“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while,” Curry explained in the magazine’s June/July issue. “It came in the form of me being depressed about my body. So, I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want.”
“I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet,” she candidly continued. “They’re worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again, but I’m an advocate of, if something makes you happy, who cares about the judgment?”
Not letting other people’s judgement stand in her way is something Curry has also learned to do in her professional life. She has her own line of meal kits and cookware, a restaurant chain with acclaimed chef, Michael Mina, wrote a book and is producer and host of ABC’s upcoming series, Family Food Fight.
While she believes many people think she has only found success “because of my husband’s income,” she noted that he hasn’t invested in her business.
And, it hasn’t been easy forging a career in the competitive food industry.
“When my career was starting to take off, this male reporter bashed me on live television, saying I should be more like the other [basketball] players’ wives,” she reflected. “He literally said, ‘They sit there, they don’t cause any problems, and they look pretty.’”
“Why am I not allowed to have a passion and a dream and a voice?” she continued. “That started a fire in me. I could not be stopped, and I wanted to prove myself. Now the conversation has shifted. Stephen doesn’t get any negative [questions] about me. Especially in the Bay Area, people say to him, ‘I like her food a lot,’ and that’s been special for me.”
During the interview, Curry also talked about the struggles she has faced finding her place while being part Jamaican and Chinese (from her mom) and part Polish and African American from her dad. She said becoming an ambassador for CoverGirl helped her embrace her differences.
“Sometimes I feel like I’m too black for the white community, but I’m not black enough for my own community,” she said. “That’s a hard thing to carry. That’s why my partnership with CoverGirl was special for me because I felt like I didn’t fit the mold [of a CoverGirl.] I’m not in the entertainment industry, in the traditional sense. I’m not thin -- I’m 170 pounds on a good day. It’s been a journey for me, and that’s why I want my girls to understand who they are -- and to love it.”