According To Ayesha Curry, She Never Wants People To Think She’s Too Perfect
It’s safe to say that Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA superstar Stephen Curry, is probably one of the most talked about basketball wifes these days. In the beginning, everyone had her stamped with the descriptor of “good girl” and “#Goals (which we still do)” but when she deviated from that image and let the s**t fly in a Twitter rant during the NBA Finals, side-eyes were given. But hey, we’re all human, right?
According to Mrs. Curry, yes. In a new interview with Haute Living, she spoke at length about the beginnings of her culinary career and how she handles her money-making ventures these days. Interestingly, her career started during a dining experience with chef Michael Mina and a lost bet. “He invited me to come and cook with him, and we had the best time. We joked that if the Panthers made it to the Super Bowl (my husband and I are from North Carolina, so we’re big Panthers fans), I would come and cook with him again,” she said.
Long story short, the Panthers made it and she went back and cooked for him and his guests at a tailgate and things took off from there. “Both of my parents worked, so it was my way of helping around the house by making dinner for my family,” she explained. “I fell in love with it. Instead of cartoons, I was the kid who was watching the Food Network, falling asleep to Emerald and Rachael Ray.”
Since then, the 27-year-old mother of two has done well for herself: creating her own line of olive oils, releasing a cookbook titled The Seasoned Life, opening a pop up restaurant with chef Mina, and landing a new cooking show on the Food Network. The most insightful highlight of the sit-down with the publication came from her revealing how she approaches her various ventures, stating that she never wants to come off as too perfect.
“For me, I just do what is true to myself and brand. I’ve made it a point to be transparent on my social media and in everything that I present. I never want anyone to think that I’m too fluffy or too perfect. It’s not the kind of message I’m sending out.”