Ayesha Curry and husband of eight years, NBA star Stephen Curry, go way back — like, high school way back. The pair found each other when Ayesha was just a young teen, and the cookbook author threw it back to their first date story while taking a trip down romance memory lane on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday.
Ayesha recalled, “We met when we were 14. I moved to the states when I was 14, and he was one of the first people that I met here.” She then detailed how the couple had their initial outing in Hollywood.
The date happened to take place on Hollywood Boulevard and Ayesha says she picked up her beau in a ’98 Astro van! What did the future six-time All-Star wear? “He did have on 3XL shorts, so this was a sign of the times!” She also revealed he dressed in shorts with a suit jacket to their food tasting for the wedding, so his wardrobe choices haven’t appeared to change much over the course of their courtship.
Ayesha and Steph were 18 and 19 on their official first date, where they went to the wax museum and got chai tea lattes. It sounds like the moment was the sweet beginning to a lasting relationship! She added, “11 years later, we’re here.”
“We were just kids,” Ayesha told People previously of their early days together. “He was the cute boy at church that all of the girls were obsessed with, so I made a generalization that maybe he wasn’t for me.”
Steph has playfully opened up about their relationship origin story as well: “I always had my eye on her, but I got a little shaken, for sure.”
Flash forward to today and Ayesha and Steph are going strong, sharing three children together.
Ayesha has said of their solid union and what it’s given her: “Marriage has given me a little family of my own. We hold each other accountable, love each other and always are there for each other. I feel more balanced now because I know what it’s like to care for others. Marriage has given me the gift of compassion.”