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I don't! Celebrities who waited until MARRIAGE to have sex: From Adriana Lima abstaining due to her Catholic faith and Jessica Simpson sporting a purity ring – but which Hollywood star is still a virgin at 39?


From supermodels like Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr, to musicians like Kevin Jonas and Carrie Underwood, Hollywood is surprisingly full of celebrities that have patiently practiced abstinence until marriage. 

This includes Yvonne Orji, 39, and Olympian Lolo Jones, 41, who are still searching for their future spouses as well as Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, who held off on physical intimacy until tying the knot, after he began practicing celibacy, before they rekindled their romance in June 2018. 

Other stars, like Julianne Hough and Tim Tebow, have been open about remaining chaste until their respective wedding days for religious reasons. 

While Jessica Simpson previously revealed she was ‘so proud’ of waiting until marriage to Nick Lachey aged 22 before having sex – after being given a purity ring by her father aged 12.

After Orji nearly broke the internet for joking that people should ‘pray for’ her future husband due to all her ‘pent-up energy’ over her search for The One, last week, DailyMail.com rounded up all the stars that have spoken about waiting to have sex until their wedding night…

Yvonne Orji 

Current age: 39, unmarried at this time

Yvonne Orji may have acted out a number of passionate sex scenes while portraying Molly Carter on HBO‘s hit series, Insecure, but recently confirmed that she is still a virgin. 

While speaking about saving herself for marriage on the Dear Chelsea podcast, the actress, 39, revealed to listeners that she was remaining celibate until her wedding night.

She went on to muse to Chelsea Handler that they should ‘pray’ for her future spouse as she has ‘a lot of pent up energy’ in her.

Yvonne was 33 when she spoke with People about opening up about her decision to abstain until she said ‘I do.’

‘How will they ever understand if I don’t talk about it? I can inform your curiosity, as opposed to everyone being in the dark and just sort of creating their own narrative about it.’

Waiting: Yvonne Orji may have acted out a number of passionate sex scenes while portraying Molly Carter on HBO’s hit series, Insecure, but recently confirmed that she is still a virgin (seen in 2021)

Adriana Lima

Age at wedding: 27

The model famously remained a virgin until her wedding day, previously telling GQ magazine: ‘Sex is for after marriage. 

‘[Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there’s no respect, that means they don’t want me.’ 

Ultimately, she met her now-ex-husband, Marko Jaric, in 2006 at a party, and they got engaged two years later. 

At the age of 27, the bombshell wed the Serbian basketball player on Valentine’s Day in 2009 during a private civil ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

At the time, she spoke about wanting to live ‘purely’ until becoming a wife. 

In 2016, the pair, who share two daughters, divorced and she is currently dating Andre Lemmers.

Last year, they welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, who they named  Cyan Lima Lemmers.

Marriage: Adriana Lima  famously remained a virgin until her wedding day, previously telling GQ magazine: 'Sex is for after marriage - she wed Marko Jaric in 2009 aged 27 (pictured 2014)

Marriage: Adriana Lima  famously remained a virgin until her wedding day, previously telling GQ magazine: ‘Sex is for after marriage – she wed Marko Jaric in 2009 aged 27 (pictured 2014)

Ciara & Russell Wilson 

Ages at wedding: 30 (Ciara) and 27 (Russell)

After meeting in March 2015, at a University of Wisconsin basketball game, Ciara and Russell Wilson made a vow of celibacy to ‘build a stronger relationship.’

‘I really believe that when you focus on a friendship, you have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a relationship—and once you know you’re really great friends and you’re what we call ‘equally yoked,’ where you share the same values or the same outlook on life, it kind of sets the tone,’ the singer told People

In 2016, Ciara admitted that keeping sex off the table until they had rings on their fingers was challenging. 

‘I’m not gonna lie. I’m human, so it is not easy,’ she confessed to Cosmopolitan. ‘Especially when I look at him and I think he is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen — that I’ve ever laid my eyes on, to be honest.’ 

