Since her emergence as the ride or die wife of Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry, the real “Chef Curry,” and the Internet’s go-to model for modesty and respectability politics, Ayesha Curry has made a name for herself as an entrepreneur, a Covergirl, and a devoted wife and mother.
But now, in an interview with HelloGiggles.com, Curry is opening up about how she’s been able to maintain her decade-long relationship with the NBA superstar, all while keeping her hands in her own business and taking care of their children. In fact, according to Curry, her parents and in-laws gave her the best advice on how to keep the fire burning in their relationship – always put their relationship first.
“The biggest thing, both of our parents are still married and have been married for 30-plus years, and the one thing that they both shared with us – some through learning it the hard way, some through just making sure that they do it – is just making sure that we put each other first, even before the kids, as tough as that sounds,” Curry shared.
“Putting ourselves first, and making sure that we make time for date nights and for each other,” Curry added of the couple’s almost-eight year marriage. “That’s been very important, as hard as it is. Because when you become a parent, you want to put your kids first, and we do, but we do it second to our relationship. Because ultimately, when our relationship is good, the kids are happy and they’re thriving, and our family life is good. We have to put that into perspective and realize that it’s not us being selfish, it’s making sure we set a strong foundation.”
In addition to that, Curry expressed the importance of having an open line of communication with her husband.
“Even when we don’t want to talk about something, we talk about it,” Curry continued. “Especially from my perspective, I’m a lay it all out on the table kind of girl, so whether it’s a tough conversation or an easy conversation, I never have a tight lip. I tell it like it is and I tell it straight, and ultimately I think it keeps things a lot better for us.”