Steph Curry's Wife on Scene-Stealing Daughter: "I Wouldn't Change a Thing"
The Golden State Warriors star's wife, Ayesha, wrote an op-ed for 'Time' about how to parent a viral superstar like their 2-year-old, Riley.
As the Golden State Warriors took on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals Thursday night, all eyes were on Riley Curry, the 2-year-old daughter of Warriors guard Steph Curry, who has risen to viral stardom since the beginning of the playoffs.
Riley accompanied her dad to his post-game press conferences during the Warriors' playoff run, and her antics got nationwide attention on the Internet: she told her dad to "be quiet," sang Drake lyrics and was caught giving an employee her gum before going behind a curtain to play.
In a new op-ed for Time, Riley's mom Ayesha says the family is continuing to try to keep things in perspective, as the Warriors continue their quest for the championship and their 2-year-old becomes the talk of the sports world. Ayesha writes that the family is still making time for bedtime stories, games, horseback riding, swimming and other regular activities with Riley.
"We also do what we can to make sure that non-game days are still regimented," Ayesha writes.
As for Riley's scene-stealing antics at her dad's press conferences, Ayesha says, "I wouldn’t change a thing."
"I thought it was beautiful for him not to push his daddy duties to the bottom of the list just because all eyes were on him. I believe you should let your children be children, and don’t be afraid to be a parent, regardless of who’s watching," she writes. "We are also extremely proud that in spite of some criticism, Riley was able to share in that experience with her father and bring joy and laughter into the lives and homes of many all over the world."
Ayesha says she hopes Riley continues to be "vibrant, spunky and full of life" into adulthood. She hasn't stopped yet.
Riley went viral again after Game 1, with Vines of her imitating her dad's signature chest bump before the game and her doing a victory dance after the Warriors' win making the rounds online.
Check out both of those Vines below.