she definitely followed in her father’s footsteps.
Veronica got married for the second time to jazz artist and actor Carl Anderson
After getting divorced from Muhammad Ali, Veronica Porsche Ali, Lila Ali's Mom and Muhammad Ali's Ex-Wife found love again with jazz artist and actor Carl Anderson. The two got married in 1992 and were still married until Carl Anderson died in 2004 due to leukemia.
Before meeting Ali, Veronica spelled her last name as Porche
Veronica’s last name has been sometimes misquoted especially in regards to spelling. Prior to meeting Muhammad Ali, Veronica used to spell her last name as Porche but as she grew famous she often told reporters that her name was spelled "like the sports car". This made many people spell her name as Porsche just like the sports car.