In the wake of the controversy over Ayesha Curry’s decision to open up about her insecurities, Curry is continuing to share her struggles as a mom, in an attempt to inspire and motivate other moms who are going through the same or similar trials and tribulations.
In her latest interview with Working Mother, the real Chef Curry divulged about her decision to get a boob job to combat her postpartum depression.
“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having (my second child) Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while,” she said. “It came in the form of me being depressed about my body. So I made a rash decision,” which ultimately did not go as she originally planned.
“The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want,” Curry revealed. “I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet. They’re worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again, but I’m an advocate of if something makes you happy, who cares about the judgment?”
Elsewhere in the interview, Curry opened up about being overlooked or not being taken seriously, given her husband’s superstar career in the NBA. “I think a lot of people do not take me seriously. They think this is something I’ve obtained because of my husband’s income. That’s not true. He hasn’t invested a dime in my restaurant business.”
Instead, she credited her partner Michael Mina, and went on to condemn the male-dominated sports world for trying to dim her light. “It’s this weird hierarchy of misogyny,” she said. “When my career was starting to take off, this male reporter bashed me on live television, saying I should be more like the other [basketball] players’ wives. He literally said, ‘They sit there, they don’t cause any problems, and they look pretty.’”
Back in 2016, Curry took to Twitter to defend her husband, saying, the NBA was “absolutely rigged for money.” The tweet sparked widespread controversy, with many condemning Curry for speaking out against her husband’s employer. In fact, Stephen A. Smith even took to his television show, “First Take,” to call out Curry for stepping out of line. Amid his remarks, he compared Curry to LeBron James’ wife, Savannah, saying, “she’s wonderful inside and out. She sits there. She doesn’t bring any attention to herself. She never tweets and goes out there and calls out the league and stuff like that. And nobody, nobody is more scrutinized than her husband. But yet, she thinks about how she represents him, and as a result, she doesn’t do that.”
“Why am I not allowed to have a passion and a dream and a voice?” Curry said as she reflected on Smith’s remarks. “That started a fire in me. I could not be stopped, and I wanted to prove myself. Now the conversation has shifted. Stephen doesn’t get any negative questions about me. Especially in the Bay Area, people say to him, ‘I like her food a lot,’ and that’s been special for me.”
As she continued, Curry also opened up about teaching her children to accept that they are black and challenged the community to “embrace everyone better,” because “sometimes I feel like I’m too black for the white community, but I’m not black enough for my own community. That’s a hard thing to carry.”
She also discussed raising her children, her inspiration, motherhood, food and much more.