Ayesha Curry seems to be everywhere these days 鈥 including in Sonoma, CA for a photoshoot, where we hung out with her last聽week. With all the buzz from her husband Stephen Curry鈥檚 team being in the NBA playoffs to the buzz she鈥檚 created herself with her strong, public support of him after he was ejected from Game 6, Ayesha has a lot going on right now. Here鈥檚 what we learned from spending all day on a shoot with Mrs. Curry and daughters Riley (three) and Ryan (one next month!).


1. Ayesha is a walking, talking Pinterest board (in a super good way). The creative momma was buzzing with cooking hacks, beauty tips and recipe secrets all day; her mind is like IRL聽Pinterest. It鈥檚 kind of amazing. One tidbit she shared was figuring out a last-minute meal to make when she hosted her brother鈥檚 new (vegan!) girlfriend for dinner. Her description of the eggplant succotash she whipped up with ingredients she had around the house had us all straight up salivating.

There are def celebs out there who portray a Pinterest-perfect image of themselves in public, even though they really aren鈥檛 that creatively minded IRL. Ayesha is not that person. The food blogger/wonder woman mom/amazing wife/lifestyle lady is not just a persona she鈥檚 playing up 鈥 it鈥檚 who she really is.

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2. Ayesha is responsible for Steph鈥檚 (and the Curry family鈥檚) healthy habits. Ayesha is pretty聽proud of refining聽Steph鈥檚 junk food ways. 鈥淲hen we first started dating back in college, he was a pizza and chicken tenders kind of guy,鈥 she told me. 鈥淣ow he鈥檚 broadened his palate. I feel like I have something to do with that.鈥 We bet.

We could see that health was a clear priority of Ayesha鈥檚 on the shoot and in her and her family鈥檚 lives beyond. The project she鈥檚 working on with Sonoma Brands, an innovative food incubator local to the Bay Area, is health-focused, so the food on set was suuuper healthy. It was definitely not typical of what鈥檚 usually served at all-day photoshoots 鈥 there were no potato chips, cheeseburgers or soda at this craft service, y鈥檃ll. Think coconut chips, prosciutto-wrapped honeydew, fruit salad, fresh veggies, coconut water and juice.

3. The Ayesha Curry you see on TV actually looks glam by accident. Ayesha is not a lady who has a ton of time (or interest, TBH) to primp and prep 鈥 she鈥檚 more of a 10-minute makeup routine kind of gal. When you do see her looking extra gorg, it鈥檚 probably a total coincidence. 鈥淚 luck out on days when I have my makeup done,鈥 she told me. 鈥淚鈥檒l go to a game and be like, 鈥極h yeah, I got my makeup done, I look like this all the time!鈥欌 I loved that聽she was real about not 鈥渨aking up like this.鈥

4. The Currys are kind of the perfect fam. Okay, no one is perfect 鈥 but they are the most creative famous fam we鈥檝e hung out with in a long time/ever. It鈥檚 unlikely you鈥檇 find the Curry clan聽binging TV shows and being couch potatoes. Ayesha told me that she and her family love playing the app Heads Up!, a techy twist on charades, but we barely saw Riley with her mom鈥檚 phone in hand. Get real, that鈥檚 rare for a three-year-old these days.

During the shoot, Riley was coloring nonstop, super intent on trying to stay inside the lines to create a fridge-worthy masterpiece. When she wasn鈥檛 busy coloring, Riley was flexing her musical muscles by tickling the ivories on a piano that happened to be at the shoot while singing the ABCs. It was hard not to melt, trust me.

5. Family means EVERYTHING to Ayesha. At the shoot, Ayesha鈥檚 (stunning) mom was on set all day, doting on Riley and Ryan when they weren鈥檛 on camera 鈥 it was really touching to see how natural it was for the whole family to be involved in Ayesha鈥檚 project. The girls were playing together, learning (I overheard Ayesha giving Riley a mini math lesson) and genuinely having fun during the day.

Steph also made sure to show his support for his wife and girls even though he wasn鈥檛 physically there 鈥 it was, you know, kind of a busy/important week for him with the playoffs and all. He FaceTimed Ayesha before lunchtime, and when she saw him calling, she got giddy. It was seriously adorable to witness.

Throughout our interview, it was sweet to hear her bring it back to Steph in so many different parts of our conversation. Whether we were discussing date night in the Curry household (which, after Game 5, was super low-key and involved their favorite *other* game, old school Mario Kart), Ayesha鈥檚 favorite meals to whip up or how she preps for a game night, it was apparent that Steph (and her entire family) is everything to her and always top of mind. Seeing her Tweets from Thursday night in defense of her husband mirror her always supportive attitude when it comes to the Curry clan. Her passion for her family, shown by steadfastly having Steph鈥檚 back after he was ejected from the game on June 16, comes from her being a praiseworthy mom and partner. After seeing this genuine side of her, I can honestly say I鈥檇 expect nothing less than to see her say and do anything to support her husband. (Can we talk about that Father鈥檚 Day message on Instagram? <3)

6. Riley is destined for stardom. It鈥檚 good that Riley has a strong family foundation, because we would not be surprised if we see her own name in lights some day. You guys have seen her at press conferences, so just imagine her at a photoshoot. The girl is a total natural in front of any camera 鈥 from my iPhone camera where I snapped her playing the piano to a pro camera that had her posing on command. Somehow, at three years old, she can smize (smile with your eyes, duh), strut her stuff and totally captivate on camera.

Even though Riley looks ready for her own show on the Disney channel any day now, throughout the shoot, she was also the best big sister to little Ryan. All day, I never witnessed聽a meltdown during the shoot (a day that can make聽your average adult crew member a bit cranky). She went with the flow without any of the 鈥 let鈥檚 be real 鈥 brattiness that can be associated with kids that age. Whether she was literally jumping up and down next to the photographer to get Ryan to giggle on camera or playing with her while Ayesha was busy, their bond is precious and TOTALLY adorable.

Whether she鈥檚 supporting Steph at a game, playing chauffeur to her daughters or whipping up pan steaks in the kitchen, Ayesha is an admirably well-rounded boss聽who balances being a wife, mom and entrepreneur well, but clearly never forgets what is most important to her: family.

Do you follow the Curry fam off the court? Are you tuning in to Game 7? Tweet us your thoughts @BritandCo!

(Featured photo via JB Lacroix/Getty, Parade photo via Stephen Lam/Getty)