The rise of Stephen Curry over the past few years has led to a higher profile. Curry took the leap from a very good shooter to the reigning two-time MVP and a NBA Champion. Fans enjoy the smooth shooting touch from Curry and his overall success. Both entertainment fun and fantastic on-court results made him one of the top stars in sports. The Curry family is also seeing their celebrity grow outside of basketball. Stephen’s daughter Riley Curry became America’s sweetheart in 2015 when she appeared with him at press conferences in absolutely adorable fashion.
Ayesha Curry is the wife of Stephen and she has become a popular name as well. The stunning Ayesha appears at the majority of Golden State Warriors home games and many playoff road games as well. Ayesha’s social media following also sees her voice reach millions of users on various platforms. The success and popularity of Ayesha continues to reach new peaks with her own career and business ventures adding to her brand. Both members of the Curry couple are stars in their own worlds. We'll specifically take a look at Ayesha Curry here with fifteen facts you may not know about her life.
14 Claimed NBA Was Rigged
One of the stories that made Ayesha Curry a target was her complaints of the officiating during the 2016 NBA Finals. Stephen Curry fouled out in the final minutes of Game 6 that featured the Cleveland Cavaliers defeating the Golden State Warriors to extend the series to a Game 7. Ayesha posted on her Twitter account that the NBA was rigged for money and ratings regarding the Game 6 fouling out of her husband.
13 Named After Stevie Wonder Song
The name Ayesha Curry was given by her parents thanks to a song by legendary singer Stevie Wonder. Ayesha’s father worked in the music industry and was a huge fan of Wonder’s work. The Stevie song “Isn’t She Lovely” referenced the name Aisha in regards to Stevie’s daughter. It inspired the name Ayesha from her father to name her in tribute of the iconic musician.
12 Refused To Date Athletes Before Stephen Curry
Many women aspire to date an athlete given the perks that come with the relationship. Ayesha Curry is not someone that followed that train of thought. In fact, she had a personal rule to avoid dating any athletes during her younger years. The word “arrogant” was used by Ayesha to describe her prior assumption of every athlete. Stephen Curry continued to work at changing her mind and eventually did by changing her perception.
The relationship between Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry didn’t start with romance. They met during their childhood years at youth camp and formed a friendship. Stephen has discussed in interviews that both of their parents thought they looked cute together. Fate would have it that the two kids would go on to become one of the most famous couples in society.
11 She Is Canadian
A very little known fact about Ayesha Curry is that she wasn’t born in the United States. Ayesha was born in Toronto, Canada and lived there for the first few years of her life. Her family eventually made the big move to the United States residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ayesha met Stephen for the first time in North Carolina but her first home was Toronto.
10 Appeared In Music Video As A Teenager
The original dream of Ayesha Curry was to be a star in the entertainment industry. Ayesha’s first noteworthy break came in the form of a music video appearance at a young age. As a teenager, she appeared in Suga Prince’s music video for the song “Too Young for Love.” She played the main love interest in the video as a gig to help get her experience.
9 Spent Time As An Actress
The passion for acting was the major goal of Ayesha Curry’s young adult years. Ayesha moved to Los Angeles specifically to get more opportunities to progress her acting career. It never took off but she did get a few small roles on some noteworthy television shows. Disney Channel hits Hannah Montana and Good Luck Charlie both brought her on to play minor characters in single episodes.
8 Successful Online Personality
The new career path of Ayesha Curry focuses on her love for cooking. Ayesha started sharing her recipes and culinary secrets online leading to her becoming a popular online personality. The videos and blogs created huge success in both the blogging and YouTube platforms. One of the cooler things about her success is the beginning of her journey was basically to just share her tips with those online looking for help in the kitchen.
7 Limits Children's Time With Technology
The job of a parent in the current era of society is a bit difficult to figure out. Technology dominates everything we do and plays an important part in succeeding as an adult. However, the debate about children spending so much time on smartphones and computers makes it a difficult decision for parents. Ayesha Curry has revealed that she has placed a limit on the amount of technology her children takes part in.
6 Wanted Charity Donations Instead Of Wedding Gifts
The wedding of Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry took place back in 2011. Stephen only needed two years of NBA life get married and officially enter the next stage of his adult life at a young age. Ayesha and Stephen came to the decision that they did not want any wedding gifts. Stephen was still early in his NBA career but the couple didn’t want their friends or relatives spending money on gifts for them.
5 Created Meal Delivery Service
One of the biggest ideas of Ayesha Curry featured her launching an app catered towards her culinary passion. The Gather app was the concept of Ayesha to create a meal delivery service specifically in the Bay Area. Golden State Warriors fans clearly adore the Curry family for Stephen’s on-court success meaning they're more likely to give Ayesha’s app a chance.
4 Homemaker Controversy
Ayesha Curry unintentionally became a controversial talking point on social media despite not approving of it at all. The topic of sexism and misogyny saw certain males on Twitter use Ayesha in a meme regarding the ideal woman. Ayesha’s life revolving around raising her children and diving into her passion for cooking caused her to be the example that sect of men believe women should aspire to be.
3 Food Network Show
The peak of Ayesha Curry’s success as a cooking personality came when Food Network gave her a show. Ayesha’s Home Kitchen takes a look at her various recipes and tips for elaborately themed nights. The fact that she does the cooking and uses her own recipes is a nice change of pace from various celebrities that use cooking networks to just host with their name value.
2 Matching Tattoos With Stephen
Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry decided to take their love to the tattoo shop when they got matching ink. The tat' choices are not anything drastic like getting their names tattooed on each other. Ayesha and Stephen instead chose to get the same tattoos on their wrists of two small arrows meeting in the middle. It was their way to live in the moment and enjoy their lives rather than look at the past and future.
1 Talks Trash At Road Games
Ayesha Curry is typically one of the more polite personalities, but she has lost her cool on certain occasions. The aforementioned Game 6 loss by Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors to the Cavaliers in Cleveland last year showed her trash talking side. Cavaliers’ fans cheered in delight at Stephen getting ejected late in the game leading to the big win.
Along with Stephen’s mother and sister, Ayesha engaged in talking trash back at the fans heckling her husband. The Curry family talked trash while sarcastically cheering the ejection. This also happened to be the game Ayesha went on to claim was rigged. She clearly didn’t enjoy the officiating and lost her temper by engaging in trash talk with the Cleveland fans. Ayesha has not been shown to trash talk since then, but the history shows she's willing to get into it.
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