Ayesha Curry is continuing to be one of our favourite celebrity moms thanks to her commitment to keeping it real. The mom of three is preparing to open her third restaurant, while continuing to sell her cookware at Macy’s and Walmart, work as a brand ambassador for CoverGirl and the Honest Company and produce and host the upcoming food competition series Family Food Fight. Somehow, she has also found the time to also conduct interviews and make moms everywhere feel seen. Mom Energy is the original BDE.
Speaking with WorkingMother.com, Curry, who is married to NBA star and Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry, revealed that after giving birth to her first daughter Ryan, she suffered undiagnosed postpartum depression. The PPD caused Curry to feel self-conscious about her post-baby body and led the entrepreneur to have breast augmentation surgery that didn’t go as planned.
“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while. It came in the form of me being depressed about my body,” says Curry. “So I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want. I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet. They’re worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again, but I’m an advocate of if something makes you happy, who cares about the judgment?”
The bestselling cookbook author said she made the decision after months of breastfeeding, which many moms know can alter the look of their breasts. Plus, hormones after delivering a human are real and they are intense. We definitely understand Curry’s choice to have plastic surgery and we love that she’s being open about her experience and steadfast in her stance to not pass any judgement. By sharing her experience, Curry can hopefully help other moms who may be thinking of going under the knife after giving birth. Childbirth is a trauma. It’s beautiful and amazing, but also traumatic on many levels.
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It’s so hard to believe that today was my actual due date! Our little man decided to make his grand appearance super early at 36 wks completely healthy and for that we are forever grateful! It’s been an interesting 3 ish weeks settling in to being a family of 5! The girls have been but a dream. There have been lots of ups and downs though on my end. Wrapping my head around the fact that he was already here, struggles with nursing(which I hadn’t experienced in the past) and of course coming to the realization that I do in fact only have two hands and what seems like half a brain 😌😆. Just keeping it real, you lose a little bit with each baby and it never comes back ahah! I’m full of emotion today and just trying to soak in all of this new baby goodness because time feels like it’s flying already! Anyone else can’t get enough of that new baby smell?! 🤱🏽😍
The 30-year-old mogul also revealed that she suffered through hyperemesis gravidarum with her third child Canon in 2018, the same extreme morning sickness that plagued Kate Middleton and Amy Schumer. “I was there, but I wasn’t there,” says Curry. “There was a point when I had a PICC line in my arm, and had to walk around with a medicine pump bag attached to me. Not only did I fall back a year from work, I feel like I fell back a year on motherhood.”
Sharing her experience, Curry says she takes some comfort knowing that moms everywhere are going through similar struggles. “Knowing everyone is going through the same thing. But I don’t think the mom guilt ever goes away. If I don’t pick up my kids from school one day, I feel guilty. It’s just the name of the game.”
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This is me throwing a pair of spanx in a Marie Kondo-Esque bin. “Does it spark joy?” I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out. Seeing as how it’s mental health awareness month I really want to take the time to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it’s YOUR truth. And that’s okay! If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr 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. If you get a chance to watch the actual RTT and not the headlines and rumors please do! There is so much more depth to the talk and our family is grateful to @jadapinkettsmith for giving us the opportunity to bond together. As women let’s continue to uplift, empower and not suppress and compress our feelings and thoughts, as fleeting as some of them may be 😏. Love to you all! Go FIND YOUR JOY and SPEAK YOUR TRUTH unapologetically. 🙏🏽(that’s all-Miranda voice)
Curry is not only helping women feel more empowered and seen with her words, but also with her physical representation for major brands. The Toronto native is of Jamaican, African, Chinese and Polish descent and says that her inclusion in beauty ads is not only important for her daughters to see, but women everywhere. “My own community needs to embrace everyone better. Sometimes I feel like I’m too black for the white community, but I’m not black enough for my own community. That’s a hard thing to carry. That’s why my partnership with CoverGirl was special for me because I felt like I didn’t fit the mold [of a CoverGirl],” says Curry. “I’m not in the entertainment industry, in the traditional sense. I’m not thin; I’m 170 pounds on a good day. It’s been a journey for me, and that’s why I want my girls to understand who they are—and to love it.”
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Bucket list! I was able to see my @covergirl digital billboard yesterday in TIMES SQUARE 😱 To think that on the day we filmed this I was overwhelmed, overtired as a third time mom (Canon was maybe 2.5 months). Pumping and nursing every chance I could get in between breaks and trying to find my own type of balance and confidence to get me through that day. This for me is a moment of strength and personal accomplishment. I know we’re talking about lipstick here. But I hope all the mamas in the world see this and realize that “WE CAN DO IT” whatever your “it” is. Sometimes what we think are our weaknesses end up turning into our strengths and are the complete DNA of our super mama, super hero capes (flaws and all). Thank you everyone for being on this journey with me! 😭😍🤗 #iamwhatimakeup #mompreneur