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Why Are Stephen Curry’s Parents Dell, Sonya Divorcing?

Why Are Stephen Curry’s Parents Dell, Sonya Divorcing?

The parents of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry are divorcing.

According to multiple reports, Sonya filed paperwork to split up from her husband of more than 30 years in in mid-June.

Sonya is said to have filed the paperwork on June 14 of this year in a North Carolina courthouse.

Naturally, upon the news going public, everyone had the same question: why divorce now?

“Details surrounding the reason for the split are unclear — we’re working on it,” TMZ reported.

“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,” the pair told PEOPLE Magazine. “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.”

Dell and Sonya have two sons in the NBA, Stephen and Seth, who play for the Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers, respectively. The pair became mainstays at NBA games, often wearing apparel representing both of their sons to show that there was no favoritism there.

Stephen has spoken openly about his complicated relationship with Seth in the past, so it remains to be seen how he’ll ultimately address his parents’ divorce.

Stephen’s wife, Ayesha, is a very open person. Whether she’s publicly getting frisky with her man or going naked for a good cause – she generally keeps it pretty real. So it’ll be interesting to see if she ultimately comments on this surprising split.

Obviously Stephen is 33 and Seth is 31, so both are clearly grown men and can handle the gravity of this matter. That said, your parents divorcing is never easy – no matter how old you are.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.

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