Ayesha Curry didn’t have it easy growing up. Steph Curry’s wife recently revealed that she had a hard time being accepted by Black people as a child due to her mixed race.
The basketball wife turned cooking tv show host stopped by “The View” last week to promote her new ABC show “Family Food,”. While discussing her new series, Curry revealed how challenging it was for her growing up in the South during her teen years due to her mixed heritage.
Ayesha’s mother is of Jamaican-Chinese descent while her father is of African American and Polish descent. The mother of three went on to explain how black people weren’t “embracing” of her mixed race and lighter skin after she relocated to North Carolina from Toronto at the age of 14.
“Growing up in Toronto, I was Black. I’m a Black woman,” Curry said. “I moved to the south, to North Carolina, right at the start of high school, so at 14, and there it was like … who do you choose?”
Curry added that she “always loved every part of me,” but in North Carolina, she had to choose sides.
“It seemed like my own community didn’t want to, like, wrap their arms around me and embrace me,” she said. “That kind of hurt.”
The interview comes a few months after Ayesha was slammed online for sharing her insecurities about not being hit on by men during an interview on Red Table Talk.
“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,” Curry explained to Jada. “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?’”
“I don’t want it,” she added, “but it’d be nice to know that, like, someone’s lookin’.”