Though they stilled hug and enjoyed a ‘nice good kiss’ before their walk down the aisle, the lovebirds avoided any racier contact to ensure they didn’t cross the point of no return. 

‘You have to be careful not to go too far so you don’t end up in the place you’re trying to avoid being in,’ she said. ‘Strong, strong, strong, strong! Just the strongest resistance to temptation.’ 

Wilson also struggled not to get too frisky with his then-girlfriend as he gushed to Access Hollywood Live that ‘if there’s a 10, she’s a 15. Pray for me, keep my mind clear, keep my heart clear.’ 

Ciara was previously engaged to rapper Future and they had a son during their two-year relationship. 

Fate: After meeting in March 2015, at a University of Wisconsin basketball game, Ciara and Russell Wilson made a vow of celibacy to 'build a stronger relationship' (seen in 2023)

Fate: After meeting in March 2015, at a University of Wisconsin basketball game, Ciara and Russell Wilson made a vow of celibacy to ‘build a stronger relationship’ (seen in 2023)

Jessica Simpson

Age on wedding day: 22

Jessica Simpson, who is the daughter of former pastor Joe Simpson, detailed her choice to save herself for marriage in her memoir, Open Book, which was released in 2020.

Despite her commitment to remain pure, the now mother-of-three revealed that her relationship with Nick Lachey tested her ‘commitment to virginity.’ She was previously given a purity ring to wear aged 12 by her father.

‘One time, Nick hugged me, and I thought I was just going to burst into flames,’ she wrote. ‘I had to push him away, not because I didn’t trust him, but because I was teetering on the edge of just giving in.’ 

Still, Simpson praised Lachey for staying ‘patient’ and letting her decide the pace of how their relationship would progress physically. 

Married at 22: Jessica Simpson, who is the daughter of former pastor Joe Simpson, detailed her choice to save herself for marriage in her memoir, Open Book, - she lost her virginity to first husband Nick Lachey in 2002 (pictured 2005)

Married at 22: Jessica Simpson, who is the daughter of former pastor Joe Simpson, detailed her choice to save herself for marriage in her memoir, Open Book, – she lost her virginity to first husband Nick Lachey in 2002 (pictured 2005)

Still, the toll of being asked about her virginity at every press appearance would get her ‘so frustrated.’ 

‘It gave America a storyline to follow,’ she reflected. ‘The sexy virgin and the long-suffering, but still understanding, hot prince. … Nick loved the fact that I was so strong in my faith.’ 

After sleeping together on their wedding night, she recalled being let down from all ‘this anticipation’ in her mind.

‘[I thought] the first time I had sex with my husband had to be this transcendent experience where the heavens parted,’ she confessed. ‘What I didn’t know then is that everyone’s first time is awkward, and that is part of it. And that it’s OK, but at the time, it’s tough to understand.’

Simpson and Lachey finalized their divorce in 2006, and she has since moved on with husband Eric Johnson. 

Jordin Sparks 

Jordin Sparks waited to have sex until marrying Dana Isaiah in 2017.

‘I don’t want to give away bits of my soul to lots of different guys—I want to give all of myself to the right man on the right night,’ she previously told Celebs Now. ‘And the right night is my wedding.’

While reflecting on her spouse last year, on The Real, she said: ‘I married Dana because after I went through therapy and I really worked on myself—I cut myself off from dating and I went celibate.’ 

‘He was the first person to see me and not have any preconceived notions about who I was. It was amazing because once we started talking, he got to know who I was, and I got to know him outside of this. It was just really incredible. He made me feel safe. He made me feel happy and comfortable,’ she gushed. 

One year after saying ‘I do,’ the pair welcomed their son, Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. 

