Not every experience in the spotlight has been a pleasant one for media personality Ayesha Curry.
The wife of Warriors superstar Steph Curry recently reflected on a 2019 appearance on the now-defunct Facebook Watch series, “Red Table Talk,” when she spoke about her family and how she deals with other women around her husband.
Ayesha, 34, remarked in her May 2023 cover story with Insider how the series “was edited in a way that made me sound crazy.”
“It’s not what I said, and the context was weird. Yeah. I took that one personally,” said Ayesha, who has taken a step back from the spotlight in recent years.
At the time of the taping, Ayesha was joined by her mother-in-law, Sonya Curry, and sister-in-laws Sydel and Callie.
Ayesha faced backlash for a particular admission that she’s received “zero male attention” outside her marriage.
“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 throwing themselves… but me, for the past 10 years I don’t have any of that,” said Ayesha, who was a newly postpartum and nursing during the appearance.
“I have zero — this sounds weird — but male attention. Then I begin to internalize it, like, is something wrong with me?”
With her decision to step back fom the limelight, Ayesha — who has grappled with depression and social anxiety — has turned her attention to philanthropy and entreupreuenerial opportunies.
She is also seeing a therapist.
As Ayesha’s sister-in-law Sydel remarked to Insider, the Curry family is “all about protecting our peace.”
“Media is a very ruthless space,” she said. “Celebrities are real people. All press is good press, but that’s not true when it comes to our emotions and our mental health.”
“Red Table Talk,” which was hosted by actress Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her daughter, Willow, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, was cancled last month as Facebook Watch ended its original programming.
“Entertainment Tonight” reported the show’s production company, Westbrook Studios, has been looking for a new home.
Ayesha has been married to Curry, 35, since 2011.
They have three children together: daughters Riley, 10 and Ryan, 7, and son Canon 4.
The couple renewed their vows in 2021.