The Untold Truth Of Steph Curry's Kids

Steph Curry and Ayesha Curry have quite a storybook life. They first met as a couple of church-going teens, fell hard for each other years later, and have achieved celebrity status side by side, rising to become one of the world's most accomplished and recognized power couples.

Of all that these two have achieved (and this list is very extensive), the sports star and the cooking star sure seem to be most proud of the beautiful family they have created. To date, the Currys have three darling kids: Riley, Ryan, and Canon Curry (it remains to be seen if that number will be changing in the years to come). When asked about plans to expand the brood, Steph told ET in 2019, "I guess you can never say we're done unless you do something to fix that, but right now, we are very happy and content with our family."

And while the trio is all still very young, they are already starting to show the world that they are destined to be more than just kids of famous parents. 

Riley Curry arrived earlier than expected

Ayesha Curry and Steph Curry found out they were expecting a few months after tying the knot. At the time, Ayesha was trying to get the ball rolling on her acting career, but she switched gears once she got pregnant with Riley Curry. As Ayesha told Parents (via Parade), "She was a borderline honeymoon baby. So that became my next move. I struggled with that for a while." Though she didn't expect to become a parent until later down the road, she embraced motherhood and became a successful food blogger. And, as we all know, that food blog turned into a culinary empire. Suffice to say, things worked out.  

Riley seems to have a penchant for fast and furious arrivals; her dad nearly missed her entrance into the world because she arrived so swiftly. "Riley came so fast that I almost didn't have time to get my scrubs on," the basketball great revealed to Graham Bensinger. Her birth changed her parents' lives and their outlooks. As Steph told Besinger, "It puts everything into perspective. I've don't ever have a bad day knowing you're gonna go home, have a wife and daughter, you know, to enjoy life with." Being a megafamous NBA star is something most of us can only dream about, but that's not to say it's an easy gig — and Steph's family has been a source of comfort and support through the highs and lows. "When you have a bad game or you lose, it used to be my world," he said. Now, his wife and kids are his world. 

Riley Curry officiated her parents' vow renewal

Steph and Ayesha Curry celebrated ten years of wedded bliss On July 30, 2021. That September, Ayesha shared on Instagram that in honor of the milestone, they held an intimate family renewal ceremony. The ceremony's officiant was none other than the Currys' firstborn daughter, Riley Curry. "A couple of weeks ago, @stephencurry30 surprised me with the most beautiful vow renewal ceremony. He even picked out my dress for me and had it waiting. Our big girl Riley officiated, and Ryan and Canon walked me through the grass of our backyard," she gushed. 

Of course, they did not wait until September to post about their July anniversary. A couple days after the big day, Ayesha wrote on Instagram, "My love! My adventure partner! My best friend! My confidant! My baby daddaaaay! My everything! 10 years married y'all. It has felt like the blink of an eye." In addition to the sweet Instagram posts and the sweet vow renewal, Ayesha and Steph celebrated their decade-long union with a trip to Tanzania

While spending time with their whole family is obviously a top priority for Ayesha and Steph, they also value spending time as a couple, à la their anniversary vacation. As Ayesha explained to Hello Giggles, "Putting ourselves first, and making sure that we make time for date nights and for each other. ... Because ultimately, when our relationship is good, the kids are happy and they're thriving and our family life is good."

One Curry kid has zero interest in basketball

The Currys are a basketball dynasty. Steph Curry and brother Seth Curry both play in the NBA, as did their father, Dell Curry. Knowing this, one would assume that Steph and Ayesha Curry's kids would enter the realm of balling as soon as they could toddle onto the court. A few might follow in the family's footsteps judging from impressive Instagram footage, but as of now, at least one of their kids has zero interest in the game.

Oldest child Riley Curry is in no hurry to carry on her family's legacy, at least not where basketball is concerned. As Steph told Rachel Nichols, his daughter is particular about why basketball is not in her future plans. "My oldest, I asked her if she wanted to play basketball, and it was a firm no. I asked her why and she said she doesn't want to get hurt because she's seen me have so many injuries and coming home with the hand cast and the butt pad and sprained ankles and all that. So I said, 'I'm sorry I scared you away from the game on that front.'"

