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Ayesha Curry Is Misunderstood

I’ve seen a series of bad articles about cookbook chef, celebrity mom, NBA great Steph Curry’s wife and our Bellyitch bumpwatch alum Ayesha Curry.

They started when she made some controversial comments on Jada Pickett Smith and Willow Smith’s Facebook TV show The Red Table Talk about feeling inadequate about never getting solicitation from other men compared to her husband who has women throwing themselves at him all the time and other topics.

I’ve had friends of mine proclaim that the kitchenware brand owner needs to simply “stop talking” so she would stop garnering backlash.

I decided to actually read the recent article in Working Mother which featured the mom of three’s interview and when I see the latest “explosive” comments in context, I think the opposite of her.

Curry needs to actually keep talking.

AT 37-years old, Ayesha is an restaurateur and co-owner of the “International Smoke” chain of restaurants, an influencer (boy does she get people talking), and the host and executive producer of a new forthcoming ABC TV show called  Family Food Fight.

[*Good job generating buzz, girl*]

I think she needs to continue speaking up and raising awareness on things like the effects of postpartum depression on new mothers, gender expectations and the limitations men place on women and wives, the challenges of being multi-racial, colorism and the self-esteem issues surrounding being accepted and feeling welcome in one’s community.

We are such a judgmental society and we make decisions about people based on headlines, out-of-context snippets, and images that are attached to articles that float across our social media feed.

On The Botched Boob Job

Postpartum depression led to a rash decision to alter her breast size.

“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while. It came in the form of me being depressed about my body,” the CoverGirl and the Honest Company brand ambassador shared. “So I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want. I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet. They’re worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again, but I’m an advocate of if something makes you happy, who cares about the judgment?

On Using a Dismissive Comment for Empowerment

“I think a lot of people do not take me seriously,” confesses Ayesha, who turned 30 in March. Despite her ever-expanding empire, people chalk up her success to her pro-athlete spouse. “They think this is something I’ve obtained because of my husband’s income. That’s not true. He hasn’t invested a dime in my restaurant business.”

“When my career was starting to take off, this male reporter bashed me on live television, saying I should be more like the other [basketball] players’ wives. He literally said, ‘They sit there, they don’t cause any problems, and they look pretty.’”

Curry said a comment from a member of the media made her want to be more than just a quiet and silent wife.

“Why am I not allowed to have a passion and a dream and a voice?” she marvels. “That started a fire in me. I could not be stopped, and I wanted to prove myself.”

Since then, perceptions of her has changed.

“Now the conversation has shifted,” she added. “Stephen doesn’t get any negative [questions] about me. Especially in the Bay Area, people say to him, ‘I like her food a lot,’ and that’s been special for me.”

On being Black or white enough

Curry said as a product of multiracial heritage, she felt that in America, compared to her native Canada, she felt compelled to fit squarely into one box.

Her mother is Jamaican and Chinese, and her dad is Polish and African American.

“Everyone was from a place other than Canada and that’s how you identified yourself, not black or white,” Curry shared in that article.

“I identified as Jamaican because that’s where my mom came from,” she says of her childhood in Toronto, where her neighbors were mostly Asian and Indian. “In the states I’m simply ‘black.'”

And she has had to explain these complicated concepts to her kids so they grow up more centered and balanced and do not buy into Colorism:

“They’re fair in complexion, and they’ve said: ‘I’m not black; look at my skin.’ And I said: ‘No, no, no. You’re a black woman. You have melanin. It’s part of who you are. Our descendants are from Africa. This is what that means.’ It’s been a journey teaching them that, and that black comes in many different shades.”

In sum, it looks like she is very much misunderstood, but perhaps it is purposeful.

Folks would rather not read in context or look to nuances or give her the benefit of the doubt.

That takes more work and in today’s digital era, everyone isn’t granted time.

Ayesha and Steph Curry Welcome Son, Canon Jack

Congrats to Ayesha Curry and husband NBA MVP Steph Curry on the birth of their son Canon W. Jack

The cookbook and cooking show host announced the news on her Instagram page.

“Our beautiful baby boy Canon W.Jack Curry 7/2/2018,” she captioned a photo of her daughters Riley and Ryan cradling their baby brother. “He joined us earlier than we thought and we couldn’t be more excited and grateful. Family of 5!”

The Golden State Warriors champ also announced the news on his Instagram.

“On this journey, on this quest … protect me …I’m bless!” he captioned the snapshot before revealing his baby boy’s name.

