Dell & Sonya Curry are divorcing after 33 years of marriage, she filed

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It’s well-known that the Currys are a good family. Sonya and Dell Curry met in college, they had successful careers while they raised their three children, and their sons Steph and Seth grew up to be successful professional basketball players. The Currys are an elite family and they are very well-respected in the NBA and beyond. Sonya and Dell have been together 33 g–damn years. Their kids are grown and out of the house and these are the golden years. Except that Sonya and Dell can’t stand each other anymore and she filed for divorce.

Sonya and Dell Curry are ending their marriage, PEOPLE confirms. The parents of NBA stars Stephen and Seth Curry have been separated and Sonya, 55, filed for divorce in North Carolina in June. The pair, who met at Virginia Tech University and wed in 1988, also share daughter Sydel.

“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,” Sonya and Dell, 58, tell PEOPLE. “We are so thankful for all the many blessings and successes! We stay committed to and supportive of our children and grandchildren and will remain on connected paths. We ask that our privacy be respected and prayer for our family as we move forward.”

Golden State Warriors star Stephen, 33, and his wife, Sweet July magazine founder and cookbook author, Ayesha Curry share three children: daughters Riley and Ryan as well as son Canon. Philadelphia 76ers player Seth, 31, shares daughter Carter with his wife Callie Rivers Curry. Sydel, 26, is expecting her first child, a baby boy, with her NBA husband Damion Lee.

Dell was in the NBA from 1986 until 2002 and played for several teams including the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. During his nearly two decades in the league, he was a star guard on the Charlotte Hornets for 10 seasons.

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Sonya and Dell definitely shepherded their sons into successful NBA careers and they were often at their sons’ games. They have even been featured in some of Seth and Steph’s sponsorships and ad campaigns. I’ve always thought that Steph settled down with Ayesha so young because he had his parents’ example of a good, strong marriage and partnership. Anyway, the whole thing is just sad… and a little bit funny. Like, 33 years together and suddenly the grass is greener on the other side? Was there a side piece? Apparently, she was the one who filed. So… yeah. I think he was probably messing around.

This thread was maybe the best thing to happen, please stay past “Do you like tumeric???? Charcoal ice cream??? You better learn to like it” and “You gonna be wearing a ‘hottie’ shirt by Thanksgiving… You better ask your wife to forgive you…You better go listen to lemonade and pray about it.”

Apparently, Sonya is not going to be single for long.

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  1. MissMarirose says:

    That “Bud” thread was hilarious.

    • Charfromdarock says:

      I genuinely laughed out loud at that Bud thread

      “these people are the children of Rihanna, born in the fires of chaos” 😂

      • molly says:

        “You ready to leave your wife of thirty years till you wake up and your body is surrounded by rose quartz and moon water…” HAHAHA.

      • meloroast says:

        Meanwhile i love rose quartz and put turmeric in my coffee so he ain’t wrong! (i however do NOT peg).

      • bitchyarchitect says:

        I am 60% smokey quartz, 30% palo santal and 10% lavender oil. And i’m 52.
        “Go listen to lemonade and pray on it” was my favorite.

    • detritus says:

      Bud. These people are 60% crab leg/ 30% iced coffee/ and 10% vape pen

      I loved the whole thing but also felt a bit called out.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes, it was!!! And I am certain she will never have trouble finding a romantic partner, she is gorgeous!!!!

    • Tate says:

      Saw it this morning. Couldn’t stop laughing 🤣

  2. Lawcatb says:

    Uh, he was a professional basketball player, chances are there were many side pieces. She’s probably just done pretending and wants to spend the rest of her life free and happy.

  3. Becks1 says:

    omg I was just reading that twitter thread after Luvvie shared it. I was dying. charcoal ice cream 😂😂

    It’s sad that they’re divorcing but I don’t think its uncommon actually, maybe not common per se, but I feel like we hear a lot about couples separating amicably after the kids are raised and established and you either don’t have an excuse to stay married (if the marriage was rocky anyway) or you look around you and think, “this is no longer working for me” or something similar.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, sometimes people realize that they’ve grown apart and have different goals now.
      It’s sad when a long marriage like that ends, but hopefully they will both be happy.

    • isabella says:

      Divorce rates actually increase after 20 plus years of marriage. It is a Myth that people don’t divorce after being married for a longtime. I think women wake up and say “enough of this sh*t” and initiate divorce.

  4. EnormousCoat says:

    Sometimes marriages don’t work out because people want different things. I remember my grandmother was contemplating divorce after 40 years because my grandfather refused to do anything to get himself out of a funk and my grandmother was tired of begging him to try anything to make his – and her – life better. And it wasn’t an idle threat: she wanted to be happy and fulfilled. And my friend’s parents divorced a few years after the kids all left home because they discovered that they didn’t really have any common interests anymore and they could not re-ignite their spark. So sometimes, people go down different paths. Thankfully, my grandfather pulled it together and my grandparents enjoyed many more happy years before she died. It isn’t always someone else, though I’m not saying that isn’t the case here. It may be, it may not be.

