Stephen and Ayesha Curry have been married for more than a decade, but the couple’s love story started way back when they were teenagers. The pair met when Stephen was just 15 and Ayesha was 14 while attending the same church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In a biography about his life entitled The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry, Stephen’s sister recalled Ayesha making an impression on her brother early on. “She would find him after church, barely say two words, and, like, walk away,” Sydel recalled in the book. “That’s how she would flirt with him in a way. He clearly liked it. It left an impression.”
RELATED: Stephen and Ayesha Curry Reveal How They Keep Their Marriage ‘Spicy’ After 10 Years It would be several more years before Ayesha and Stephen’s conversations evolved. In 2008, they reconnected after bumping into each other in L.A. while Stephen was in town for the ESPYs. “I mean, it was friend vibes … until I dodged the first kiss,” Ayesha later told the New York Post.
However, once Ayesha realized that her former childhood pal was interested in something more than friendship, everything fell into place. Stephen and Ayesha tied the knot on June 30, 2011 and welcomed their first child, daughter Riley, the following year. Their family has since grown by two with the addition of daughter Ryan and son Canon in 2015 and 2018. Read on to relive Stephen and Ayesha’s sweet journey.