What’s the secret to marital happiness? For Ayesha Curry’s marriage to NBA star Stephen Curry, it means putting her husband first—before their kids.

The couple, who have a two daughters, Riley, 6, and Ryan, 3, and son Canon, 6 months, have been married for eight years. By the looks of it, theirs is a pretty happy marriage. In a recent interview with Hello Giggles, Ayesha explained the secret to their success.

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“Both of our parents are still married and have been married for 30-plus years, and 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,” she said.

Of course putting your relationship first is easier said than done, especially when you have really young kids. Ayesha explained why it’s worth the effort, however. “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. 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.”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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