Who is Stephen Curry?
Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of his time and as the greatest shooter in NBA history.
Stephen Curry’s full name is Wardell Stephen Curry II. He was born on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio, United States. He is 34 years old as of February 2023.
Stephen Curry’s parents
Stephen Curry is the son of Wardell and Sonya Curry. Stephen was born in Summa Akron Hospital, Ohio, United States but grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina where his father spent most of his NBA career with Charlotte Hornets, the American professional basketball team.
Stephen Curry’s parents are both Americans. His father is of African descent while his mother has a mix of Caucasian, African-American, Creole and Italian backgrounds. Curry’s parents got married in 1988 after meeting in college. They were together for over 30 years before announcing their divorce in August 2021.
About Stephen Curry’s father – Wardell Curry
Stephen Curry’s father, Wardell Curry is a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA. He was born on June 25, 1964. He is 58 years old as of February 2023. Wardell played in the NBA from 1986 until 2002. He was named the player of the year in the metro conference in his senior season in 1986.
Wardell Curry also played baseball for Virginia Tech and was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round of the 1985 MLB draft but stopped to continue playing basketball. He got married to Sonya Curry (Stephen Curry’s mother) in 1988 and they were together for over 33 years before announcing their divorce in 2021. They share three children. According to reports, Wardell Curry is currently in a relationship with a woman identified as Nicki Smith.
About Stephen Curry’s mother – Sonya Curry
Stephen Curry’s mother, Sonya Curry is an American educator. She was born on May 30, 1966, in Redford, Virginia, United States. She is 56 years old as of February 2023. According to reports, Sonya Curry played volleyball, track and field and basketball while in high school. She also attended Virginia Tech where she was a student-athlete.
Sonya Curry is the President of the Christian Montessori School of Lakes Norman located in Huntersville, North Carolina which she founded in 1995. Sonya got married to Wardell Curry (Stephen Curry’s father) in 1988. They were together for over 33 years before announcing their divorce in August 2021. Stephen Curry once credited his mother for helping him develop the strength of his voice on social and racial issues.
About Stephen Curry’s parents’ divorce
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, the longtime couple announced their divorce in a joint statement in August 2021.
The statement reads;
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.
Additional reports state that Wardell accused Sonya of cheating on him with former NFL player Steven Johnson and claimed she was living with Johnson at his home in Tennessee. Wardell also claimed that Sonya’s affair with Johnson began during their marriage and before the date of separation.
Sonya Curry later reacted to the allegations, revealing that she wasn’t living with Johnson. Instead, she was living independently. She also accused Wardell of cheating on her with multiple women. In an interview with The Ringer in 2023, Stephen Curry revealed how he handled his parents’ divorce.
He said in a statement:
I had to make sure I was in that moment with both of them separately and this wasn’t just this whole kind of thing.
Stephen Curry’s siblings
Stephen Curry is the oldest of three children. His siblings include Seth Curry and Sydel Curry.
About Stephen Curry’s siblings
a. Seth Curry
Seth Curry is the younger brother of Stephen Curry. He is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He was born on August 23, 1990, in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. He is 32 years old as of February 2023.
Seth Curry currently ranks third in NBA history in career three-point field goal percentage. The basketball star is currently married to former professional volleyball player Callie Rivers. The marriage is blessed with two children.
b. Sydel Curry
Sydel Curry is the younger sister of Stephen Curry. She was born on October 20, 1994, in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. She is 28 years old as of February 2023. According to her Instagram bio, Sydel is a content creator and mental health advocate. However, she played sports in college and was on Elon Phoenix’s women’s volleyball team.
Sydel Curry is currently married to Golden State Warriors player Damion Lee who is also Stephen Curry’s teammate. Their marriage is blessed with one child.
Stephen Curry’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (February 2023), Stephen Curry is happily married to his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Curry.
The couple got married on July 30, 2011, in a North Carolina ceremony at the Ballantine Resort with approximately 400 guests in attendance. The union is blessed with three children.
Stephen Curry’s past girlfriends
Stephen Curry’s only publicly known relationship is with his wife Ayesha Curry. There is no information about his past girlfriends and relationships.
About Stephen Curry’s wife – Ayesha Curry
Ayesha Curry is the current wife of Stephen Curry. She is a Canadian-American actress, cookbook author and cooking television personality. She was born on March 23, 1989, in Toronto, Canada. She is 33 years old as of February 2023. As an actress, Ayesha Curry has starred in films like Underground Street Flippers (2009), Dan’s Detour of Life (2008) and Love for Sale (2008).
After her marriage to Stephen Curry, Ayesha Curry started a food blog and then a YouTube channel. This led to her landing a Food Network show called Ayesha’s Cookbook” which was cancelled after 13 episodes. In 2016, Ayesha Curry released her cookbook “The Seasoned Life” and also began starring in Ayesha’s Homemade, a show that follows her professional and personal life with appearances from her husband and two daughters.
About Stephen Curry’s marriage to Ayesha Curry
Ayesha and Stephen Curry got married on July 30, 2011, and their marriage is blessed with three kids.
Stephen and Ayesha first met in church in 2003 at the ages of 15 and 14 respectively. They reconnected in 2008 when Ayesha moved to Los Angeles to model and act. After dating for a while, Stephen Curry proposed to Ayesha in 2010 and the following year, the pair got married.
The marriage took place at the Ballantyne Resort with approximately 400 guests in attendance. In 2012, the couple welcomed their first daughter. Three years later, their family grew again with the addition of their second baby. In 2017, the couple celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary with a heartwarming post by Ayeesha on Instagram.
The post read:
Happy 6th wedding anniversary, my love. I don’t know where the time has gone. It definitely feels like just yesterday, except we have two babies and a lack of sleep to show for it! Not to mention a ton of bomb memories. I love you so darn much that there’s not much I can say here because it won’t nearly amount to how I feel.
In 2018, Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha welcomed their third child. In 2021, the couple launched a charity initiative at Stephen’s alma mater, Davidson College to support female athletes and empower them through financial assistance, mentorship, and career opportunities. In September 2021, 10 years after they first exchanged vows, Stephen and Ayesha renewed their vows in a vow renewal ceremony.
In February 2022, Stephen and Ayesha Curry launched a game show called “About Last Night” on HBO Max which they not only serve as co-hosts but as executive producers. The game features exclusive date nights mixed with uncensored relationship trivia and games. While speaking to People Magazine, Ayesha Curry explained that the primary reason for the show was to spend quality time with each other.
Stephen Curry’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (February 2023), Stephen Curry is the father of three children.
List of Stephen Curry’s children:
- Riley Elizabeth Curry
- Canon Wardell Jack Curry and
- Ryan Carson Curry.
|Riley Elizabeth Curry||10||Female|
|Canon Wardell Jack Curry||5||Male|
|Ryan Carson Curry||7||Female|
About Stephen Curry’s children
a. Riley Elizabeth Curry
Riley Elizabeth Curry is the first daughter of Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha. She was born on July 19, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. She is 10 years old as of February 2023.
b. Ryan Carson Curry
Ryan Carson Curry is the second daughter of Stephen Curry. She was born on July 10, 2015, in Charlotte North Carolina, United States. She is 7 years as of February 2023.
c. Canon Wardell Jack Curry
Canon Wardell Jack Curry is the last child and only son of Stephen Curry. He was born on July 2, 2018. He is 5 years old as of February 2023.