Ayesha Curry Shares 'Insecurities' About Women Throwing Themselves at NBA Star Husband, Twitter Reacts

Ayesha Curry Opens Up on 'Insecurities' From Women 'Throwing Themselves' at Steph Curry And Twitter Reacts
Steph Curry (R) and Ayesha Curry attend The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Ayesha Curry opened up on her insecurities during an appearance on "Red Table Talk" on May 7, 2019. Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Ayesha Curry may have the devoted love and support of her NBA star husband Steph Curry, but that doesn't mean the mother-of-three doesn't suffer feelings of insecurity from time-to-time. The Seasoned Life cookbook author got personal about a number of things she faces as the wife of a basketball player during an appearance on Jada Pickett Smith's Red Table Talk on Tuesday.

Ayesha Curry kept it real regarding her feelings about Steph's interactions with other women. While noting her husband was always very respectful, Ayesha said the Golden State Warrior is "very nice by nature" and "very talkative" towards others, and it's something the couple has had a number of conversations about.

"Everything's always very friendly and sometimes to the point where it's like, ok, I'm a grown woman, so I'll just insert myself and be like, 'Hello, how are you doing?' I'm ok with it now," she said, explaining that she was very aware of some women's intentions with her husband and that made her uncomfortable.

"Obviously, you know the devil is a liar and the ladies will always be lurking, hoping for their moment and waiting. You need to be aware of that. But for me, I honestly hate it. I don't like when I feel leveled off with someone. It just irks my nerves. And so we had the conversation about it, and he tries really really hard to make sure that if we're going somewhere, I'm being introduced. I don't like to have to introduce myself. It irks my nerves. So I try and make that known," she continued, adding that there "have been a couple of times where I've wanted to punch somebody in the face for sure."

Ayesha Curry never blamed the NBA point guard for the way women behaved around him. "It's never him, it's always the other person. And he doesn't necessarily know how to deal with that because he's just a generally nice human being and he can't see it coming. He can't see it coming. I see it from a mile away," she said.

On top of dealing with the constant attention surrounding her husband, Ayesha Curry admitted to struggling with her own self-confidence from often feeling overlooked. "Something that really bothers me and honestly has given me a little bit of a sense of insecurity is the fact that yea, there are like all these women throwing themselves [at him], but me, the past 10 years, I don't have any of that," she said.

"I have zero—this sounds weird—but like male attention. So then I begin to internalize it and I'm like, 'Is something wrong with me?'" she continued. "I don't want it, but it would be nice to know that like someone's looking."

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The Food Network star's honesty stirred up a bit of controversy on social media, and some people ridiculed her for complaining about the lack of attention she received from others despite being a married woman.

Ayesha Curry when she at the local grocery store and get no looks from men 😂 pic.twitter.com/JAYbs4Qqda

— 🌍 (@WaliH95) May 7, 2019

Meanwhile, some folks were upset at Ayesha Curry's comment about being uncomfortable with other women around her husband, while others criticized her for starting drama ahead of Steph Curry's upcoming playoff game.

Ayesha Curry definitely just released the hounds while her husband is in the midst of a shaky playoff run, you absolutely hate to see it.

— Kazeem Famuyide 🏁 (@RealLifeKaz) May 7, 2019

There were others who defended the Canada native's words, though.

Ayesha said her husband gets a ton of obvious attention in public and she doesn't. My guess is she's not actually paying attention to the guys + men know her husband and feel inferior. That aside, how is it hard for y'all to see how that could suck for her? This is simple.

— 👑🖤 (@iwrightmusic) May 7, 2019

Ayesha Curry was vulnerable about insecurities folks deal with daily.

I call that brave. We can choose to accept invitation to discuss the ways our socialization damages confidence.

Confidence is essential to success, yet we damage it in women daily. That’s the discussion.

— this is a jingle jangle stan account. (@MsPackyetti) May 7, 2019

See a few more reactions from Ayesha Curry's Red Table Talk appearance below.

All sis said was I just want to know if I still got it..
now y’all hate Ayesha for being human?

— Ivy Park Beam (@ScottieBeam) May 7, 2019

Ayesha needs to realize that niggas think she’s 🔥🔥🔥 but since we respect Steph as an All-Time great and as a man, niggas won’t look her way.

— ADDRESS ME AS CHAMP!! 🏆 (@A_Flawed_King) May 7, 2019

Ayesha was honest, open, and vulnerable about herself, her marriage, and the (very real) possibility of her very famous, very wealthy, very fine husband cheating—and that makes her a “pick me?” Words mean things. We can’t apply them as we please to people we dislike.

— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) May 7, 2019

Ayesha Curry's comments are not being taken in full context of who and what she is. She is a 30 yr old woman who has been married most of her 20s, and has had 3 kids.

After 3 kids (hell, 1), it can be hard to feel as attractive as you once were, and validation feels nice. 1/

— Bärí A. Williams (@BariAWilliams) May 7, 2019

Nah this is too funny. Steph got 3 of the most critical games of his career coming up and Ayesha pretty much said fuck your playoff run 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/iH5FesHF9L

— I’M NOT YOU (@Sohi23) May 7, 2019

Ayesha Curry is trending because she said she doesn't like groupies around her husband. What kind of backwards world do we live in where a statement like that is controversial?

— The New FERRARI SHEPPARD (@stopbeingfamous) May 7, 2019