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Ayesha Curry Regrets Getting Implants In The Past: “They Weren’t Good For Me”

"I don't ever want to see them again."

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Ayesha Curry is one of the celebs that is refreshingly honest about the highs and lows of the journey of stardom. Both her and her husband, Steph Curry, are poster children of getting this public eye relationship thing right, and that's what we love about them. Additionally, Ayesha manages to balance her family's very public personas with being a full-time entrepreneur and damn good mom.

So, when she joined 'The Ellen Show' to discuss all of the above, we equally got all of our lives.

During a segment called 'Drawer Dash', a game where Ellen instructs guests to find something in their homes based on a specific criteria, Ellen asked the Cookbook author to "bring me something, that you never want to see again."

Ayesha responded by running off camera to get her mystery item, just to return with two silicon-filled breast implants. Yes, her breast implants. She says:

"OK, so these are my old implants, and I've been waiting for the perfect moment to have like a going away party for them, because they weren't good to me, they didn't work for me. They worked for some people but they've got to go, and I don't want to ever see them again."

"Good for you!" Ellen exclaimed, the audience cheering them on.

In the past, Ayesha confirmed getting plastic surgery in 2015 when she received the implants, and in May 2019, she also admitted that she decided to get a "lift" after suffering from postpartum depression after giving birth to her second child, Ryan. She told Working Mother magazine:

"I didn't realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while. It came in the form of me being depressed about my body. So I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn't want. I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet. They're worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again, but I'm an advocate of it if something makes you happy, who cares about the judgement?"

Additionally, the mommy of three, has famously recently shed 35 pounds, shocking social media with her lowkey progress. In a video for Harper's Bazaar, she opens up about her approach to nutrition and reveals that working out has become more important to her over time.

"Fitness wasn't really a part of my lifestyle and I'd say the past year and a half post having all of my kids, it's really become a staple for me and it helps me have mental clarity. I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. I feel happier when I work out. So I do try to work out at least five days a week."

Her honesty is everything.

Also during the interview, Curry reveals that her son thought that Steph was a golfer, her Mother's Day plans, and the humbleness of her husband breaking all those records in the league right now.

Watch the clip below:

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