Young Love! A Timeline of Stephen and Ayesha Curry's Relationship

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Though they quickly became one of Hollywood’s most powerful couples, Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s love story had a humble beginning.

The NBA star was 15-years-old when he and the Seasoned Life author — who was only 14 — met at church in North Carolina. Though they’ve both since admitted they were fond of each other at a young age, it wasn’t until years later that they would reconnect as adults and give romance a shot.

“I always had my eye on her, but I got a little shaken, for sure,” Stephen previously told Parents Magazine of their teenage years.

Fast forward a few years, and the Golden State Warriors point guard finally got the chance to pursue the then-aspiring actress while on a trip to Los Angeles where she was living. During his East Coast visit for the ESPY Awards, Stephen and Ayesha spent the day together as just friends, which later turned romantic.

The couple tied the knot in July 2011, and despite being in their early 20s, they knew it was meant to be.

“I was 23; she was 22. But I knew I had found the right woman and I wanted to start a life with her,” the athlete told Parents. Following their nuptials, Ayesha put her acting career on hold after finding out she was pregnant with their daughter Riley.

“She was a borderline honeymoon baby,” Ayesha explained of how quick things changed for their family. “So that became my next move. I struggled with that for a while.”

While Stephen’s NBA career began to take off, Ayesha found her calling in the culinary world, opening restaurants around the United States, writing cook books and even hosting game shows, including Family Food Fight. Whether it be regular season games or championships, Ayesha is often in the crowd cheering her hubby on, while he does the same for her in her endeavors.

Scroll down to take a look back at Stephen and Ayesha’s relationship timeline!

Early 2000s

“I wasn’t allowed to date in high school,” Ayesha told Parents Magazine. “We always laugh that we were both focused on God.”

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Years Go By

The couple previously opened up about how Ayesha dodged Stephen’s attempt at a first kiss. “He was in mid-conversation and came flying at my face like a thief in the night,” the doting wife told Parents magazine when reflecting on the first time they hung out as adults. “So I was like, ‘No.’ Then I thought, ‘Oh, I didn’t know this is what was happening.’”

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July 2011

Back to where it began! Stephen and Ayesha tied the knot in a beautiful summer ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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July 2012

Family of three! The Curry family grew in July 2012 when Stephen and Ayesha welcomed Riley. The toddler would go on to become a viral sensation after stealing the show during a 2015 NBA finals press conference where she sat on her dad’s lap and entertained the media.

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July 2015

Baby girl No. 2! “The gift of life is truly an indescribable thing,” Ayesha wrote in a blog post shortly after the arrival of their second child. “We were fortunate enough to experience it all over again friday night! Our beautiful little Ryan Carson Curry arrived perfectly healthy and happy!”

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July 2018

Seeing blue! Stephen and Ayesha welcomed their third child — a baby boy — three years after the birth of Ryan. “On this journey, on this quest… protect me.. I’m bless! Canon W. Jack Curry,” Stephen captioned an Instagram picture of the newborn at the time.

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May 2019

Despite having a happy and healthy relationship, Ayesha admitted in a Red Table Talk interview that she often feels insecure about all the attention Stephen receives from other women. After she came under fire for her comments, the athlete took to Instagram to publicly support her. “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,” he wrote alongside a picture of him and his wife. “Way more positive than negative with all of this. Keep being you. I love you.”

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