Gabrielle Union defends Ayesha Curry over viral comments about Steph Curry marriage
May 17, 2019
Actress Gabrielle Union defended Ayesha Curry on Wednesday after Curry’s comments on her marriage to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry went viral.
- “She was honest and she told her truth, and no matter what your truth is, there are going to be people who do not like it,” Union said on the BuzzFeed News Twitter morning show, “AM to DM.”
Curry appeared on an episode of the Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk,” which is hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith. During the episode, Curry talked about how she sometimes feels self-doubt when women give her husband attention.
- “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 on “Red Table Talk.” “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?'”
The comments sparked a heavy backlash on social media. Ayesha Curry defended her comments in an Instagram post the day after the backlash began. More recently, Curry said she knew what she said and she doesn’t regret it.
Union told BuzzFeed that Curry’s comments were making the rounds in her own social circles. She said “there was not one mother who did not understand what she was talking about.”
She also said critics of Curry didn’t “care to try to understand her perspective.”
She told BuzzFeed that one mother asked her why Curry made the comments publicly to which Union responded: “I said, ‘But if she doesn’t share her truth publicly there’s a lot of other people that are out there feeling like they’re alone on an island when really that island is over-crowded.’”