Our virginity is a sacred thing because it’s our bodies, and we should respect our bodies. Unfortunately, so many of us tend to “lose” it to some undeserving jerk. I personally don’t think it matters if you have sex at 17 or 37 as long as you want to do it and feel ready. (Unless you are my daughter, in which case, never.) Maybe you hold onto it until marriage or later than the “norm” like these celebrities.
For some, it’s hard to believe that in the land of Hollyweird, some people choose to not have sex until they are married or until they are fully committed to someone, which in many cases means they are much older than their teenage years. Such a rarity! Or maybe not as unusual as we thought. These celebrities held on to their virginity for way longer than you’d expect — some are still virgins.
Back when she was just 12 years old, Jessica Simpson’s dad Joe gave her a purity ring. Raised Baptist, Jessica vowed to remain a virgin until marriage and that she did. She wed Nick Lachey when she was 22 and he was her first. That marriage didn’t last, but her vow of purity before her wedding day did.
It may be shocking to some that Adriana Lima, sexy Victoria’s Secret model, was a virgin until the age of 27 when she married basketball player Marko Jaric. The couple were together for five years and have two kids, but have now split up.
Sweet Selena Gomez was one of those Disney kid stars who claimed they were going to abstain from having sex. That seemed to be working for her until Justin Bieber came along. The Biebs said that he knew she was seriously in love with him because she gave him her virginity. Justin! How dare you kiss (make love) and tell. After they broke up, she reportedly said she was never going to have sex again until marriage. Justin and Selena are back together … for now.
Another American Idol alum Jordin Sparks famously talked about remaining a virgin until marriage. She has even reportedly come to the defense of the Jonas Brothers for wearing purity rings. Then she started dating “Talk Dirty” singer Jason Derulo and maybe things changed. Rumor has it, however, the couple broke up. Has another born again perhaps?
Way back in 2006 when Hilary Duff was just 19 years old, she was quoted in Elle magazine saying that her virginity was something she liked about herself. She later said that she never talks about her sex life so she wasn’t sure where that quote came from. She recently split up with her husband Mike Comrie and the two have a son together, so a virgin is no more. Interestingly, her ex, Aaron Carter, whom she dated way back when apparently is trying to get her back.
“I’m not trying to preach consequences here, but I think when you say no, down the line, it will be a better decision,” said a then-19-year-old Julianne Hough to CosmoGIRL! magazine. Julianne has had some high profile boyfriends since then including Ryan Seacrest, whom she dated for three years.
Tamera’s sister Tia maybe even more extreme in not doing the deed department. Tia has said that she wouldn’t even kiss her boyfriend (now husband) Cory Hardrict until their relationship reached a year mark. She admits that she lost her virginity to him at 25. The couple married in 2008 and welcomed a son in 2012.
Sarah Drew and Dr. April Kepner, the character she plays on Grey’s Anatomy, have a lot in common, specifically, she waited until marriage to lose her virginity. Sarah married her college sweetheart Peter Lanfer when she was 22.
Actress Leelee Sobieski somehow stayed out of the high profile celebrity dating scene and remained a virgin even though she became famous when she was a teenager. She remained celibate until 26 when she married fashion designer Adam Kimmel. They have two children.
Tina Fey is to be admired for many things — she is hilarious and smart and an excellent host and very candid. Did you know that she remained a virgin until she was 24? Though Fey has joked that “she couldn’t give it away.” She met her husband Jeff Richmond when she was 24, and the couple has been married since 2001 and has two kids.
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