Warriors star Stephen Curry’s parents split when Curry’s mother, Sonya Curry, reportedly filed for divorce from husband Dell.
The Curry couple confirmed the news to People Magazine on Monday after TMZ first reported the split.
“After researching a trial separation last year and giving much thought, we decided to end our marriage. Since this comes with great sadness, our focus and wish is on the continued happiness of our family, ”Sonya and Dell told the magazine. “We are so grateful for all of the many blessings and successes! We remain committed to and support our children and grandchildren and will stay on connected paths. We ask that we respect our privacy and pray for our families as we move forward. ”
The paperwork was filed in June and divorce proceedings are pending, according to the report, which cites North Carolina court records. Details of why Sonya, 55, and Dell, 57, are splitting up are unclear.
The two met as student athletes at Virginia Tech and married in 1988 shortly after Dell was drafted into the NBA in 1986. He played until 2002 and made a name for himself with the Jazz Cavaliers as a skilled shooter, hornets, bucks and raptors.
Sonya was a star volleyball player at Virginia Tech.
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The couple’s first child, Stephen, was born in 1988. Seth Curry, who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, was born in 1990. Their daughter Sydel was born in 1994.
Over the years, the Currys have been the visible parents of Stephen and Seth, often seen cheering on their sons at NBA games. When Stephs Warriors competed against Seth’s Portland Trail Blazers in the 2019 Western Conference finals, Sonya and Dell wore logos for both teams. The Warriors swept the Trail Blazers in that series before falling against the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals.