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Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry defended his wife Ayesha late Thursday night after she drew criticism for her comments on some of the more difficult parts of being married to an NBA superstar.
During a Monday appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show, “Red Table Talk,” Ayesha Curry discussed interactions with rabid fans and groupies, among other insecurities.
“I have zero — this sounds weird — but, like, male attention. So then I begin to internalize it and I’m like, ‘Is something wrong with me?'” Curry said. “I don’t want it, but it would be nice to know that someone’s looking.”
Curry’s comments were not well-received by a number of fans, and the noise reached a level to where Stephen himself took to Instagram to defend his wife.
“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,” Stephen wrote to Ayesha on his Instagram story Thursday night. “Way more positive than negative with all of this. Keep being you. I love you.”
Earlier on Thursday, Ayehsa said that if the strong reaction to her comments “helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the [sic] alone,” then it “makes all of this hoopla worth it.”
“I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human,” she wrote in a Thursday Instagram post. “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!
Curry also encouraged people to watch the episode in its entirety to get full context.
You can watch her full interview here.
SFGATE writers Dianne de Guzman and Katie Dowd contributed to this report.
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