However, it sounds like Ryan Curry and Canon Curry may be a little more open to the idea of getting into the family business. "They're definitely interested and they're obsessed with the game, so we'll see how it goes," he shared. 

Riley Curry is pure entertainment

In 2015, Steph Curry pulled off a 110-106 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The win was a big one, but it was quickly overshadowed by the basketball legend's pint-sized tot with a massive personality. The always adorable Riley Curry sat with her pop at the postgame press conference and achieved a whole new level of adorableness during her short time in front of the camera. All eyes were on Riley. The highlights include Riley telling her dad mid-answer to pipe down, climbing under the table cloth, and waving at the audience. During another postgame presser, Riley charmed the reporters with exaggerated yawns, a reference to a Big Sean song, and a dramatic return to the stage involving the curtain. And come on, who can get over the time she let the reporters know she had her eye on them before her dad gave his MVP acceptance speech in 2016

"She's got a great sense of humor," Steph told Parents (via PopSugar). "Now she's the star of the family. If we go somewhere without her, the first question people ask us is, 'Where's Riley?'"

Aside from her candid on-camera vibes, she has done modeling for Freshly Picked and has a thing for belting out Hamilton tunes while driving in the car with dad. She might not be meant for the basketball court, but she is certainly meant for the limelight in some capacity.

The Curry kids created handshakes with their dad

Parents and children have those little special somethings that they share, just the pair of them. Second-born Curry kid Ryan and her famous father, Steph Curry, have a little move that is just between them. The duo has a secret handshake that is about the cutest thing ever, and they debuted it for the world to see at a ballgame in 2022. In the clip, which naturally made the Twitter rounds, mom Ayesha Curry looks surprised to witness the choreographed moves her daughter and husband cooked up.  

Ryan Curry isn't the only Curry to share a handshake with Steph. As "Good Morning America" noted in 2016, he and eldest daughter, Riley Curry, created their own little routine, too. What's more, he has a sweet pregame ritual with wife Ayesha as well, but it doesn't involve an elaborate handshake routine. The couple told Parents (via CBS) that ahead of each game, they connect via their matching arrow tattoos. "I smack my tattoo and she does the same," Steph shared. 

Canon Curry's name was years in the making

Born in 2018, Canon Wardell Jack Curry is Steph Curry and Ayesha Curry's youngest child and only son. While his first name is not a family name, it is one that resonates with the NBA star. The name not only means "official of the church" but is derived from "Cana," which means "wolf cub." It seemed like just the fit. Per NBC Sports, Papa Steph said, "I like the ingredients of that, a lot of research. It's not a dramatic story, but we like the name and the meanings behind it." The middle name Wardell is a nod to Steph's father, Wardell "Dell" Curry. 

Steph and Ayesha had the name in their back pocket for some time, but wouldn't use it until their third kid arrived. "We fell in love with the name. We didn't know anybody with that name, and we thought it was special," Ayesha told People, noting that it was actually on their baby name shortlist before eldest child Riley Curry was born. "So seven years later, we finally got to use it."

Riley Curry loves being a big sister

After the arrival of baby number three, there were new dynamics and roles within the Curry family. Everyone had some adjusting to do, and that includes his older siblings. According to mom Ayesha Curry, firstborn child Riley Curry became a big help when Canon Curry arrived. "Riley, she's the second mom in the house," Steph Curry revealed to ET. "She's all about taking care of Canon and trying to feed him. She's even trying to change diapers now. All those little things make it special — watching her grow up and to have the awareness of like, she's got to be a big, older sister."

Of course, Riley is no stranger to being the big sister, as she was two years old when Ryan Curry was born. While Ryan might have stolen some of mom and dad's attention at the time, Riley was all about having a little sibling. As mom Ayesha told the world on her personal blog (via PopSugar), "Stephen, Riley, and I are enjoying this gorgeous gift from God and basking in the present! Riley is completely enamored with her little sister and has taken on her role as big sister beautifully. I am already so proud of her!" 