Wedding: Jordin Sparks waited to have sex until marrying Dana Isaiah in 2017 (pictured 2020)

Wedding: Jordin Sparks waited to have sex until marrying Dana Isaiah in 2017 (pictured 2020)

Justin & Hailey Bieber 

Ages on wedding day: 24 (Justin) and 22 (Hailey)

During a 2019 Vogue interview, Justin Bieber revealed he abstained from sex until after his New York City courthouse wedding to Hailey Bieber after ‘rededicat[ing]’ himself to God.

‘[God] doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff,’ the Grammy winner explained. ‘He’s like, ‘I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain.’ I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that.’

‘I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul,’ he shared. ‘And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior.’

Previously, Justin revealed during a Facebook Watch series, Ask Me Anything Live, that if he could go back in time, he ‘probably would’ve saved’ himself for marriage to not ‘have to face some of the bad hurt’ he endured in past relationships.

‘Sex can be kind of confusing when you’re being sexually active with anybody,’ he explained. 

Meanwhile, Hailey said: ‘I don’t know if I’d say the same, but we had different experiences with everything. I do agree with the fact that being physical with someone can make things more confusing.’ 

Religious: During a 2019 Vogue interview, Justin Bieber revealed he abstained from sex until after his New York City courthouse wedding to Hailey Bieber after 'rededicat[ing]' himself to God (seen in 2022)

Religious: During a 2019 Vogue interview, Justin Bieber revealed he abstained from sex until after his New York City courthouse wedding to Hailey Bieber after ‘rededicat[ing]’ himself to God (seen in 2022)

Miranda Kerr & Evan Spiegel 

Ages at wedding: 34 (Miranda) and 26 (Evan)

While Miranda Kerr had been intimate prior to her relationship with Evan Spiegel – sharing a child with first husband Orlando Bloom – she and Spiegel chose not to hit the bedroom until getting hitched.

‘Not until after we get married,’ she told The London Times when asked about their preferred contraception methods. ‘[Spiegel] is very traditional. We can’t … I mean we’re just … waiting.’ 

At the time, the supermodel was 33 and the Snapchat founder was 26. 

It is unclear if Spiegel waited to have sex prior to marrying Kerr, but they ended up conceiving their first child together just six months after walking down the aisle. 

While Miranda Kerr had been intimate prior to her relationship with Evan Spiegel, she and  Spiegel chose not to hit the bedroom until getting hitched; seen in 2023

While Miranda Kerr had been intimate prior to her relationship with Evan Spiegel, she and  Spiegel chose not to hit the bedroom until getting hitched; seen in 2023

Exes: Miranda was previously wed to Orlando Bloom and the pair share a son (pictured 2013)

Exes: Miranda was previously wed to Orlando Bloom and the pair share a son (pictured 2013)

Julianne Hough 

Age at marriage: 28

Virgin until marriage: Hough remained abstinent until tying the knot with Brooks Laich, who she split from in 2020 (pictured 2019)

Virgin until marriage: Hough remained abstinent until tying the knot with Brooks Laich, who she split from in 2020 (pictured 2019)

Back in 2008, Julianne Hough told CosmoGirl magazine that she wanted to to remain a virgin until marriage.

At 19, she expressed having difficulty fitting in with the Hollywood crowd and wanting to wait to have sex with ‘that special person’ to ‘strengthen that relationship.’ 

‘I’m not trying to preach consequences here, but I think when you say no, down the line it will be a better decision,’ she said, following her split from ex-fiancé Zack Wilson. 

Hough remained abstinent until tying the knot with Brooks Laich, who she split from in 2020. 

A year prior to their wedding day, she admitted they did have phone sex, but was ‘really bad’ at it. 

‘I’ll get halfway through and start laughing. It’s an art. I applaud people who are good at it. They need to come and help me keep a straight face!’ she admitted to Cosmopolitan. 

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon 

Although they weren’t virgins, both Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon still opted to wait until getting hitched before getting intimate with each other. 

‘We both have similar beliefs, and I just thought that it would be so much more special if we waited until after we were married,’ Carey told the Daily Mirror

Carey lost her virginity in 1993 aged 24 when she married Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola who was then 45.

