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The next time you’re thinking about approaching a celebrity in public, keep this horrifying anecdote in mind.
Ayesha Curry recounted some of the more upsetting fan interactions she’s experienced with her husband, Warriors star Stephen, over the years on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook talk show “Red Table Talk.” The most upsetting was a parking lot interaction the Currys had when oldest daughter Riley, now six, was an infant.
Ayesha was breastfeeding Riley in the car when she says a group of Warriors fans approached the vehicle.
“This group of people come over and they’re trying to ask Stephen for pictures and autographs,” she said. “The woman opens the car door, sticks her body in the car and she is like, ‘Oh, let me see.'”
When Curry asked for privacy for herself and her baby daughter, she says the woman replied, “Oh, honey, you know what you signed up for.”
Curry, who says she takes medication to help handle her anxiety, admitted the encounter stayed with her “for a long time.”
“I think I do deserve some kind of personal space,” she said.
Curry also opened up about the difficulty of dealing with the inevitable problem of married athlete life: groupies.
“Stephen is very nice by nature. And he’s very talkative … Obviously you know the devil is a liar the ladies will always be lurking, hoping for their moment and waiting. You need to be aware of that,” she said. “I honestly hate it… We had the conversation about it and he tries really, really hard if we’re going somewhere, he’s introduced me. I don’t like to have to introduce myself.”
“It’s never him. It’s always the other person,” she added. “And he doesn’t necessarily know how to deal with that, because he’s a generally nice human being and he can’t see it coming. I see it from a mile away.”
You can watch the entire interview, which also includes Stephen’s mother Sonya and sister Sydel — it’s as open and revealing as the Curry family has ever been — on Facebook.
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