Ayesha Curry made headlines after she opened up about her insecurity over the lack of male attention she receives compared to the female fans that her husband, NBA superstar Steph Curry, has. Amid the criticism Ayesha is facing, Steph is now standing up for his wife, applauding her bravery.
“Proud of you for being authentic and putting yourself out there-not being afraid of the potential bullshit and nonsense that could and did come at you,” Steph said in his Instagram Stories on Thursday. He added, “Way more positive than negative with all of this. Keep being you. I love you.”
Steph’s comments were in regards to an interview that Ayesha did with Jada Pinkett Smith on the premiere episode of Smith’s Red Table Talk series. During the interview, Ayesha confessed, “Something that really bothers me, and honestly has given me a sense of a little bit of an insecurity, is the fact that there are all these women throwing themselves [at Steph], but me, like the past 10 years, like, I don’t have any of that. Like I have zero, this sounds weird, but like, male attention.”
She went on to admit, “So then I begin to internalize it, and I’m like, ‘Is something wrong with me?'”
People quickly took to social media to criticize and ridicule the 30-year-old for demanding attention, especially when she’s married with kids.
But Ayesha fired back with a post of her own, defending her remarks. “I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out.”
The mom of three added, “If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about… helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the only one with insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it.”