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Actress and activist Gabrielle Union wants folks to back up off Steph Curry’s wife Ayesha Curry as the NBA wife continues to spill the contents of her soul into the public sphere.
Union, 46, the star of “Being Mary Jane” and the upcoming Baby Boy spinoff “L.A.’s Finest,” said enough shade has been thrown Curry’s way in the aftermath of her jolting comments about being irritated at the lack of male attention being thrown her way.
The wife of NBA legend Dwyane Wade told BuzzFeed News that Curry, 30, “was honest and she told her truth, and no matter what your truth is, there are going to be people who do not like it.”
As a quick reminder, Ayesha Curry appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s phenomenally-successful Facebook Watch show “Red Table Talk” with the rest of the Curry women. On that now-famous episode, Ayesha Curry made this inflammable revelation:
“Something that really bothers me, and honestly has given me a sense of a little bit of insecurity, is the fact that there are all these women throwing themselves [at him]. But me, like, the past 10 years, I don’t have any of that,” she said on Red Table Talk. “I have zero — this sounds weird — but, like, male attention, and so then I begin to internalize it, and I’m like, ‘Is something wrong with me?'”
As a woman who has partaken in multiple discussion groups on this topic, Union said “there was not one mother who did not understand what she was talking about.”
Union also said the haters jumped the gun on Curry and did not “care to try to understand her perspective,” adding that when she joined group chats about Curry’s words, men would ask: “But did she have to say it publicly?”
“I said, ‘But if she doesn’t share her truth publicly there’s a lot of other people that are out there feeling like they’re alone on an island when really that island is over-crowded,’” Union said, according to BuzzFeed.
“I would always rather err on the side of truth and transparency and authenticity and let the chips fall where they may, then hold onto my journey when I could be helping other people,” Union said. “So when we put it all in perspective, Ayesha’s talking about her truth and how she feels.”
Union added that folks need to learn to disagree with someone else’s truth without trashing that person who was brave enough to share their authentic feelings.