Who are Stephen Curry’s parents Sonya and Dell Curry and why are they getting divorced?

FANS of the Curry basketball dynasty were shocked to hear the matriarch and patriarch of the famous family are getting divorced.

News broke in August 2021 that NBA hero Stephen Curry’s mom and dad Sonya and Dell have split for good.


Stephen Curry with his dad and mom, Dell and SonyaCredit: Getty

Who are Stephen Curry’s parents Sonya and Dell Curry?

Dad Dell played in the NBA from 1986 until 2002 in various teams such as the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors. 

He was also a star guard on the Charlotte Hornets for 10 seasons.

Since 2009 he has been a commentator on Hornets TV broadcasts.

Mom Sonya is an educator and founder of Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dell and Sonya wed in 1998 but split in 2021


Dell and Sonya wed in 1998 but split in 2021Credit: Getty

The pair met at Virginia Tech University while she was doing a recruiting visit to the school.

Curry and Dell married in 1988 while he was playing in the National Basketball Association.

Why are they getting divorced?

The couple had been married for over three decades before announcing their split.

Sonya and Dell released a statement to People about their decision to file for divorce, saying: “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. 

“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. 

Adding: “We ask that our privacy be respected and prayer for our family as we move forward.”

Do they have any other kids?

The couple have three children including Stephen.

His brother Seth is also a basketball player, while their sister Sydel is a former college volleyball player.

Aside from their three children, the couple also share five grandchildren: Riley, Ryan, Canon, Carter, and a baby boy due in November 2021.

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