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Steph Curry’s Wife Grew a Culinary Empire on Her Own
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The Golden State Warriors’ dynasty brought fresh NBA stars to the forefront. Leading this breakthrough was Steph Curry, the three-point shooting, magic-dribbling, mouthpiece-chewing point guard.

His sudden rise intrigued fans. They wanted to know more about the game’s brightest young superstar. We knew he was a phenom at Davidson; we knew his dad played in the NBA; we knew he could hit a three from the parking lot. Those are great and all, but like any NBA star and a lead in an action movie, who is his love interest?

Meet Ayesha Curry.

Stephen Curry’s Wife Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Alexander was born on March 23, 1989, in Markham, Ontario, Canada — a suburb 30 miles northeast of Toronto. She grew up an actress and played several guest roles in music videos, TV shows, and movies. Her first role was in the music video “Too Young for Love” by Suga Prince.

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At 14, Ayesha and her family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she met Steph in a church youth group. Ayesha moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school to pursue acting. She kept in touch with Steph, and the two officially started dating when the two-time NBA MVP visited LA for the 2008 ESPYS.

Ayesha moved back to Charlotte while Steph finished his career at Davidson. They were married on July 30, 2011. The couple shares three children together; daughters Riley (born 2012) and Ryan (born 2015), and son Canon (born 2018). Riley gained fame for her appearances in post-game press conferences.

Ayesha Curry Cooking Show and Other Ventures

Curry started her culinary career in 2014 by performing meal demonstrations on her YouTube channel, Little Lights of Mine. By 2016, she published her own cookbook entitled The Seasoned Lifedetailing recipes and life with her family. Her successful cooking stints earned her an exclusive cooking show on Food Network called Ayesha’s Homemade (later Ayesha’s Home Kitchen). The show ran two seasons, extending 13 episodes in total. She is the host and judge of ABC’s Family Food Fight, which ran for eight episodes in 2019.

In collaboration with chef Michael Mena, Curry opened International Smoke, a pop-up restaurant with locations in San Francisco and San Diego. In 2017, Curry was named a spokesperson for CoverGirl. She was a host for season three of The Great American Baking Show on ABC.

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The cookbook author is active on social media. On Instagram, she has 7.3 million followers combined with 946,400 on Twitter. Her company, Little Lights of Mine, donates 10% of all proceeds to the No Kid Hungry charity. She and Steph are strong supporters of social justice.

Along with Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, and Lebron James and Savannah James, the Currys are one of the NBA’s highest-profile couples. Steph built his empire on the court, Ayesha is heading one of her own.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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