Steph Curry Is Riding For His Wife Ayesha Following The Internet Hoopla Over Her 'Red Table Talk' Interview
The internet has spent most of the week debating Curry's comments on "Red Table Talk."
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Curry, a successful TV host and cookbook author, had a lengthy discussion with hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris on the Facebook Live series on Monday where she described her struggles as the wife of basketball star Steph Curry.
The internet has focused on one part of the interview where she describes feeling insecure about the amount of attention her husband, Steph Curry, gets from other women in comparison to the attention men give her.
“Something that really bothers me and has honestly, given me a little bit of an insecurity is like ‘Yeah, there are all these women throwing themselves [at Steph] but me, the past ten years, I don’t have any of that. It sounds weird but I have zero male attention," she said on Monday.
"Then I internalize it and I’m like is there something wrong with me? I don’t want it. But it would be nice to know that someone’s looking.”
Social media has been torn over her comments, with some criticizing her in light of statements she made years ago about promiscuity and how women dress. Others have defended her right to evolve from those statements, saying her feelings of wanting attention are incredibly natural and common.
I know why Ayesha Curry makes some women uncomfortable. She represents everything they were told they should be, from her look to her her marital status and role we assume she plays at home. However, there is no excuse for holding her accountable for what society did to you.— Jamilah is 34 (@JamilahLemieux) May 7, 2019
y’all mad at ayesha curry for saying she feels uncomfortable w/ groupies being around her husband, but y’all will side-eye other women for even looking at your dusty ass boyfriends. is it oochie wally or one mic?— dababy fan account (@somalijawn) May 7, 2019
You people should leave Ayesha pls. Let her express herself and however she’s feeling— mœ (@moffaliciouss) May 7, 2019
I can’t believe you guys are still talking about Ayesha. Leave the girl alone— adababyy (@itsadannia) May 7, 2019
Not gonna lie , I feel Ayesha . Having strangers compliment you make you feel good every now and then. I’m in a secure relationship but others acknowledging me being pretty or smart makes me feel good 🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/GOMbUbmYPk— Brenisha 👑 (@brenishalynne_) May 7, 2019
I agree with Ayesha’s comment. I don’t look for the attention of other men but it is nice knowing like “damn, I still got it” regardless of if I have a man or not.— Brianna Marie ✨ (@Bre____ForLife) May 7, 2019
A holy woman like Ayesha want attentions from the dogs?— ANOTHER™️EDDIE🗞#TMC (@LooxeyTunes) May 7, 2019
Steph released his own statement on Instagram defending her, writing, "proud of you for being authentic and putting yourself out there-not being afraid of the potential bull s#*# and nonsense that could and did come at you. Way more positive than negative with all of this. Keep being you. I love you.”
Ayesha posted her own response to the backlash on Instagram, telling her followers that she has "never been one to cage [her] feelings and emotions to any capacity."
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This is me throwing a pair of spanx in a Marie Kondo-Esque bin. “Does it spark joy?” I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out. Seeing as how it’s mental health awareness month I really want to take the time to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it’s YOUR truth. And that’s okay! If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it. If you get a chance to watch the actual RTT and not the headlines and rumors please do! There is so much more depth to the talk and our family is grateful to @jadapinkettsmith for giving us the opportunity to bond together. As women let’s continue to uplift, empower and not suppress and compress our feelings and thoughts, as fleeting as some of them may be 😏. Love to you all! Go FIND YOUR JOY and SPEAK YOUR TRUTH unapologetically. 🙏🏽(that’s all-Miranda voice)
"I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out. Seeing as how it’s mental health awareness month I really want to take the time to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it’s YOUR truth," she wrote in part.
"And that’s okay! If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it," Ayesha continued.
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