Ayesha Curry had everyone buzzing after an appearance on “Red Table Talk” Monday.
Curry, a cookbook author and TV host, is married to basketball player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. She opened up on the Facebook Watch series hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris about her self-doubt.
After addressing the topic of women approaching her husband, Curry revealed what irks her.
“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,” she said. “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?’ “
Pinkett Smith admitted she “dealt with that for years, too” when she was younger.
“I don’t want it,” Curry added, “but it’d be nice to know that, like, someone’s lookin’.”
“You’re beautiful,” Pinkett Smith reminded her guest. “Don’t ever think for one minute that there ain’t some men out there looking at you like, ‘I wish.’ And I’mma tell you who knows that more than anybody: Your husband.”
Naturally, Twitter had opinions.
Curry’s remarks surprised some.
“A holy woman like Ayesha want attentions from the dogs?” a tweet read.
“Ayesha is married to a great man that she has kids with … but is worried bout not getting male attention,” a person wrote, adding a confused emoji.
Others agreed with her.
“I don’t look for the attention of other men but it is nice knowing like ‘damn, I still got it’ regardless of if I have a man or not,” revealed one person.
“Having strangers compliment you make you feel good every now and then,” another wrote. “I’m in a secure relationship but others acknowledging me being pretty or smart makes me feel good.”
Some came to Curry’s defense.
“People hating Ayesha Curry for admitting how she feels is (expletive) backwards to me,” read one post. “We’re all insecure in some area. She shouldn’t be getting crucified for telling her truth.”
“I can’t believe you guys are still talking about Ayesha. Leave the girl alone,” one person tweeted.
“Let her express herself and however she’s feeling,” another posted.
On Facebook, a user wrote: “Don’t worry we are looking but giving respect to your man because we love him !! But you are super hot !!”
“Ayesha, you are a beautiful girl, focus on the inside and don’t worry about who notices, the RIGHT people, will notice you,” commented another. “And the ones that matter. Beautiful family. Thank you for your honesty.”
SOURCE: USA Today – Erin Jensen