Ayesha Curry successfully slipped back into her form-fitting white engagement gown, which she previously wore ahead of her 2011 nuptials to husband Stephen.
As the 31-year-old mother-of-three and 32-year-old basketball star rang in their ninth wedding anniversary, the Food Network star showcased her 35lb weight loss with a side-by-side snap of herself rocking a nearly decade-old garment.
‘I tried on my engagement photo shoot dress a couple months ago and it FINALLY fit again,’ she captioned a photo of herself from May 2011 and another from May 2020.
Throwback! Ayesha Curry successfully slipped back into her form-fitting white engagement gown, which she previously wore ahead of her 2011 nuptials to husband Stephen
In addition to the comparison photo, she shared an incredible black and white shot of her and Stephen smoldering at the camera in front of a tree on the same day.
As she extends her arm, her man can be seen sitting down with one hand resting on his chin.
The snapshots appeared to delight her more than 7M Instagram followers, who rushed to point out her two-year-old son’s sweet expression in the comments.
‘I tried on my engagement photo shoot dress a couple months ago and it FINALLY fit again,’ she captioned a photo of herself from May 2011 and May 2020
Surprise: Ayesha was over the moon about the stunning red roses her husband purchased for her
Her youngest could be seen with his mouth agape, while looking at his mother, who posed for her stunning mirror selfie just a few feet away.
Despite some commenters suggesting she wasn’t actually sporting the same dress, Ayesha insisted it is ‘definitely the same’ and pointed out that one of the images is a ‘professional photo and ones a mirror selfie so everything is in reverse.’
Her celebrity pals, including Olivia Munn, poured in love, while Sarah Michelle Gellar commented, ‘The best feeling.’
Making changes: The wife of basketball star Steph Curry recently opened up about her fitness journey, which she said started about a year ago (in 2019)
Ayesha and Stephen, who met in a church youth group as teens, re-connected as adults when he was in college and she was acting in Los Angeles.
Three years after their first date, they married and have since welcomed three children: daughters Riley, eight, and Ryan, five, and son Canon two.
‘So grateful for every day God gifts us,’ she captioned a sweet picture of him leaning down to kiss her by the ocean on their anniversary.
‘So grateful for every day God gifts us,’ she captioned a sweet picture of him leaning down to kiss her by the ocean on their anniversary
Stephen was more sentimental, as he posted the same picture with a lengthy caption about the love of his life.
‘Nine years in. And what they say? Forever to go! I love you,’ he wrote. ‘Thank you for always making me better, for pushing me, for keeping it real with me, for bringing light and energy to every room you walk in, for showing our kids what it means to be passionate and caring and loving, for always being my eyes and ears.’
He concluded the tribute by applauding her for traveling with him on ‘every high and every low’ and always being ‘unapologetically’ herself.
Sentimental: He concluded the tribute by applauding her for traveling with him on ‘every high and every low’ and always being ‘unapologetically’ herself
Earlier this week, she opened up about her fitness journey in an interview with Self magazine.
‘I didn’t want to talk about it for a long time because I didn’t want it to backfire, and I didn’t want to be in this great routine and then talk about it, and then for whatever reason I slip out of it,’ the beauty confessed.
After working hard to shed 35lbs, she became confident about her new relationship with food, exercise and sleep.
Wild side: ‘I think we’ve been finding a new side of ourselves in this adventure’ she told Self
‘Once I got to the point where I realized that this is a part of my life now, it’s a part of who I am, it’s a part of what I need to thrive on a daily basis, I started to get to the point where it wasn’t about the physical aspects of fitness and wellness—it was how I was feeling on the inside.
‘I think that’s when I started to be like, Hey, I want to talk about this. Because it did take me so long to get there,’ she went on.
‘It took a long time for me to learn that that needed to be a part of me in order to feel healthy and happy mentally, internally, physically, all of those things. So that’s really how I started talking about it. I started slow.’
Nature lovers: Ayesha and husband of nine-years Steph have been connecting through their ‘adventurous sides,’ enjoying hiking and mountain biking dates together during quarantine
Ayesha has found strength in her routine, especially during these trying times.
‘I’ve done [self-care] in the form of figuring out a workout routine and really sticking with it… I feel like work was always my outlet, and now the workout has become my outlet.
‘I’m able to remove myself and go get the workout in and not feel guilty about it, and that’s been new for me. That’s how I’ve really found self-care. And then it’s like this domino effect, because I feel like now that I have the workout regimen, for some reason it helps me sleep better. Everything just seems to move better. And while sometimes it sucks in the morning to get going and get the workout done, the aftermath is always great. It took me 31 years to figure that out.’
New adventures: Ayesha has found strength in her routine, especially during these trying times
And Ayesha is still finding time to connect with her husband.
‘I’ve made it a point during this time to find my adventurous side,’ she revealed. ‘My husband’s been biking for a while, and my gear finally came a couple of days ago.
‘We took our first bike ride together this morning. We did seven and a half miles bright and early, and honestly, it was so good. I think we’ve been finding a new side of ourselves in this adventure, whether it’s a hike or biking. We’re going paddleboarding on Saturday. It’s so exciting!’
She added: ‘It’s reignited the flames, if you will. The smallest things can keep things exciting and adventurous.’