One of the NBA's most noticeable sets of couples is said to be ending their 33-year marriage.
Sonya Curry, mother of NBA players Stephen and Seth Curry, filed for divorce from former NBA 6th Man of the Year Dell Curry on June 14, and divorce papers are currently being worked out, TMZ said.
The pair met at Virginia Tech University and tied the knot in 1988, the same year Stephen was born. Sonya and Dell also share daughter Sydel. They also have four grandchildren.
The reason for their divorce remains unclear, the report said.
TMZ Sports has learned Steph Curry's mom, Sonya Curry, has filed for divorce from Dell Curry. https://t.co/dCewLCb2xo — TMZ (@TMZ) August 23, 2021
Sonya is the proprietor and manager of the Montessori School in Charlotte, that she and her husband established in 1995. Stephen and his siblings were students of the school, Clutch Points reported.
Dell serves as a television commentator for the Charlotte Hornets basketball team. Sonya was a popular volleyball athlete in high school and college in Virginia. She currently has almost 200,000 followers on Instagram.
According to the couple, after thoughtful consideration and exploring a trial separation over the past year, they have decided to terminate their marriage.
"As this comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus and desire is for our family's continued happiness," Sonya and Dell told People Magazine.
Few couples, if any, who are basketball aficionados have received the spotlight at games than Sonya, 55, and Dell, 58.
Sonya and Dell have been seen cheering on Steph and Seth from the bleachers at NBA games for years, donning jerseys featuring both Gold State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers when their two sons played against each other in the 2019 NBA playoffs.
The couple hosted the Raising Fame podcast, which features athletes' families sharing parenting lessons.
Sonya and Dell confirmed the news Monday to People Magazine after TMZ first reported on the divorce. TMZ said it has reached out to Steph's camp for comment, but no word back yet, so far.
"We're very thankful for all the blessings and successes," the Curry couple said. "We ask that our privacy be respected and prayer for our family as we move forward," the couple said in quotes by People.