All the facts and details on Steph Curry’s mom, Sonya Curry

All the facts and details on Steph Curry’s mom, Sonya Curry

Sospeter Itolondo
May 9, 2023 at 11:47 AM

Steph Curry's mom has been a force in his success in the NBA. She once was making airwaves for cheating allegations made against her by Steph Curry's father, Dell Curry.

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Sonya Curry attends the 2022 ESPYs at Dolby Theatre on July 20, 2022, in Hollywood, California. Photo: Axelle
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The star's mom has been making headlines on numerous occasions. Sonya had a tough time growing up in Radford, where racism was the order of the day and among extreme financial constraints. For her, walking five miles to school was an easy feat compared to other circumstances she faced growing up.

Profile and bio summary

Full name

Sonya Curry

Birth date

30th May 1966


56 years old (As of May 2023)




Radford, Virginia



Current residence



African American

Height in feet


Height in centimetres


Weight in kilograms

54 kg

Weight in pounds

120 lbs

Hair colour



Cleive Ester Admas(Father) and Candy Adams(Mother)


India Adams(Sister) and Cleive Adams(Brother)

Marital status



Steven Johnson


Dell Curry


Steph Curry. Seth Curry and Sydel Curry





How old is Sonya Curry?

The star was born on 30th May 1966 in Radford, Virginia, United States University. Therefore, Sonya Curry's age is 56 years old as of May 2023. As per reports, she played volleyball.

Sonya Curry's boyfriend

The star's mom is dating Dell Curry's college friend Steven Johnson. Information on Steven Johnson and Sonya Curry dating were rumours till photos of the two emerged as they attended one of Steph's games together. Steven is a former NFL star drafted by the New England Patriots in 1988.

He was also a tight end for Virginia Tech. The player's career ended prematurely due to a knee injury in a preseason game. The star started his own construction company in 1955 and presides over another company as of May 2023.

Steph Curry’s mom
Stephen Curry with his mother, Sonya Curry, and father, Dell Curry, celebrate on stage with The Larry O'Brien Trophy and the Bill Russell Finals MVP Trophy on June 16, 2022, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Jesse D. Garrabrant
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Dell claims that Sonya cheated on him with Johnson before they separated in March 2020, and they lived together. He stated that she lied to him whenever she went to meet up and cheat on him. Sonya denied the claims.

Dell Curry was Sonya Curry's husband and Steph's father. The two were married for 33 years before their eventual divorce in August 2021. This was a surprise as Dell was also spotted with his friend's wife, many terming the union as a couple swap.

Sonya Curry's parents

The educator's parents were Cleive Ester Adams and Candy Adams. They were not rich and lived in a trailer when Sonya was young. Her mother inspired her to be an educator due to the racism and confrontation she experienced in getting an education. She walked over 5 miles to get Sonya to an all-black school to avoid discrimination. They lived in Radford, Virginia.

Sonya Curry and Draymond Green

The two got into a war of words during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns on 14th March 2023. It started when Steph pushed his brother-in-law Damion Lee as he scored a three-pointer. This led to Lee revenging Steph's teammate, JaMychal Green, pitting players from both teams against each other.

Sonya Curry and Draymond Green
Draymond Green and Steph Curry react during game seven of the Western Conference against the Sacramento Kings on April 30th, 2023, in Sacramento, California. Photo: Ezra Shaw
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This led to Sonya shouting at Draymond Green for unspecified reasons, which seemed to be in jest. In an interview, Steph revealed that,

"That was like old-school AAU back in the day where parents get involved. JaMychal and D-Lee had their moment. … She was gonna switch sides to protect her son-in-law. That's what it was all about. Just some good fun back-and-forth."

What does Sonya Curry do for a living?

The star went to University to be an educator; hence she is an established educator. She is also a school administrator and owner. The school is called the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman and was established in 1995. Sonya Curry's net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.

Sonya Curry’s age
Sonya Curry during the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade on June 12, 2018, in Oakland, California. Photo: Josh Leung
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How did Curry meet Ayesha?

The two are high school lovers and met as teenagers in 2003. Steph was 15, and Ayesha was 14 when they met, attending church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

How much money is Stephen Curry worth?

The basketballer's net worth is estimated to be around $160 million. He gets his money from his salary and endorsement deals. The star is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, allegedly earning $92.8 million in 2022 alone.

Jayda and Steph are not related. They only share a name and a love for basketball, as Jayda plays for the California Golden Bears from the University of California.

Who is the father of Jayda Curry?

The star player's father is Gary Curry. Her mother is Robin Curry.

Is Jayda Curry related to Steph Curry?
Jayda Curry of the California Golden Bears drives to the hoop during the first half of a game at UCLA Pauley Pavilion on January 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Katharine Lotze
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Steph Curry's mom has dominated the headlines of late on her divorce and the altercation with Draymond Green. However, she is an accomplished woman with a love for education. The star has also managed to grow through racism, giving her tough skin.

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