The couple are also parents to two daughters: 3-year old Ryan Carson  and 5-year old Riley, who turns 6 on July 19.

Congrats!

Ayesha Curry: Houston Rockets Fan Hit Her Pregnant Bump & Harrassed Her After Game 5

Ayesha Curry tweeted Friday that a Houston Rockets fan “bumped me” in “8 month pregnant belly” after the Warriors lost Game 5.

A video was posted on Twitter that shows a Rockets’ fan trash-talking Stephen Curry’s wife and father, Dell.

Curry responded to the video claiming the man said “doesn’t losing feel like getting punch in the gut?”

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She also said he continued to follow her and taunt her with his camera.

In a series of tweets, Curry went on to say she thought it was an accident at first but then started to heckle her.

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Celeb Parents at NBA’s All Star Weekend

This past weekend was a busy one with the BAFTA Awards, the Black Panther movie opening and the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend.

A couple of our current Bellyitch Bumpwatch mamas showed up and out including third-time mom-to-be Ayesha Curry who rooted on her husband Goldenstate Warriors star player Steph Curry as he lead Team Curry. They lost to our Bellyitch alum Savannah Brinson James‘ husband LeBron James team but that didn’t stop Ayesha from bigging up her man in an instgram post.

W my love celebrating last night. So proud of you,” the cook book author captioned a photo of herself in an AC/DC tee, casual sweats and a leather jacket with the 2017 NBA MVP crouching down giving her bump a kiss.

First time mom-to-be Khloe Kardashian attended the “Game is Everything” dinner kicking off the weekend with her beau Cleveland Cavalier  Tristan Thompson. 

LeBron James was named All-Star MVP for the third time in his career this past weekend at the 2018 NBA All-Star game. James handpicked his team and then carried it to victory in a win for “Team LeBron” over “Team Stephen” on Sunday.

Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish Hart and kids were there as was Beyonce  taking selfies with daughter Blue Ivy Carter and mama Tina Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson nearby.

Fun Times! Congrats to Team LeBron!

Why I think Ayesha Curry is Having a Boy This Time

Ayesha Curry is not having a go at it this third pregnancy which makes me think she is having a baby boy this time.

The third-time mom-to-be posted a pregnancy update on her blog this week.

“I️ wish I️ could say I️ feel like a maternal goddess drifting through my pregnancy unscathed by acne, nausea and the occasional ‘oops I️ peed a little,’ but that would be a lie,” the cookbook author wrote. “I️ am a little over 4 months and basically almost halfway through my pregnancy.”

She added: “I️ still have nausea, can’t sleep, pee every 5 seconds and am just so darn tired. I️ have what docs call Hyperemesis. This basically means the nausea, incessant sickness and exhaustion probably won’t go away.”

Curry then compared her condition to the same one that hamstringed the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine.

”The only silver linings here are that my itty bitty baby is healthy and Princess Kate has suffered from the same condition during her pregnancies. Not feeling super royal though.”

My pregnancies with my boys were just as she described and my girl was a breeze. I think these different symptoms explains a lot. I may be wrong. We will see.

Curry, who also has a line do Home pedicure that sell at Target, has two daughters 5-year old Riley and 2-year old Ryan with husband, NBA Star Steph Curry.

Hang in there, mama!

Ayesha Curry Is Expecting Baby #3 With Hubby Steph Curry

Congrats to cookbook author and cooking show host Ayesha Curry who is expecting her third child with husband NBA‘s Steph Curry of the Championship Goldenstate Warriors.

The chef took to Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing a white t-shirt with the words “Preggers” blazoned on the front.

“How did this happen? Curry party of 5,” she captioned the photo of herself posing in front of a plant wall and pointing to her baby bump.

The Currys are parents to daughters 5-year old Riley and 2-year old Ryan.

Ayesha Curry Had this Epic Clapback to a Petty Mommy Shamer

TV Chef Ayesha Curry is no stranger to online criticism and she recently had to clap back once again, this time to mommy shamers who seemed to resent her for posting photos of her children and not her nanny. Right?!

While enjoying some down time with her husband during a quick vacay in the UK, the purveyor of the food delivery biz Homemade paused to show off a little slide show presentation of their excursions to her fans and followers in social media.

The positive feedback to the share was interrupted by a troll who asked,”Can the nanny get in the pic too?

