Steph and Ayesha Curry might be one of the most powerful couples in professional sports today—with a video of Ayesha throwing confetti on Steph recently sending her name soaring to the top of Twitter’s trending topics list—but about a decade ago, Steph was stuck in the friend zone with Ayesha. The two had been in the same church group as teens, and when Steph was a junior at Davidson, he contacted her on Facebook and asked her to hang out when he took a trip to the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, where Ayesha was pursuing an acting career. But during a new interview with Parents magazine, Ayesha reveals that Steph was on a different level than she was at the time.

“It was friends vibes,” she said, “until I dodged his first kiss.”

“Yep,” Steph admitted, “I struck out.”

And when pressed to talk about their painfully awkward first kiss, Ayesha said that she didn’t even realize what was happening at the time.

“He was in mid-conversation and came flying at my face like a thief in the night,” she said. “So I was like, ‘No.’ Then I thought, ‘Oh, I didn’t know this is what was happening.’”

Smooth, Steph! She eventually came around to the idea, though, and, well, as we said, they’re now in the latest issue of Parents magazine, so Steph obviously redeemed himself.

In the interview with Parents, Steph and Ayesha also discuss their engagement story, their daughter Riley’s fame, and whether or not they want more kids. Additionally, Steph drops this gem about how he recently spent time kicking it with an unnamed rapper talking about diapers, bottles, and such:

A friend who’s a rapper was over at the house yesterday. He has two kids, and we were sitting there swapping stories about fatherhood—diapers and bottles and day care. Lots of new material for our conversations.

You can check out the full interview here.

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