  5. Lucky Charm says:

    Another pandemic marriage casualty. Just because she filed doesn’t mean he cheated. It does happen, though, that long-term marriages can end for what seems like no reason, but it’s still sad. My grandparents divorced after 45 years of marriage. Wishing them both and their family the best of luck.

    • North of Boston says:

      Yeah, it happens. If my grandmother could have navigated the process, she would have absolutely divorced my grandfather. After decades of sharing her life with an “uproar man” , she just wanted a bit of peace and quiet.

  6. 2lazy4username says:

    After 30 years together and a 2.5 year separation, my husband I finalize our divorce (over zoom!) tomorrow. There were no side pieces or greener grass fantasies; our chapter had simply expired. And even though I am generally much happier now and in a loving, healthy relationship, and I know ending my marriage is the right thing, the undoing of a family and closing of a chapter is still really, really, really sad and I have all kinds of weird, complicated feelings about it. Wishing the Curry family healthy healing. <3

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ 2lazy4username, I am wishing many happy days ahead for you!! As I know that this wasn’t an easy decision to come to, but it seems that you are choosing the right path to take and have weighed the pros and cons seriously, as you seem sad but know it in the end it’s the right decision. May happy days and a loving relationship feed your needs and you have many days of happiness and joy!!

    • ncboudicca says:

      I wish we had FB emojis sometimes – I wanted to hit that “I care” hug-around-a-heart for you. Allow yourself to be sad for what was, because that will help make more room for you to be happy for what is now. Good luck tomorrow!

  7. Renee says:

    After witnessing his flirty behavior at the 2019 Finals in Oakland, I’m gonna say this one is on him. He didn’t behave like a married man is all I’m saying……

  8. SusanRagain says:

    I’ve sat across the breakfast table from a long term partner and the voice in my head kept saying “How much longer before anything gets better?”
    Believe me, sometimes you know when it is time to move on.

  9. detritus says:

    Honestly? Congratulations. I’m happy she identified that she wasn’t happy and is making changes. Their marriage was very successful, and now it’s time for a new chapter.

  10. original_kellybean says:

    Did she marry him when she was a child? That woman doesn’t look like she could have been married for 33 years. She looks fantastic!

  11. candy says:

    The older I get, the more I realize marriages can end pretty much any time for any reason. Relationships change on a daily basis, and it doesn’t take much for the pendulum to swing the other way.

    • Lena says:

      True, and I have to say it, much more likely you won’t be married forever if you marry and
      procreate at 22. You just change so much, not to mention a feeling of maybe you missed out on something because you settled down so young.

      • florencia says:

        Maybe so, but I think a 33-year marriage (and however much longer they were together before marrying) is a success no matter how you spin it! Not everything has to last an entire person’s adult lifetime to be a success (imagine if we felt that way about anything else we do!).

      • ncboudicca says:

        @florencia that is such a good point about measuring success!

    • BothSidesNow says:

      That’s true. The sad part is that I see marriages that should end but they stick it out and the unhappiness is palpable. It’s extremely uncomfortable to be around when couples are unhappy and stay together. It’s courageous to be with someone for 30-40+ years and decide it’s time to let go. Then I see couples married that are perfectly happy living separate lives, with no real love left but stay married out of convenience, or the fact it’s taboo.
      I say live your best life and never settle, as you have the power to be happy!! You don’t need a partner to do it and if you do have a partner, make sure they keep up their end of the deal.

  12. hezzer19 says:



    You don’t have the cholesterol to be out here


    They not eating butter pecan no more…. Blue bell ain’t out here

    I cannot stop laughing!!!

  13. Kfg says:

    Good for her. She probably just wants to be able to relax and not have to be a parent to her husband. She’s gorgeous and she will have plenty of romantic partners if she chooses. I don’t think men realize how marriage doesn’t benefit women the way it benefits men.

    • Normades says:

      Totally. Thus the trend of a lot of older women choosing to live alone while old dudes still want a live in partner.

  14. L4frimaire says:

    OMG that Bud thread was hilarious and accurate! Seriously laughing. He obviously blames the dad. I thought Steph Curry’s parents were older. She’s only 55! No way she’s gonna stay single for long. Seriously it’s sad that a long term marriage ended, especially when they seemed like such a solid family, but we have no idea what’s been going on behind closed doors. I don’t follow them so don’t know of any rumors.

  15. Cisne says:

    *”these people are the children of Rhianna born in the fires of chaos”* Goddam he do the Millennials real bad.😁😆🤣

    Heed the warning- go home and make it right Dell Curry.

  16. Catherine says:

    Sonya is gorgeous