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After seven-and-a-half years of marriage and three kids later, Ayesha Curry is finally sharing the secret to how she and NBA superstar Steph Curry are #relationshipgoals. And believe it or not, the secret is quite simple: they put each other first, before their children, Riley, Ryan, and Cannon.

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In an interview with HelloGiggles, the celebrity chef admits this isn’t something she came up with herself, but it’s great advice given to her by her parents, and her in-laws. Both couples have been married for over 30 years. Although it’s not always easy, the words of the more experienced couples have helped to build this core priority in her relationship with the Warriors player: “…the one thing that they both shared with us—some through learning it the hard way, some through just making sure that they do it—is just making sure that we put each other first, even before the kids, as tough as that sounds. Putting ourselves first, and making sure that we make time for date nights and for each other. That’s been very important, as hard as it is.”

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And with a 6-month-old at home, making time for each other is sure to be more of a priority, now, more than ever. The 29-year-old continued by saying her family and their state of wellbeing is a reflection of mom and dad: “Because when you become a parent, you want to put your kids first, and we do, but we do it second to our relationship. Because ultimately, when our relationship is good, the kids are happy and they’re thriving and our family life is good. We have to put that into perspective and realize that it’s not us being selfish, it’s making sure we set a strong foundation.”

And setting that foundation is one of the keys to success as a couple, at least according to Mrs. Curry. The other one is communication.

“I want to say that we’re good communicators, but maybe that wouldn’t be a surprise,” she said. “But that’s what keeps our bond strong. Even when we don’t want to talk about something, we talk about it. Especially from my perspective, I’m a lay it all out on the table kind of girl, so whether it’s a tough conversation or an easy conversation, I never have a tight lip. I tell it like it is and I tell it straight, and ultimately I think it keeps things a lot better for us.”

The Covergirl ambassador isn’t just giving us great advice, but she has a lot coming from her thriving business ventures. She plans to re-launch her Homemade delivery service sometime this month and has recently ramped up her cookware and bedding lines with new additions.

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