In 2019, the mother-of-two, then 49, revealed to Cosmopolitan that she’s only had five sex partners in her life.

Waiting for the ring: Although they weren't virgins, both Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon still opted to wait until getting hitched before getting intimate with each other; seen in 2009

Waiting for the ring: Although they weren’t virgins, both Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon still opted to wait until getting hitched before getting intimate with each other; seen in 2009

Ex: Carey lost her virginity in 1993 aged 24 when she married Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola who was then 45 (picured 1995)

Ex: Carey lost her virginity in 1993 aged 24 when she married Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola who was then 45 (picured 1995)

Kevin & Danielle Jonas 

Ages at wedding: 22 and 23

Unlike his younger brothers Nick and Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas made it down the aisle with his promise ring still intact. 

After two years together, the couple wed in in 2009, just in time. 

‘I could’ve gotten married the day after we got engaged. We’d have gone crazy waiting any longer,’ he told People. 

Meanwhile, his brother, Joe, famously wore a purity ring until ditching it in 2013, at the age of 24. 

A year later, Nick confirmed he was no longer wearing his purity ring. 

Challenging: Unlike his younger brothers Nick and Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas made it down the aisle with his promise ring still intact (seen in 2019)

Challenging: Unlike his younger brothers Nick and Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas made it down the aisle with his promise ring still intact (seen in 2019)

Carrie Underwood 

Age at marriage: 27

Carrie Underwood told Slate Magazine in 2007 that she was planning to remain a virgin until marriage.

Three years after that interview, she ended up marrying Mike Fischer in front of 250 guests. 

While speaking about his relationship with the country singer, the retired ice hockey player said they were ‘spiritually’ on ‘the same page and [understand] each other.’ 

‘It’s a big part of our marriage,’ he noted. 

The couple were set up on a blind date set by her bassist, Mark Childers. 

‘Our first kiss was when the ball dropped,’ she told Taste of Country as she recalled their first date on New Year’s Eve 2008. ‘We were in front of people, and he’s not a big PDA guy.’

Smitten: Carrie Underwood told Slate Magazine in 2007 that she was planning to remain a virgin until marriage - she wed Mike Fisher in 2010 (picured 2022)

Smitten: Carrie Underwood told Slate Magazine in 2007 that she was planning to remain a virgin until marriage – she wed Mike Fisher in 2010 (picured 2022)

Sarah Drew 

Age at marriage: 22

Sarah Drew, best known for portraying April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy, revealed something she had in common with her character.

‘For April, the first thing that was revealed was she was a virgin,’ Drew told Fox News in January 2017.

She continued: ‘I waited until I was married to have sex so I understood April’s motivations.’

Drew has been married to Peter Lanfer since 2002 and they share two children. 

The star praised the show’s writers for creating the plotline, which she called ‘really cool and interesting’ as well as a story that ‘isn’t seen too often.’

Family: Sarah Drew waited until marriage - Drew has been married to Peter Lanfer since 2002 and they share two children (pictured 2022)

Family: Sarah Drew waited until marriage – Drew has been married to Peter Lanfer since 2002 and they share two children (pictured 2022)

Tim Tebow

Age at marriage: 32

Tim Tebow waited until his wedding night in 2020 to become intimate physically with his wife Demi-Leigh Tebow.

‘It’s just a choice that we made, that we both wanted to do that together and we’ll try to make it as special as possible,’ he said, according to Metro, during their engagement. 

The former NFL quarterback, who is a devout Christian, told Vogue in 2012 that he was looking for a ‘girl who likes’ him for him ‘not because of what’ he does.

‘I can’t wait, but I think it’s something that I’ll have to trust God for,’ he told People of looking for his soul mate. ‘He’ll bring someone along at the right time. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want it, though!’ 

Worth the wait: Tim Tebow waited until his wedding night to become intimate physically with his wife Demi-Leigh Tebow; pictured in 2019

Worth the wait: Tim Tebow waited until his wedding night to become intimate physically with his wife Demi-Leigh Tebow; pictured in 2019

Ally Brooke 

In 2020, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, now 30, proudly revealed that she was still a virgin. 

