Making the choice when to have sex for the first time is an extremely personal decision. But that does not mean that people don’t’ talk about their sex lives, or lack there of. There have been many celebrities who have been extremely open and candid about their choice to abstain from sex until they are married. Some celebrities show their beliefs by wearing a purity ring to let everyone know that they believe in waiting till they find the right person. Other celebrities have open and honest interviews in magazine and television interviews about their decision to wait. And still other celebrities have chosen to become a born again virgin until they find “the one”. Whatever these celebrities’ reasons are for abstaining from sex until they are married, one thing is clear, all of these celebrities have made a very personal choice and are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. Below is a list of 10 celebrities who either waited for marriage until they decided to seal the deal, or have made the promise to save themselves for marriage. All of the celebrities below have been open and direct about their decision to wait.
10. Kirk Cameron
Kirk Cameron is an actor who is best known for his role on Growing Pains and from movies such as Like Father Like Son, and Listen to Me. Growing up, Cameron considered himself to be an atheist but that all changed when he became a born-again Christian at the age of 17. Cameron’s newfound religion was most likely a big part of the reason why Cameron decided to abstain from sex until he married. The actor managed to hold out until he was 20 years old when he married his Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble. The couple is still happily married and the two have six children together.
9. Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond is an extremely popular actor, dancer and former teen idol. The star is known for performing with his younger sister Marie Osmond, for over thirty-five years. In addition, Osmond is also known for his squeaky-clean image. At one time, Osmond’s agent thought that Osmond’s image might be too clean for the public and suggested that he spread false rumors about drug use and arrests to revamp his career. Obviously Osmond refused but it doesn’t seem to have hurt his career much. Osmond’s “boy scout” image is also true concerning his sex life. Osmond is said to have remained a virgin until he married his wife at the age of 20.
8. Heidi Montag
This entry on the list may come as a bit of a surprise. Heidi Montag garnered reality show fame when she befriended Lauren Conrad and was cast in the widely popular show, The Hills. After Montag’s run on The Hills ended, she and her husband, Spencer Pratt tried to hold onto fame by attempting to get on every reality show that would have them. Montag and Pratt’s relationship has been scrutinized from the start of their relationship until people finally stopped caring about what they did. In 2008, Pratt went on live radio and claimed that his fiancé at the time was still a virgin when he said, “She’s still a virgin….We don’t sin over here.” Whether or not we believe Pratt’s claims is a different story.
7. Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shepherd is a woman of many talents. Her careers include being an author, businesswoman and an actress. Shepherd’s acting credits include starring on her own sitcom called Sherri, and co-hosting the show, The View from 2007 to 2014. She has also written a book called Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break. Shepherd chose to remain celibate until she married ex-husband Jeff Tarpley. Shepherd has even defended others who have decided to speak out about saving themselves for marriage. When defending Lolo Jones, Shepherd said, “I think it’s great that she’s sticking to her valued and wants to be a virgin”.
6. Tina Fey
Funny woman Tina Fey has had an impressive career that includes working on Saturday Night Live, starring on her own show 30 Rock, and starring in popular movies like Mean Girls, Baby Mama and Date Night. Fey is also known for being extremely open about her personal life. In an interview with David Letterman, Fey shared that she didn’t lose her virginity until she was 24 years old. In the interview Fey said, “See, all the other people, that was a choice on their part. That one lady’s a Victoria’s Secret model. She made a choice…I couldn’t give it away”. Fey eventually managed to seal the deal with her husband Jeff Richmond.
5. Angela Simmons
Angela Simmons is the daughter of Joseph Simmons, one of the founding members of Run-D.M.C. Although Simmons is probably best known for appearing in the reality show, Run’s House, she has tried her hand at a number of different careers. She has edited Angela’s Rundown, a magazine that caters to different teen topics, she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology for one year, and she launched Pastry Footwear along with her sister Vanessa. Simmons has also been candid about her belief in saving herself for marriage. However, Simmons’ ex Bow Wow, shared some pretty intimate details regarding their relationship making many people question the career woman’s claims.
4. Megan Alexander
In 2014, Inside Edition host Megan Alexander, opened up to Whoa Women magazine about her decision to wait until marriage. In the interview, Alexander discussed her relationship with her husband and why they chose to wait. Alexander and her husband started dating in their 20’s. The couple wed in 2008, five years after they started dating. When discussing their wedding night Alexander said, “Well, life is not a fairytale, and I think a lot of people think, okay, so you waited until you’re married. You wedding night is going to be amazing, right? Wrong! Brian said one of the cutest things to me on our honeymoon. He said, ‘We have the rest of our lives to figure it out”.
3. Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner is an actor, model and martial artist. He is best known for playing Jacob Black in the widely popular Twilight series. To prepare for his role in the Twilight series, Lautner bulked up and put on over 30 pounds of pure muscle. This led to Lautner being referred to as a sex symbol. He appeared on “Top 5 Hollywood Abs” list, Glamour’s “50 Sexiest Men of 2010,” List, and Men’s Health “Top 10 Summer Bodies” list. But even though Lautner is a sex symbol, that doesn’t mean he’s having any sex. In a YouTube video, Lautner announced that he practices abstinence.
2. Courtney Stodden
Courtney Stodden is famous because she married a 51-year-old man at the ripe old age of 16. She has also appeared in reality TV shows like Couples Therapy and Celebrity Big Brother. Even though Stodden didn’t have that long to wait before she was able to seal the deal, she supposedly made the decision to save herself until her wedding night. In an interview with Radar, Stodden revealed a bit too much about her wedding night when she said, “We went to the Chateau in Hollywood it was so beautiful it was a wonderful experience. I was aroused for 24 hours straight”. In November 2013, Stodden and her husband announced that they were separating after two and a half years of marriage. However, the couple announced their reconciliation in August 2014.
1. Lolo Jones
Lolo Jones is an Olympian who has openly discussed the struggle of trying to remain a virgin until marriage. In an interview with the LA Times, Jones said, “It’s just something, a gift I want to give my husband. But please understand that this journey has been hard. There are virgins out there and I’m going to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college has been staying a virgin before marriage”. Jones also said that the reason she wishes to remain a virgin is because of her faith and her tough childhood.
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