Ayesha Curry was the top trending on social media after she opened up about being attractive to other men despite being married to Steph Curry on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk.”
Red Table Talk always brings great conversations to the forefront, whether it’s relationships, social issues or racism. This week, fans got to hear the personal stories of the women in the Curry family, including Ayesha Curry, Callie Rivers, Sydell Curry, and Curry’s mother-in-law Sonya Curry.
During the episode, the ladies discussed many topics, including managing their lives as NBA mothers, businesswomen and wives. In particular, a part of being an NBA wife is dealing with endless amounts of women trying to pursue your husband. Pinkett-Smith asked the women how they handle groupie women. Curry opened up about how uncomfortable it is to witness Steph’s flirtatious “fans,” saying Steph is very respectful. “Stephen is very nice by nature, and he’s very talkative,” Curry explained.
“Everything is always very friendly and sometimes to the point where I’m like, ‘I’m a grown woman, so I’ll just insert myself.’ I’ll be like, ‘Hello. How are you doing?’”
Curry then explained how what was once an irritation is now insecurity. “Something that really bothers me, and honestly has given me a sense of a little bit of an insecurity, is the fact that yeah, there are all these women, like, throwing themselves (at him), but me, like the past 10 years, I don’t have any of that,” she said. “I have zero – this sounds weird – but, like, male attention, and so then I begin to internalize it, and I’m like, ‘Is something wrong with me?'”
Pinkett-Smith added that she also “dealt with that for years, too” when she was younger. “I don’t want it,” Curry added, “but it’d be nice to know that, like, someone’s lookin’.”
“You’re beautiful,” Pinkett Smith responded. “Don’t ever think for one minute that it ain’t no some men out there looking at you like, ‘I wish.’ And I’mma tell you who knows that more than anybody: Your husband.”
Following the interview, social media users began reacting to her interview. Some felt her words were a slight at Steph, while others pulled her old tweets, in which she shaded women who liked to show skin. But a few related to her feelings. “A holy woman like Ayesha want attentions from the dogs?” one tweet read. Other tweets agreed with her, “I don’t look for the attention of other men, but it is nice knowing like ‘damn, I still got it’ regardless of if I have a man or not.”