Considering we live in such a hyper-sexual world, it’s kind of amazing to hear about anyone waiting until marriage before having sex. But these celebs did it. (Or didn’t do it.)
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Russell Wilson and Ciara
The NFL star and singer were vocal about their celibacy, opting to focus on building a strong foundation for their relationship and becoming great friends first. They married in July 2016, got pregnant three months later and are parents to daughter Sienna (as well as her son with former fiancé Future). Nothing against Future, but Ciara's so much happier now. See more stars who broke up with their partners and totally traded up.
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She once called virginity "cool and sexy" and considering the source, she wasn't kidding. She and first husband Nick Lachey waited until after their marriage to have sex but, sadly, they didn't last.
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Back in 2008, Hough vowed to remain a virgin until she met that special someone, though it's unknown if she and now-husband Brooks Laich waited until they got married in one of 2017's most stunning celebrity weddings. Let's just assume she's a woman of her word.
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The singer said in a 2007 interview that she was saving herself until marriage, which she did until she and Mike Fisher exchanged vows.
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The actress held off on sex until after Michael Stern put a ring on it in 1995. Touting the importance of just being best friends first, Lisa Kudrow's one star whose relationship advice we could all learn from. See more of the best advice from celebrity couples who’ve stood the test of time.
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His brothers Joe and Nick may have sported their purity rings for show but the eldest Jonas remained a virgin until after he and Danielle Deleasa got hitched.
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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Carey and Cannon may no longer be together, but they abstained from sex until their wedding night. It established a great relationship, however, as these two are committed to co-parenting their twins in a healthy way.
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The superstar remained celibate until marrying René Angélil in 1994.
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The singer revealed in 2016 that he waited until he was married to have sex with now-wife Aijia, though he admitted, "That was not without some porn, unfortunately."
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The former NFLer/aspiring MLBer/devout Christian said in a 2009 interview that he was saving himself until marriage. He's still unmarried, so ...
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After a disastrous first marriage to Mario Lopez, Landry took her time with second husband Alejandro Monteverde, whom she wed in 2006. "I was just treading lightly, and did not want to make any mistakes in this relationship," she told Wendy Williams in 2012. "We abstained from having sex until we got married."
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Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Lowe
The couple revealed they were waiting until after their wedding to do the deed. "From my perspective, I've lived life kind of selfishly for a long time," Lowe told People. "Now, I'm going to try to live it the way I know to be right."
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Kathie Lee Gifford
Gifford was a virgin until her first marriage to Paul Johnson, and that's when they discovered they weren't sexually compatible. They divorced after seven years and we assume she didn't make that same mistake with her second husband, the late Frank Gifford.
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The actress waited until she was 24 to have sex with future husband Jeff Richmond. OK, OK, technically they didn't get married until seven years later but it counts for something.
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Tamara Mowry and Adam Housley
Mowry and now-husband Adam Housley had their faith in mind when they chose to be celibate and turned to God during the tough times.
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The youngest Hanson member told Howard Stern that he waited until he and Kate Turner married to have sex for the first time.
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She might be a Victoria's Secret supermodel who wears little to no clothing but "sexy" doesn't equal "sex" in her case. She was emphatic about her choice to wait until after she and NBA star Marko Jaric were married to have sex. They were married for five years before calling it quits.
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The Olympian has been blunt about her desire to remain a virgin until marriage, though she admitted it's "the hardest thing" she's ever done in her life. Yes, harder than training for the Olympics.