Her ascent into the food world was accelerated when her daughter, Riley, adorably stole hearts
with her outspoken personality during post-game press conferences last year. America fell head over heels for the whole Curry family
, drawing more eyes to their CSN Bay Area show Cookin' With The Currys
and landing both husband and wife dozens of parenting interviews about raising Riley and their newest addition, now 14-month-old daughter, Ryan.
The self-taught cook has also slowly built a major social-media following (she's got a cool 4.2 million Instagram followers) with playful dubsmashes, cooking videos, and funny tweets. Yep: There she was, a virtuous young face new to the harsh lights of celebrity.
Anyone who understands the ruthless landscape of social media could have predicted it wouldn't be long before the Twittersphere turned Curry into a caricature. Her December tweet
— "Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like to keep the good stuff covered up for the one who matters" — launched a thousand memes; she was accused of slut-shaming and an image of her smiling face in the kitchen was paired with judgmental statements like, "This recipe is quick and easy, just like you trendy women that don't wear clothes," and, "I think you all will enjoy my recipes, because unlike you gals, I don't put just anything in my mouth."
But Curry swears she took it all in stride. "Honestly, I just thought it was so funny that people made up this persona of me while I was at home confused as heck," she says. "I've realized social media is not a great way to show your personality, because it never comes across as what it truly is. But I just got to keep doing me. I think in time people will get to know me."
Despite being burned by the meme machine, Curry stays true to what she believes in. She earnestly mentions her faith in God multiple times — a topic many celebrities tend to avoid during interviews — and when I ask her views on Colin Kaepernick choosing to kneel during the national anthem
, she keeps it real.
"Look, that took a lot of courage," she says. "He is definitely raising awareness and he's entitled to express himself however he wants. But I personally choose to stand because, I mean — we have a Black president. I’m proud of our country. Yes, we have got some major
things to work on, but ultimately, we live here. So for me, I’ll probably find another way to use my voice."