In an interview with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn on the Hollywood Raw podcast, the performer talked about her decision to abstain from sex until marriage.

‘I opened up in my book about [saving myself for marriage]. I was brave to share that. That’s something that I hold dear to my heart. And I hold still to this day,’ she said of her virginity.

She continued: ‘I was really happy to be able to share that with my fans, and readers and to show them the choice that I made. And have them receive it however they want to receive it. Letting my true heart shine was the goal of this book.’ 

When asked how being a virgin affects her dating life, the singer noted that she is always transparent about her values and her romantic partners can choose to ‘respect it or not.’ 

‘Everyone has respected it, which is awesome,’ said the star, who is currently in a relationship with her manager Will Bracey and previously dated Troy Ogletree from 2013 to the end of 2015. 

Despite facing ‘moments where people would make fun’ of her choice or question her honesty, Brooke says she holds the ‘truth’ in her heart.

‘It’s awesome feeling that respect, I’ve never felt any pressure and that’s the great part about it,’ she concluded.

Open book: In 2020, Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke proudly revealed that she was still a virgin; seen in 2019

Open book: In 2020, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke proudly revealed that she was still a virgin; seen in 2019

Tina Fey 

Tina Fey revealed that she lost her virginity at 24 after marrying Jeff Richmond. 

‘[I] couldn’t give it away. That’s just good, Christian values, or, being homely,’ she joked during a 2009 appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. 

While speaking about other women and men that remained virgins into their twenties, she mused that unlike Lima, a Victoria Secret model, and Brooke Shields that this wasn’t her ‘choice.’

Tina Fey revealed that she lost her virginity at 24 after marrying Jeff Richmond (pictured 2021)

Tina Fey revealed that she lost her virginity at 24 after marrying Jeff Richmond (pictured 2021)

Hilary Duff 

Age at marriage: 21

Before marrying her first husband Mike Comrie in 2010, Hilary Duff practiced abstinence.

‘It’s harder having a boyfriend who’s older because people just assume. But [virginity] is definitely something I like about myself. It doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about sex, because everyone I know has had it and you want to fit in,’ she told Elle in 2006.

She continued: ‘But when they talk about it, it doesn’t sound special, like you would imagine it to be. It just seems like everybody has slept with each other—you know what I mean?’

She and Comrie divorced in 2016. The performer is now happily married to Matthew Koma.

Exes: Before marrying her first husband Mike Comrie in 2010, Hilary Duff practiced abstinence (pictured 2013)

Exes: Before marrying her first husband Mike Comrie in 2010, Hilary Duff practiced abstinence (pictured 2013)

Tamera Mowry-Housley 

Age at marriage: 32 

Faithful: Tamera Mowry-Housley said she and Adam Housley 'felt God wanted' them to remain celibate until marriage (seen in 2016)

Faithful: Tamera Mowry-Housley said she and Adam Housley ‘felt God wanted’ them to remain celibate until marriage (seen in 2016)

Tamera Mowry-Housley said she and Adam Housley ‘felt God wanted’ them to remain celibate until marriage. 

The actress, who wed her longtime spouse in 2011, advised others to ‘pray’ with their partner if they are ever ‘feeling discouraged’ in their journey to save themselves. 

‘Something was drawing us together, but more than that, we wanted to make sure that this relationship was what God wanted for our lives,’ she told Ebony magazine. ‘

She concluded: ‘We didn’t want to half-step anything [or have clouded judgment]. So our right way was the way we felt God wanted us to do it, which was being celibate. ‘We said to God, ‘This is who we are, I know you take us as we are, our faults, our fears, our joys, our hope as a couple and have your way.’

Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford waited to have sex until marrying her first husband, Paul Johnson, but later confessed to regretting waiting to do the deed.

