By :Aria Ellise
AYESHA CURRY: “MARRIAGE IS A GIFT”
It’s pretty easy to see that Ayesha Curry is not your typical basketball wife you may see on reality TV spewing out curse words or fighting. She’s too busy for that and that’s not how she was raised. It’s in her religious and creative upbringing that helped mold her into wife and mother she is today.
Not only is she married to basketball superstar Stephen “Steph” Curry, point guard for the 2015 NBA Champions’ the Golden State Warriors, mom to Riley and Ryan Curry, has a popular lifestyle and food blog, Little Lights of Mine, Ayesha is way more than just a basketball wife.
But before all of this, Ayesha didn’t know anything about basketball when she finally went to her first game at the age of 19. Alexander had started dating the star player after meeting him nearly five years earlier at a church youth group.
Ayesha married the NBA superstar in 2011 and since then, the pair has welcomed two beautiful daughters, Riley and Ryan.
“Marriage has given me a little family of my own. We hold each other accountable, love each other and always are there for each other,” she says. “I feel more balanced now because I know what it’s like to care for others. Marriage has given me the gift of compassion.”
Steph may be a busy man, and his wife is too, but she makes it clear that family comes first, no matter where they are in the world.
“I am blessed with a wife that’s willing to travel with me,” Steph told ABC News. “I don’t know what I’d do if she wasn’t able to be there with me to go to different events. I mean, I have a two-month-old daughter and she’s been on 10 flights already … It’s a lot to manage, and we are still learning as young parents.”
“We travel as a pack, our little wolf pack,” she said, adding that when she’s filming her food demonstrations or writing her blog, there’s most likely, “a baby hanging off me or Riley is sitting at my feet playing.”
Plus, “Steph is the most hands-on father. He manages his life and his day with so much humility, I’m just lucky to have him as my husband.”
While her husband is putting in work in the gym and on the court, Ayesha has basically created a brand for herself in the kitchen.
“After having my daughter, I kind of made a career change, and so I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do where I could be home with her and still have something for myself,” says Ayesha. “My main reason for doing all of this, is that I felt like at the time being a mom and being a wife wasn’t considered cool, and maybe it was a little bit looked down upon.”
Ayesha’s latest venture includes a collaboration with TJ Maxx, but in typical Curry fashion, it’s not just about…
…promoting the brand, but more importantly promoting women.
“We are trying to shed light on the fact that all women and all mothers are remarkable,” she said. “We did a study and it came back that only 19 percent of women saw themselves in this light. The rest think they are just average.”
“Before becoming a mom for the second time this summer, I also considered myself average,” she continued. “That is something we all need to change.”
Young Riley does not have a clue of the star she has become when her father decided to bring her to a post-game press conference back in May during the NBA Finals.
“And that’s exactly how we’d like to keep it,” Ayesha explained. “She already has so much personality, if she caught wind of this, who knows what would happen.”