The Curry kids are honored by their famous parents via ink

Ayesha and Steph Curry love their three kiddos deeply, and they are wonderful at finding ways to honor them. One way they have paid homage to their kids and each one's budding personality is through ink. After all, Steph is, as the AP noted, the guy who did a whole college project about the significance of tattoos when working toward earning his sociology degree. It should come as no surprise that his little ones inspired him to hit the tat parlor.

The married duo is no stranger to ink with meaning, but the three little renderings that look like animals carved out of jewels are extra special, as each aspect of the tattoos represents something about each Curry kid. Mom Ayesha explained the deep significance on her Instagram account: "Canon will always be our young wolf. Ryan, our butterfly (this one makes me cry with joy just thinking about it), and Riley, our horse (free-spirited, which we turned into a unicorn because she's our magical firstborn)."

When the Currys made the decision to get the tattoos, they turned to none other than esteemed Daniel Winter, better known as Winterstone. Only the best ink for the best parents these three kids could have ever hoped for.

Little Canon Curry is a 'boy's boy' all the way

Ayesha Curry and Steph Curry's third child Canon Curry looks just like his daddy — although his mom told Ellen DeGeneres she tends to think the little guy shares her face. What's more, he's already figuring out his interests. "He is into– he's such a boy's boy," she said. "So chucking toys at me, bullying his sisters, playing basketball, of course."

Ayesha went on to say that her son got her ball dribbling skills from her, but it is pretty evident from the Instagram video she shared that her youngest child is her hubby's clone and protege to his core. As only a tot, Canon Curry is seen dribbling not one but two basketballs in the family's home. Pretty impressive work there, little guy.

Speaking of impressive, the littlest Curry is already no stranger to the winner's circle. After Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Championship, Steph and Canon posed with trophies for Ayesha's Instagram. "God is good... all the time. My dudes," she wrote. 

All Curry kids share a birthday month

July is a big month in Steph Curry and Ayesha Curry's household. Oldest child Riley Curry was born on July 19, 2012, and almost three years to the day, Ryan Curry arrived: Steph and Ayesha's second eldest was born on July 10, 2015. Little Canon is unique in that he is the only boy in the pack and the last kiddo to arrive, but when it comes to birthday months, he's just like his sisters: He was born on July 2, 2018. Parents Steph and Ayesha Curry also got hitched in July, meaning this is truly a month full of reasons for the famous family to celebrate.

Having her beautiful children share a birth month served as inspiration for mom Ayesha Curry's quarterly publication "Sweet July." After listing all of the special family moments that happened in the month of July,  she shared in Instagram post, "It's the time in my life where I find I have the most joy and excitement. I wanted to carry that through every day and simply honor and find gratitude in the big and the small moments."

Canon Curry thought his dad was a pro golfer

In 2020 and 2021, Steph Curry played a little less basketball than usual. Not only did the NBA's schedule go through some starts and stops due to Covid-19, but his Golden State Warriors didn't make the playoffs either year. So, a lot of golf was going on. And, evidently, he hit the links so much that his son, Canon Curry, assumed that was his job. As Ayesha Curry told Ellen DeGeneres, "For the longest time, he thought his dad was a golfer because of the pandemic and there was no basketball in season. So he's just now realizing that his dad and his uncles play basketball. So that's been new and exciting for us." 

So Steph Curry is one of the biggest names in basketball, among the most decorated athletes of current times, and a record-breaking three-point shooter, but to Canon Curry, he is just another dad who likes to spend time out on the golf course. Maybe in future years Canon and Steph Curry will be able to enjoy playing basketball and swinging golf clubs together.

It feels safe to assume there's no confusion about what his dad does for work now. In 2022, Canon got to watch his dad win his fourth NBA Championship and be crowned the Finals MVP