‘It was time for candles and romance, time to boogie and swing from the chandeliers,’ she wrote in her autobiography, I Can’t Believe I Said That! ‘And yet we just couldn’t seem to get relaxed with each other.’

She continued: ‘We saved ourselves for so long and expected it to be so good because we had done it ‘right.’ It was not passionate, and it was not successful, but it was polite.’

Regrets: Kathie Lee Gifford waited to have sex until marrying her first husband, Paul Johnson, but later confessed to regretting waiting to do the deed; seen in 2020

Regrets: Kathie Lee Gifford waited to have sex until marrying her first husband, Paul Johnson, but later confessed to regretting waiting to do the deed; seen in 2020

Madison Prewett 

Age at marriage: 26

Madison Prewett was open about her journey to ‘remain pure’ for her future husband.

After rising to fame as a contestant on The Bachelor, the 27-year-old reality star told her followers that remaining abstinent until she married Grant Troutt in 2022 ‘wasn’t easy’ but ‘it was worth it.’

‘People did not understand, but as a Christian, you grow into being okay with being misunderstood,’ Prewett wrote. ‘This promise was never for other people anyway.’ 

For Prewett, abstaining from sex allowed her to have ‘peace, confidence, joy, and even freedom.’ 

‘Society paints the idea of purity as a list of reprimands and rules that TAKE AWAY from your individuality,’ she said. ‘This could not have been further from my experience. Even though there have been ups and downs, lessons learned, and relationships hurt through the pursuit of purity, it has been one of the greatest things to PROTECT me while growing up. I can assure you, that following God’s way is always in your best interest, He only loves you and wants the very best for you and your heart.’ 

After rising to fame as a contestant on The Bachelor, Madison Prewett told her followers that remaining abstinent until she married Grant Troutt in 2022 'wasn't easy' but 'it was worth it'

After rising to fame as a contestant on The Bachelor, Madison Prewett told her followers that remaining abstinent until she married Grant Troutt in 2022 ‘wasn’t easy’ but ‘it was worth it’

Olympian Lolo Jones 

Current age: 41, unmarried at this time

Lolo Jones, 41, said remaining a virgin is the ‘hardest thing’ she’s ‘ever done’ in her life.

‘Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage’ the track and field star told HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel in May 2012.

She admitted to having ‘been tempted’ and, even, being told by guys that if she has sex ‘it’ll help’ her ‘run faster.’ 

The champion hurdler and bobsledder also said in the interview that her virginity is a gift she wants ‘to give to’ her future husband. 

In January 2020, she said opening up about her virginity was a ‘mistake’ as it’s ‘killed all’ her dates. 

‘Before, at least I had a chance,’ she said on Kevin Hart’s Cold as Balls series. ‘Before, I’d like, tiptoe. ‘Okay, when’s a good time to tell him? Do I wait until he sees my personality a little bit? Or do I just drop the bomb?’ 

Additionally, she reflected on how she is ‘at a disadvantage’ as a runner as ‘having sex actually helps you as an athlete.’ 

Devout Christian: Lolo Jones, 41, said remaining a virgin is the 'hardest thing' she's 'ever done' in her life; seen in July 2023

Devout Christian: Lolo Jones, 41, said remaining a virgin is the ‘hardest thing’ she’s ‘ever done’ in her life; seen in July 2023

Leelee Sobieski 

Age at marriage: 26

Leelee Sobieski was candid about losing her V-card to her husband, Adam Kimmel, in 2010.

‘I guess 26 is kind of old to lose your virginity, but it was important to me that I remained a virgin until after I was married,’ she said.

The 40-year-old, best known for her role in roles in films such as Deep Impact, Never Been Kissed, Eyes Wide Shut and Joy Ride, continued: ‘It wasn’t for any religious reasons or anything like that, but simply because, to me, my virginity was the most precious gift that I could ever give to a man, and I wanted to be sure I was giving it to the right man.’

