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Steph Curry's Parents, Dell & Sonya Curry, Filed For Divorce After 33 Years of Marriage

The Curry family has become basketball's first family ever since All-Star Stephen Curry turned into one of the best players in the NBA and the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history. After all, capturing four NBA championship titles and winning two consecutive NBA MVPs is some Michael Jordan-LeBron James-level insanity. But that's what happens when you appear in six NBA Finals over the last 10 years, during which you win NBA Finals MVP only once. Steph Curry's a superstar. Full stop.

Meanwhile, Seth Curry, the NBA star's brother, played college basketball at Duke and has made a nice professional career for himself as a knock-down shooter, currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets.

The Curry brothers' shooting prowess undoubtedly comes from their father Dell Curry, who played at Virginia Tech and went on to have a 15-year career with the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. Seth and his father share the same position as shooting guards, but Steph has taken on the role of point guard for the Warriors, and has helped lead them to glory alongside teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Dell and Sonya Curry were always there to support their sons, even wearing attire with dual logos when Steph's Golden State Warriors faced off against Seth's Portland Trail Blazers in the 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals.

The Curry parents were the rock of the family. However, after 33 years of marriage, Steph Curry's Parents' divorce fractured basketball's first family.

Who is Steph Curry's Mom Sonya Curry?

Sonya Curry, center, mother of Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, celebrates the Warriors 73rd win and single season record after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA game at Oracle Arena

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Dell and Sonya met when they were both student-athletes at Virginia Tech. Dell was a basketball player and Sonya excelled on the volleyball team. The two were married in 1988.

She's no stranger to internet fame. When Seth played at Duke, she went viral for a celebration after he hit a three-pointer against UNC. She's become a viral sensation for her dance moves at any of her son's games. She also became a trending topic again when news broke of her and Dell's impending divorce. Many social media users, well, "shot their shot."

In addition to Steph and Seth, the couple's daughter Sydel Curry was born in 1994. Like her mother, Sydel played college volleyball and is married to NBA player Damion Lee.

Stephen Curry's Parents Sonya Curry & Dell Curry File for Divorce

Dell Curry and Sonya Curry, parents of Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors , and Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers , attend game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena

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TMZ reported Sonya submitted the legal paperwork in North Carolina on June 14, and the divorce proceedings are still ongoing. The reason for the split is unclear.

NBA Champion Steph Curry's parents, Sonya and Dell, released a joint statement to PEOPLE:

"After exploring a trial separation over the past year and much thoughtful consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. As this comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus and desire is for our family's continued happiness," Sonya and Dell, 58, told People. "We are so thankful for all the many blessings and successes! We stay committed to and supportive of our children and grandchildren and will remain on connected paths. We ask that our privacy be respected and prayer for our family as we move forward."

Sonya and Dell have been present for their kids games from high school to college to games against the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks to the NBA playoffs. Although the matriarch and patriarch of the Curry family are divorcing, they will undoubtedly still attend their sons' games, even if they have new partners.

Not to mention they'll still be involved in the lives of the Warriors star and his wife, Ayesha Curry, as well as the lives of Seth and his wife, Callie Rivers, and Sydel and Damion's lives.

Seth, who used to play for his father-in-law Doc Rivers on the Philadelphia 76ers, can still expect to see his parents at his games. The same goes for Steph's home games in the Oakland area. Although, they may not wear coordinating outfits when the two square off in the future.

The trending news hit ESPN, FS1, and all the sports media outlets, including podcasts on Apple and Spotify. The break-up was a surprise, but the two seem to be happy with their decision.

This article was originally published on August 24, 2021, and have been updated since. 

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