Inside The Cheating Rumors In Steph Curry's Parents' Divorce

Shocking the sports world, Golden State Warriors NBA superstar Steph Curry's mother filed for divorce from father Dell Curry back in June, TMZ reported August 24. Though a court official only told the outlet at the time that the divorce process was still "ongoing," court documents obtained by TMZ later that day reveal she cited "marital misconduct" on Dell's part when she made the filing in North Carolina on June 14. With both their sons being high-profile NBA players (as Stephen's younger brother Seth Curry is the point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers), Sonya and Dell had staked a place in fans' hearts by constantly appearing courtside supporting both sons' games. 

Given the seeming stability of Steph's own charming relationship with wife Ayesha Curry ("I always had my eye on her, but I got a little shaken, for sure," Stephen gushed to Parents Magazine of initially asking Ayesha out), the news of his parents' romantic troubles rocked fans. The revelations in their divorce's court documents only served to heighten the drama — here is the truth behind the cheating rumors behind the two parties' separation. 

Accusations are flying amidst Sonya Curry and Dell Curry's divorce

"This Sonya-Dell Curry divorce is getting messy," one fan tweeted on August 25. And boy, has it. Both Sonya Curry and Dell Curry have now accused the other of extramarital affairs in separate divorce filings, TMZ reported a day earlier. While Sonya's initial June 14 filing only vaguely accused Dell of "marital misconduct," Dell's own filing in-kind painted a different narrative of where their union went wrong. Accusing Sonya of multiple "acts of illicit sexual misconduct," including cheating with ex-New England Patriots player Steven Johnson, per TMZ, Dell alleged that since Sonya was cohabitating with another man, he should be exempt from paying her alimony. 

Sonya didn't restrain herself in her comeback, now making explicit that Dell's previously alleged "marital misconduct" comprised of acts of infidelity with several women throughout the course of their marriage, which per TMZ, lasted from 1988 to, according to Sonya, March 2020. The former Mrs. Curry also maintained that although she was dating, she lived on her own due to Dell booting her from their house. 

Sonya claimed it was only out of "one final act of trying to protect [Dell] and family from possible public exposure and scrutiny" that she didn't open up more explicitly prior. However, Twitter seems heavily on Dell's side, with one Twitter user musing, "Poor Dell Curry. Sonya cheated on him & broke his heart," and another stating, "Sonya Curry got some nerve."

Sonya Curry and Dell Curry were 'exploring a trial separation'

When Sonya Curry and Dell Curry confirmed they were ending their 33-year marriage in a statement to People, they also revealed that they had been exploring the option for a while. "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," the soon-to-be-ex couple wrote. They also said they were "thankful for all the many blessings and successes" and that they would "stay committed to and supportive of our children and grandchildren and will remain on connected paths." They then asked the public for "privacy" and "prayer." 

This might explain why the former couple's breakup timeline is confusing — they were living apart and perhaps exploring different relationships amid the separation. However, the split is definitely messier than they hoped it would be, which leads many to wonder how this, despite their support, will affect their children — particularly their NBA star son Steph Curry who has previously voiced how he feels about people talking badly about his family.

Steph Curry isn't letting his parents' drama get to him

Just days after his parents revealed they were getting a divorce, Steph Curry reemerged looking completely unbothered by the news. He appeared to be on the golf course on August 24, the same day the TMZ report about Sonya Curry and Dell Curry hit the web. As seen in a video posted to his Instagram, the Golden State Warriors player did not let the cheating allegations and family drama get in the way of work. Steph has since also shared two other social media posts — one to announce the Curry Family Women's Athletics Initiative and another to congratulate a young basketball team's win.

It's unclear how Steph really feels about his parents' split, but it seems unlikely that he's concerning himself with all the negative headlines. After all, he's previously addressed how he copes with bad press and fan heckling. "I think it's kind of stupid, to be honest," he told reporters in 2019 (via TSN). "But we handle all that stuff with class and try to ignore it the best we can. And if they get something out of it, so be it. But it doesn't affect us at all in terms of what we're trying to do and how we carry ourselves ... as people that represent us and our families as well."