Meaningful experience: Leelee Sobieski was candid about losing her V-card to her husband, Adam Kimmel, in 2010 (seen in 2012)

Meaningful experience: Leelee Sobieski was candid about losing her V-card to her husband, Adam Kimmel, in 2010 (seen in 2012)

Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin

Ages at marriage: 30 and 33

The couple wrote a book about waiting for marriage and holding ‘each other accountable’ to their ‘commitment.’ 

‘As a man, if you can be disciplined in your sexual life, there’s nothing you can’t do,’ Franklin wrote in the book. 

Before their walk down the aisle, she told Life & Style: ‘Our wedding night will be the first time we’re actually together.’ 

‘He was willing to be celibate with me for a year,’ she told the publication. ‘He loves God more than I love God, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong [with him].’ 

Perfect pair: The couple wrote a book about waiting for marriage and holding 'each other accountable' to their 'commitment'

Perfect pair: The couple wrote a book about waiting for marriage and holding ‘each other accountable’ to their ‘commitment’

Andy Grammer 

Age at marriage: 28

Andy Grammer refrained from sex until wife Aijia in 2012. 

‘I actually waited until I was married to have sex. That was not without some porn, unfortunately,’ the Honey, I’m Good said.

During the segment, he reflected on ‘effects of’ the accessibility of porn on the internet. 

‘I feel for men right now because it’s never been this easy to do something so destructive to yourself,’ he told viewers. 

Happy couple: Andy Grammer refrained from sex until wife Aijia in 2012 (pictured 2022)

Happy couple: Andy Grammer refrained from sex until wife Aijia in 2012 (pictured 2022)

Sean Lowe 

Age at wedding: 29

Sean Lowe revealed he became celibate after the age of 24, before ultimately going on The Bachelor. 

‘I didn’t have sex in college. And honestly, I don’t even know if I knew at that time why I took that stance. After graduating college, I moved back to Dallas. I was dating other girls and I started having sex, and I would feel extremely guilty afterwards,’ he told I am Second. ‘But after that guilt faded, then I’d start talking to some other girl and go down that same path of destruction.’

In his mid-twenties, he said he ‘became a man’ and commited to waiting to have sex until marriage. 

He went on to marry Catherine Giudici in a live television wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California. 

Family: Sean Lowe revealed he became celibate after the age of 24, before ultimately going on The Bachelor - he went on to marry Catherine Giudici in a live television wedding and they share three children

Family: Sean Lowe revealed he became celibate after the age of 24, before ultimately going on The Bachelor – he went on to marry Catherine Giudici in a live television wedding and they share three children

Ali Landry and husband Alejandro Monteverde 

After getting cheated on just days before her 2004 wedding to Mario Lopez, Ali Landry revealed she wanted to take it slow with her next partner. 

During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, she revealed she and Alejandro Monteverde ‘abstained from having sex until we got married.’ 

‘Because of the situation I was in before, I was just treading lightly, and did not want to make any mistakes in this relationship,’ Landry said on The Wendy Williams Show Thursday. ‘We abstained from having sex until we got married.’ 

Taking a chance: After getting cheated on just days before her 2004 wedding to Mario Lopez, Ali Landry revealed she wanted to take it slow with her next partner (seen in 2008)

Taking a chance: After getting cheated on just days before her 2004 wedding to Mario Lopez, Ali Landry revealed she wanted to take it slow with her next partner (seen in 2008)

Victoria Fuller 

In April, 2023, Victoria Fuller said she wasn’t having sex until marriage on an episode of the podcast Click Bait.

The Bachelor alum told Tayshia Adams, Natasha Parker, and Joe Amabile that she has ‘committed’ herself ‘to the Lord.’ 

The choice came after becoming involved in a nondenominational Christian community that made her reevaluate her love life. 

‘I think that so much of my relationships in the past have been revolved around sex. Not going to lie, that’s how it’s been. So now, I think I have to be super obedient in that area,’ she explained. 

