On Sunday, the cookbook author and mom of three, 31, debuted (temporary) platinum blonde hair in an Instagram Boomerang selfie with her NBA star husband, 32, and her followers left plenty of mixed opinions about her new look in the comment section.
“Okkkkkk🔥🔥🔥” Gabrielle Union wrote.
Related: Steph Curry defends wife Ayesha after she’s mocked online for dancing
Others, however, were less impressed with the natural brunette’s dramatic hair transformation and accused Ayesha of looking like a “white woman.”
“I thought she was a white woman,” one Instagram user said. “Girl I thought u were a white girl,” a second added.
“I couldn't figure out why Steph was chillin with some white woman without his wife being present,” someone else wrote.
The Golden State Warriors player was quick to defend his wife against "meanies" in the comment section, telling Ayesha how beautiful she is and confirming that her new 'do is just a wig.
"You beautiful baby. And don’t you let anybody tell you differently ok? I mean it. There’s just a bunch of meanies out there and I don’t like it. I don’t like it one bit. Do you boo boo," Stephen wrote. "P.S. If the wig falls off I won’t tell anybody, I promise. Pinky promise. It be hilarious though, but won’t anybody know. Wait- that’s been you in this bed the whole time??? I ain’t even know. Now I’m tripping 👀😂"
The sweet message received over 15,000 likes and over 400 replies as Monday afternoon, with many people praising Stephen for interjecting.
"❤️❤️ and that’s how you uplift your wife. Ayesha is beautiful," one person said. "relationship goals 💕" someone else added.
"Luckily for me, Stephen has really stepped in with education and their schooling. And I'm okay with that because I birthed them so now [he] can birth and nurture their education," Ayesha, 31, joked about her husband of nine years on an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
As far as the mom is concerned, Stephen is "making up for lost time, to be quite frank," when it comes to their girls. (The pair are also parents to 2-year-old son Canon W. Jack.) "He would sleep through all of the diaper changes and the late nights when they were babies, so now this is his strong suit," she added.