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Steph Curry and wife Ayesha announce fourth pregnancy with bump-baring photoshoot

The NBA star and cookbook author already share two daughters and one son

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Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
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Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha have made the surprising announcement that they are expecting their fourth child. 

The NBA star, 35, and the cookbook author, 34, shared their happy news in the new issue of Sweet July Magazine, with Ayesha posing with her blossoming bare baby bump on display. 

The couple are already parents to daughters Riley, 11, Ryan, eight, and son Canon, five, and admitted they "thought we were done" having children. 

Riley Elizabeth Curry, Stephen Curry, Canon W. Jack Curry, Ayesha Curry and Ryan Carson Curry attend Eat. Learn. Play.'s 10th Annual Christmas with the Currys Celebration at The Bridge Yard on December 11, 2022 in Oakland, California© Getty
Steph and Ayesha are already parents to three children

However, Ayesha confessed that they decided last year to grow their family again as they felt "somebody was missing" from their brood. 

In the accompanying interview, Ayesha revealed that their fourth child will be their last, which has encouraged her to slow down to enjoy her pregnancy. 

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"One of the biggest differences is a new understanding that this really does pass by in the blink of an eye," she said. 

"And in the blink of an eye, it could also all be taken away. That's encouraged me to slow down and take in every single little thing – especially with it being my last pregnancy." 

The mom-of-three also opened up about being an expectant mother in her 30s. She explained: "What's been really interesting has been my doctor's appointments. 

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"I'm in my 30s, and so there's all this paperwork referring to the experience as a 'geriatric pregnancy' and all the concerns that come along with that." 

She continued: "I think there's something that needs to be more nuanced when it comes to women, their age, and conversations around having children. 

"Many women in their 30s and 40s are going through this for the first time and being told you're 'old' feels alarming and wild. I think the narrative needs to be shifted a little bit." 

Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry attend the 2023 Sundance Film Festival "Stephen Curry: Underrated" Premiere at Eccles Center Theatre on January 23, 2023 in Park City, Utah© Getty
Steph and Ayesha are stopping at four children

Having experienced pregnancy three times before however, Ayesha said she has learned to trust her "maternal instincts". 

She said: "In all the noise, what I've learned about motherhood is that you truly need to trust yourself. You can read a million books and take 1,000 classes, but the most important thing is your maternal instinct.

"You're always going to know what's best for you and your child. And no one's situation is the same," she added. "The same way we're unique individuals, we have unique parenting styles. I really do think it's up to parents to determine what is best for their child." 

steph curry with family at golden state warriors game© Instagram
Steph and Ayesha prefer to now keep their kids out of the spotlight

Another lesson she has taken from prior pregnancies is to accept the support of her family – something she didn't do in the past. 

"I know I can't do this alone – it truly takes a village," she admitted. 

"It takes a solid core group of people around you to get the job done, whether it's raising a child, building a business or even – especially these days – preparing a meal. 

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Ayesha has learned to lean on her family for support

"I didn't always want the village. I was really stubborn in my earlier pregnancies. And that hurt me in the end. It made things really hard on me." 

She added: "I had to learn to put my pride aside and realize it was okay to take help, to have people around me help and to not shy away from it. And I'm still trying to figure out what building my village looks like."

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