After listening and reading many posts on social media, I finally had the opportunity to watch the RTT interview and formulate my own opinion on the discussion regarding Ayesha’s 2-second comment about not getting the same attention from males. The show included Mama Curry, Ayesha Curry (wife to Steph), Baby Sister Curry, Sydel (Steph’s younger sister who is married to an NBA star) and newly-engaged Mrs. Curry-To-Be, Callie (Seth’s fiance- the younger brother to Steph and also daughter to LA Clippers head coach, Doc Rivers). Also included were the hosts- Jada, her mom and daughter, Willow.
The show was taped in the North Carolina home of Mama Curry and started with Mama Curry discussing what it was like meeting her husband of 30-years at the age of 18, the bumpy roads and how they’ve progressed over the years. Ayesha discusses not losing your self as a woman and still having your own without getting lost in the shadows of her husband. Sydel has been married for about 6 months and became emotional over discussing how she sees her husband about once every 2 weeks and those hardships. Callie discusses how her engagement went and being excited to be a wife enjoined into the Curry crew.
Jada then asks the ladies how they handle other ladies (aka groupies) being around their men. Mama Curry says she actually likes it when ladies are attracted to her man, as long as they know he’s HER man! Ayesha says Steph is naturally nice by nature but she doesn’t like to be put in a position where she feels in competition with other women. She specified it’s not him, it’s always the other women and he oftentimes doesn’t see it coming. Ayesha says it’s given her a sense of insecurity but for the past 10 years she has 0 male attention and felt something was wrong with her. Immediately, all the ladies chimed in saying she doesn’t get the outside attention because she’s not looking while Jada added it could get real dangerous insinuating if she were looking. Majority of the ladies seem to deal with a great deal of anxiety being in the public eye or being around a large mass of people and discussed ways they over come it, whether through medication or soothing techniques. The ladies briefly discussed race, being told they’re not black enough or struggles growing up while being from a small town.
To discuss the meat and potatoes of the entire topic, in my opinion regarding Ayesha’s comment, I definitely think people overreacted and made her comment more than what she made it out to be. I absolutely seen nothing wrong with what she said as she was simply being open, honest and expressing herself on the experiences she has vs. her husband. As I was explaining to a few of my girlfriends, Ayesha is respected by a lot of people (men and women) and she carries herself in such a lady-like way that you can’t depict many flaws within her so the one time she makes a comment that some may not agree with, people will twist and dissect it into what they want to believe. Little girls, young adults and women LOVE getting dolled up and told they’re beautiful- be it your partner, co-worker, family member or friend- it’s a confidence booster. Not to be confused with not having self-confidence, but it’s nice being noticed and acknowledged by someone of the same or opposite sex. Now add Ayesha who’s constantly on TV and in the public eye, she’s constantly up against society’s pressure. Going back to RTT, I agree with Jada’s comment that there are men who are waiting on Steph to screw up but they don’t make a move on Ayesha because they know it’s a waste of energy, she’s not looking for it and will probably easily shut them down. On the contrary, what Ayesha may not realize is some of these men out here are full of sh*t, d*ck and lies. The way her life is portrayed seems like she has it all, she’s stress-free and there’s nothing in these streets worth risking it for. Just recently, Steph came out with a message praising his wife for not being afraid to speak her truth. The couple seems happy and Ayesha will become stronger from this moment.
This was my first time watching RTT and I was pretty surprised the show was less than 30 minutes. It was sooo good, I just wanted it to be longer! Some areas seemed edited and there was a segment at the end where Jada pulled out a fish bowl and each lady pulled a question but Ayesha was the only one to answer her question. I would’ve loved to know each question, hear each response and get a grander insight to each of the ladies’ personality. Nonetheless, the show was great to watch and I look forward to watching many more episodes of RTT.