The love is real! Stephen Curry released a heartfelt statement defending his wife, Ayesha Curry, after fans criticized the comments she made on Red Table Talk. During the interview, she opened up about being insecure over the amount of attention her famous NBA star hubby gets from other women. Now, Steph is praising Ayesha for being true to herself.

“Proud of you for being authentic and putting yourself out there — not being afraid of potential bull s#*# and nonsense that could and did come at you,” the Golden State Warriors baller, 31, wrote alongside a photo of the couple on May 9 via his Instagram Story. Steph continued, “Way more positive than negative with all of this. Keep being you. I love you.”

Stephen Curry Supports Wife Ayesha Curry Backlash
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While appearing on a new segment of Red Table Talk, Ayesha, 30, spoke very honestly about being married to someone in the spotlight. “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,” the star chef explained on the episode, which aired May 6. “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?’”

She further explained that it’s not a necessity but, “it’d be nice to know that, like, someone’s looking.” Steph and Ayesha have been going strong for several years, having been high school sweethearts. The couple tied the knot in 2011 and they now share three kids together Riley, 6, and Ryan, 3, and Canon, 10 months.

While many women agreed with her comments and understood where she was coming from, others criticized her. Even so, Ayesha defended her decision to be candid. “I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human,” she wrote on May 8 via Instagram. “It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out.”

“If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30 yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it,” she continued. Ain’t it the truth!

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