The 33-year marriage between Dell and Sonya Curry has gotten nasty very quickly.
The parents of three-time NBA champion Steph Curry and 76ers sharpshooter Seth Curry were said to be getting a divorce after marrying each other back in 1988. The following day, TMZ got hold of the divorce ducuments and it showed Sonya accused Dell of cheating on him.
Dell has since responded to the court filing by accusing Sonya of “acts of illicit sexual misconduct” prior to their separation, and then lying about the alleged incidents.
“He also says she is now living with another man … claiming that should prevent her from collecting alimony.
But, now Sonya is firing back … admitting she’s in a dating relationship with another man, but saying it didn’t start until months after she and Dell agreed to legally separate.
She also notes she is NOT living with the man … but rather alone because Dell refused to allow her to stay in their home.
And, then she dropped the hammer … saying it was actually Dell who was unfaithful, hooking up with different women while married.
To make matters worse, Sonya says Dell’s infidelity was known to family and close friends … saying it was basically an open secret.
Sonya claims she didn’t initially expose the lurid details “in one final act of trying to protect [Dell] and family from possible public exposure and scrutiny.”
Sonya says once Dell publicly accused her of being unfaithful “she was left with no choice” but to fire back in defense of herself.
This entire situation is just terrible for all three of their grown children, and to have it happen in such a public way is just heartbreaking.
Dell played in the NBA from 1986 until 2002, and retired as the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leader in points (9,839) and 3-point field goals made (929). He currently serves as a color commentator on Hornets broadcasts.