- Stephen Curry’s mother Sonya has filed for divorce from the Warriors star’s father, former NBA player Dell Curry.
- Within minutes of the announcement scores of NBA fans were shooting their shot at 55-year-old Sonya Curry.
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Stephen Curry’s parents Dell and Sonya Curry revealed on Monday that after being married since 1988 they would be getting a divorce.
Sonya and Dell, 57, met while both were athletes at Virginia Tech, Dell in basketball and Sonya in volleyball. Dell went on to play in the NBA from 1986 to 2002 for the Jazz, Cavaliers, Hornets, Bucks and Raptors.
Sonya, according to TMZ, was the one who filed the divorce papers, on June 14 in North Carolina. No reason for the divorce has yet to be revealed, but the couple did issue a statement to People magazine addressing the split.
“After exploring a trial separation over the past year and much thoughtful consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. As this comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus and desire is for our family’s continued happiness,” it read. “We are so thankful for all the many blessings and successes! We stay committed to and supportive of our children and grandchildren and will remain on connected paths. We ask that our privacy be respected and prayer for our family as we move forward.”
Dell and Sonya garnered much attention back in 2019 when their sons Stephen and Seth played against each other in the Western Conference Finals.
Sonya and Dell reppin’ the split Curry jerseys 🔥😂 pic.twitter.com/hgUgtvoKBy
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 14, 2019
Sonya quickly became one of the most favorite parents of a pro athlete by fans, popularity that was never more apparent than in the hours following the announcement that she was about to become single.
Thirsty dudes everywhere rapidly started shooting their shot at the 55-year-old mother of three.
Me sliding into Sonya Curry's DM's to be Steph Curry's stepdad— Daniel Muro (@dmuro88) August 23, 2021
How Drake bout to be flirting with Sonya Curry after hearing about her and Dell's divorce pic.twitter.com/DH08HwmFY0— 𝙷𝚘𝚘𝚍𝚒𝚎𝙻𝙱𝙹 ➐ (@HoodieLBJ) August 23, 2021
Sonya Curry is divorced & single— 🥶 (@LoyaISideNigga) August 23, 2021
NBA Players to Steph Curry after the game pic.twitter.com/rP7IdyLgmm
Steph’s teammates now that they know Sonya Curry is single pic.twitter.com/YHfGv9vkvN— Original Rich Dollas (@Richie_whatever) August 23, 2021
Steph bout to see me at Sonya Curry house cooking eggs like .. pic.twitter.com/NvzSUliUNA— Dee Williams (@vitamindee3000) August 23, 2021
Breaking: Sonya Curry Mother Of Stephen Curry will be an Unrestricted Free agent tonight at midnight, She’s reportedly interested on having Talks with Mark Jackson And Malik Beasley , Sources Tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/U5IsCArsuW— Hoop Central (@HoopCentralll) August 23, 2021
How all the uncles pullin up now that Sonya Curry is single pic.twitter.com/LkKYWyGeBv— Johnny Buckets (@JohnnyBuckets9) August 23, 2021
Sonya Curry is back outside pic.twitter.com/Rgy3gswXDZ— Clarkbryant (@OfficialCBryant) August 23, 2021
Everyone from age 18-75 in Sonya Curry’s dm like pic.twitter.com/tuCfUq2b6m— Grayson Alexander (@AlexGrayson3) August 23, 2021
You’re so predictable, internet. Never change.