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Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry defends wife Ayesha Curry after backlash to marriage comments

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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebratesduring the second half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates during the second half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Curry shared a supportive message for his wife Ayesha Curry after comments she made went viral and sparked a backlash.

Ben Margot

SALT LAKE CITY — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry shared a supportive message for his wife Ayesha Curry after comments she made went viral and sparked a backlash.

Ayesha Curry talked about her marriage during a recent episode of Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk,” hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith. Her comments about her marriage sparked a backlash.

Stephen Curry shared a message of support for his wife. He posted a photo on his Instagram story that honored Ayesha Curry, according to For the Win, a sports blog for USA Today.

  • “Proud of you for being authentic and putting yourself out there — not being afraid of the potential (expletive) and nonsense that could and did come at you. Way more positive than negative with all of this. Keep being you. I love you.”

The drama began on Monday when Ayesha Curry opened up about what it’s like to be married to an NBA star and said she suffers from self-doubt when her husband gets attention from other women, which I reported on for the Deseret News.

  • “Something that really bothers me and, like, honestly has given me sense of a little bit of insecurity is the fact that yeah, there are all these women like throwing themselves, but me, like the past 10 years, I don’t have any of that. 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? … Because I don’t want it, but it would be nice to know that, like, someone’s looking.”

Ayesha Curry defended her comments in an Instagram post on Wednesday, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “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."
  • She said she wanted "to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it’s YOUR truth. And that’s OK!”
  • "If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it," she said. "If you get a chance to watch the actual ('Red Table Talk') and not the headlines and rumors please do!”