Ayesha Curry regrets overexposing her daughter Riley to social media when she was younger
Ayesha Curry regrets bringing her eldest daughter into the public eye so much.
Riley, now 10, was a subject of media attention as a very young child, appearing at her dad's games.
In Insider's May 2023 cover story, Curry said none of her kids have social-media accounts or cell phones now.
Ayesha Curry said that she regrets overexposing her eldest daughter, Riley, to the public and social media as a younger child — and now, she mostly keeps her kids out of the spotlight.
Curry is Insider's May 2023 cover star, profiled by Muna Mire and photographed by Lia Clay Miller. She spoke with Insider about raising her children in the burgeoning world of social media as a celebrity parent, and said that she now wishes she would have done things differently.
"When the social media thing started, nobody knew what that was going to become," Curry told Mire. "If we had known back in the day just how chaotic it would make life, I don't think we would've done it. But we were just genuinely living our lives back then. And we thought, 'This is our kid. We're bringing our kid along.'"
Curry and her husband, NBA star Stephen Curry, share three children: Riley, 10, Ryan, 7, and Canon, 4. Curry brought Riley along with her to some of her husband's games earlier in his career with the Golden State Warriors — and people took notice. Riley, at age 2, surprised her father by joining him for a post-game press conference in 2015, and celebrated with her family at a postgame celebration in 2016.
Now, Curry told Insider that she's more deliberate about keeping her kids offline. She said none of them have social-media accounts or cell phones in order to prevent them from seeing information about their parents or family online. Still, she tries to let them have new experiences while also protecting them.
"Where's the middle ground, where we're strict, but we're also allowing our kids to experience life?" Curry said, of discussions she has with her husband. "We're trying to figure out what that balance is. Just kind of learn as you go, right?"
To read Insider's May digital cover story, starring Ayesha Curry, written by Muna Mire, click here.
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