Pivoting from her past: In April, 2023, Victoria Fuller said she wasn't having sex until marriage on an episode of the podcast Click Bait; seen in 2022

Pivoting from her past: In April, 2023, Victoria Fuller said she wasn’t having sex until marriage on an episode of the podcast Click Bait; seen in 2022

Colton Dixon

Age at marriage: 29

Colton Dixon waited to get intimate until after walking down the aisle because he believes ‘sex was designed for marriage.’ 

He told People that the Bible teaches that getting physical is ‘more meaningful’ if a couple waits. 

In 2016, he lost his virginity to his longtime girlfriend Annie Coggeshall. 

‘It was not easy!’ he told People. ‘But I believe sex was designed for marriage, and I knew it would be more meaningful to wait. That was something I grew up thinking and feeling, and I believe the Bible backs it up as well.’ 

Couple: Colton Dixon waited to get intimate until after walking down the aisle because he believes 'sex was designed for marriage' - he wed Annie Coggeshall in 2016 (pictured 2016)

Couple: Colton Dixon waited to get intimate until after walking down the aisle because he believes ‘sex was designed for marriage’ – he wed Annie Coggeshall in 2016 (pictured 2016)

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard 

Ages at wedding: 25 and 23

In addition to waiting to have sex, Jill Duggar, who is an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist, and Derick Dillard waited to have their first kiss until their wedding. 

‘We’re just really trying to keep our relationship focused not on the physical but really just more on communication and continuing to learn more about each other,’ they told ABC. ‘We’re saving our first kiss and things beyond that for our wedding.’

Following their engagement, the duo were okay with holding hands. 

Firm in their beliefs: In addition to waiting to have sex, Jill Duggar, who is an Independent Fundamentalist Baptists, and Derick Dillard waited to have their first kiss until their wedding

Firm in their beliefs: In addition to waiting to have sex, Jill Duggar, who is an Independent Fundamentalist Baptists, and Derick Dillard waited to have their first kiss until their wedding

Bethany Hamilton 

Age at wedding: 23

Bethany Hamilton, who survived a 2003 shark attack, has been open about her feelings that couples should refrain from sex until marriage.

‘It takes patience!’ she wrote on her website. ‘And it’s not easy! But I’m deeply thankful I waited for my hubby. I don’t share this to boast, but rather in hopes that it might inspire patience and commitment in you for that one lucky man you will one day call your husband.’ 

‘I PROMISE, the wait for your husband is well worth it. Deep and lasting sweetness awaits you,’ she told others. 

She wed Adam Dirks in 2013 and they share four children. 

The surfer frequently posts about her Christian faith and how it has helped her overcome ‘challenges’ and made her ‘stronger.’ 

‘We can adapt and thrive beyond our imagination in this challenging world; and be a hope to others in their challenges! This may sound cheesy but these actions make me smile,’ she wrote on Instagram. 

Patience: Bethany Hamilton, who survived a 2003 shark attack, has been open about her feelings that couples should refrain from sex until marriage - she wed Adam Dirks in 2013 and they share four children (pictured 2019)

Patience: Bethany Hamilton, who survived a 2003 shark attack, has been open about her feelings that couples should refrain from sex until marriage – she wed Adam Dirks in 2013 and they share four children (pictured 2019)

Sherri Shepherd

Age at marriage: 44

The talk show host and her now-ex-husband, Lamar Sally, waited to have sex until after their wedding day. 

She did admit, however, that abstinence was hard and she attempted to persuade Sally to give into temptation a few times.

‘I was horny as a loon and I’m chasing [my husband] around the hotel room saying, ‘We can make a mistake!’ And he was like, ‘Jesus is in Grenada too!’ Many, many times I was like, ‘Why did I say this?’ she recalled.

The talk show host and her now-ex-husband, Lamar Sally, waited to have sex until after their wedding day (pictured 2013)

The talk show host and her now-ex-husband, Lamar Sally, waited to have sex until after their wedding day (pictured 2013)



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