He/She or It continued: “We know you aren’t doing the heavy lifting yourself. Wasn’t Riley in this outfit 2 days ago? This pic wasn’t from yesterday. Great on your bro for that free trip.”

While we usually shy away from giving shine to the few squeaky wheels that make the most loud and obnoxious noise for attention, it is really hard to avoid them because their toxicity and harshness can grate the nerves of even the most thick-skinned individual.

Not one to let all the negative ninnies get the last word, Curry clapped back:

“Definitely have a nanny and my mother helping me on the trip. I work a full-time job on top of being a mom like many women do every day. Love every second of it. It takes a village to raise children. Assuming you don’t have any with cryptic and presumptuous comments like these. Please carry on and try your best to do it with positivity and a smile. Women can be mama’s and working women and be great at both. Don’t box us in.”

Good for her! Perfect reply!

h/t BCKOnline 

The 2017 Espys Red Carpet & Winners

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The 25th annual ESPY Awards celebrating the best in sports went down yesterday night.

Among the winners were our current Bellyitch Bumpwatch mom, Serena Williams who won for “Best Female Tennis Player” and Bumpwatch alum Candace Parker who won for Best WNBA player.

Famous dads we’ve featured on the blog also won, including LeBron James who won for Best Basketball player and our new fave Cristiano Ronaldo was nominated for best male Athlete.

The Sports award show was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

We also enjoyed seeing several other alums amd their partners or spouses on the Red Carpet like:

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Ayesha Curry (with husband Golden State Warriors star player Steph Curry) in a sexy sequined jumpsuit.

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Three time gold medalinf beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh. 

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Swimming phenom Michael Phelps and wife Nicole Johnson.

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Boxer and actress Lailah Ali and husband Curtis Conway.

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Draya Michele in Tadashi Shoji and fiancé Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

photo: Getty

Cancer Babies Celebrate: Ryan Curry and Ariah Housley Turn One-Year Old

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Recently, a couple of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums celebrated the first birthday of their latest little one: Ryan Curry turned one-year old on July 10 and Ariah Housley turned one too on July 1.

The Currys celebrated in Hawaii and had a lua-themed party.

Last week, Tamera Mowry-Housley celebrated her and husband Adam Housley’s daughter Ariah turning one in a small intimate family gathering. It was cushioned in between a few hectic events.

“What a crazy last couple weeks it’s been,” the co-host of Fox’s The Real wrote in her blog. “We have so many family birthdays around this time, 4th of July, trips to Napa, and I did some traveling for Essence Fest. But before it got too crazy we had a nice, intimate family birthday party for Ariah, and so many of her favorite people were there.”

Here are a few pics from the respective celebrations:

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Ayesha Curry: When you that B*%# That Causes all this Conversation



Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Ayesha Curry‘s stock has risen big time this week!

Ayesha made headlines for insinuating that the referees and the NBA were fixing game 6 of the NBA in order to force a game 7. (The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will play the last game in a 7 -game series after the Warriors had a 3-1 lead)

Ayesha tweeted about it after her husband Steph Curry fouled out.



It was the first time ever Steph fouled out this season. And it came at the final minutes during a critical time of the game when Steph’s signature clutch three point shots matter most.

In outrage, Steph hurled into the crowd the mouth guard he always chews on while playing. He also got into the face of a ref and got ejected.

Then, longtime loud mouth sports commentator Steven A.Smith suggested that Ayesha ought to be more like Cleveland Cavalier star player LeBron James‘ wife Savannah James. (Another of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums)

Quiet.

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Smith took it too far as usual, in my opinion by talking about the women’s looks too. Quit using your platform to go tit for tat with an athlete’s wife, dude!

Ayesha clapped back telling him to quit pitting women against each other.

Yeah! Tell him!

You can Google the deets yourself but I am blogging about this to point out how extra extra relevant my girl Ayesha has become in the sports world.

Now every tweet, peep or move she makes or anything she says or does get picked up by ALL OF THE MAJOR sports media outlets.

They are literally hanging on her every word.

Amazing.

It is not uncommon for the media to monitor the social media accounts of sport wives.

In fact, the first clue that LeBron was returning to the Cavaliers after a brief stint playing for the Miami Heat came from a tweet by Savannah who shared a photo of the map of Ohio with the caption “Home sweet home. The countdown is real.”

But woweeeee! They’re on Ayesha’s jock for real.

Like my other girl, Bey sings in her infamous song “Formation.”

“You know  you that b*#%^ that causes all this conversation.”