Steph Curry’s father Dell Curry has accused estranged wife Sonya of an extramarital affair with ex-NFL player Steven Johnson in their split.
Dell, 58, said in court docs reviewed by TMZ that Sonya, 55, had misled him about her relationship with Johnson, 56, who in 1988 was a sixth-round pick for the New England Patriots.
Sonya ‘began her extramarital affair with Mr. Johnson during the marriage and prior to the date of separation’ in March of 2020, Dell’s legal team said in court docs, adding that Sonya ‘lied to [Dell] each time she cheated on him.’
The latest: Steph Curry’s father Dell Curry, 58, has accused estranged wife Sonya, 55, of an extramarital affair with ex-NFL player Steven Johnson, 56, in their split. The former pair were snapped in 2018 in LA
Dell said in legal docs that Sonya should not be eligible to collect alimony, as she’s currently living with Johnson in Tennessee.
Sonya acknowledged dating a man in the ‘months after’ she and Dell separated, but denied living with him, saying she lives on her own, as Dell would not let her stay in the family home following their split.
Sonya filed paperwork June 14 in North Carolina for the split from Dell claiming that his ‘marital misconduct’ included multiple affairs that were known by family and friends.
She said she didn’t publicly reveal her knowledge of Dell’s cheating ‘in one final act of trying to protect [him] and family from possible public exposure and scrutiny.’
Details: Dell said in court docs reviewed by TMZ that Sonya had misled him about her relationship with Johnson, who in 1988 was a sixth-round pick for the New England Patriots
The former couple were snapped in May of 2019 in Oakland
Out and about: Sonya beamed as she was seen in Oakland in April of 2019
Sonya said ‘she was left with no choice’ but to reveal his cheating after he accused her of being unfaithful.
Johnson, 56, played college football for Virginia Tech between 1984 and 1987, and played in three games for the 1988 Pats.
The Bristol, Virginia native has ran his construction business Johnson Commercial Development since 1995, according to his website.
The former couple have famously cheered on both Golden State Warriors superstar Steph, 33, and their son Seth, 31, who has played for multiple NBA franchises, and are parents to daughter Sydel, 26.
Sonya and Dell initially met in college at Virginia Tech, and welcomed Steph in 1988, Seth in 1990, and daughter Sydel in 1994.
Sonya and Dell, speaking in a joint statement to People Monday, said that ‘after exploring a trial separation over the past year and much thoughtful consideration, we have decided to end our marriage.
Sonya and Dell, speaking in a joint statement to People Monday, said that ‘after exploring a trial separation over the past year and much thoughtful consideration, we have decided to end our marriage’
‘As this comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus and desire is for our family’s continued happiness,’ the statement continued. ‘We are so thankful for all the many blessings and successes!
‘We stay committed to and supportive of our children and grandchildren and will remain on connected paths. We ask that our privacy be respected and prayer for our family as we move forward.’
Dell played as a guard in the NBA from 1986 thru 2002, spending 10 years on the Charlotte Hornets, with stints on the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.
He has worked as a commentator for the Hornets since 2009, while Sonya has presided over a Christian Montessori School.
Last year, the pair worked on a podcast called Raising Fame, which focused on families in sports.