25 Proud Celebrity Virgins

Michele Zipp | Sep 30, 2014 Celebrities
25 Proud Celebrity Virgins

carrie underwoodOur 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.

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  • Jessica Simpson


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    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.

  • Kevin Jonas


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    All the Jonas brothers wore purity rings back in the day, but our favorite Jo Bro is Kevin Jonas who waited until he was married to Danielle Delease to do the deed. And then he famously said how sex wasn't worth the wait. Ouch! It seems he's liking it more since he's still happily married.

  • Adriana Lima


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    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.

  • Lolo Jones


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    Track star Lolo Jones might be one of Dancing With the Stars most pouty faced and angry contestants (I think it's because she's so competitive), but she's also a virgin at 32. If it makes her happy, then good for her.

  • Carrie Underwood


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    American Idol favorite Carrie Underwood told Slate way back in 2007 that she was waiting until marriage to have sex. If this stayed true, she married hockey player Mike Fisher when she was 26 years old.

  • Selena Gomez


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    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.

  • Jordin Sparks


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    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. Another born again perhaps?

  • Hilary Duff


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    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 husband Mike Comrie and the two have a son together, so a virgin she is no more. Interestingly, her ex, Aaron Carter, whom she dated way back when, apparently is trying to get her back.

  • Julianne Hough


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    "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.

  • Kirk Cameron


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    Super religious Kirk Cameron waited until he was 20 years old and married to Chelsea Noble to have sex. "Sex within marriage is the only kind that’s truly fun and exciting -- the kind that lasts for a lifetime. I’m glad I waited," he said. As an actor, he also won't kiss anyone but his wife even if it's for a film.

  • Sherri Shepherd


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    Former View co-host Sherri Shepherd waited until she was married to lose her virginity. She has been married twice -- once in 2001 to Jeff Tarpley when she was 34, and then to Lamar Sally in 2011. She might be one of those "born again" virgins where from the first husband to the second, she decided not to have sex until marriage. She's currently in an ugly divorce situation with ex Lamar so she may be born again, again.

  • Taylor Lautner


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    The sexy Twilight star Taylor Lautner made a YouTube video talking about his desire to practice abstinence. He dated Taylor Swift who may or may not do the same. It's possible his other desires overrode that desire. But I do love that he talked about it. Hey, teenagers. You don't have to do it to be cool.

  • The Duggars


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    All of the Duggars are said to be virgins until marriage. So technically this list is a lot more than 15 celebrities. That v-card was up for investigation though when Jill Duggar announced her pregnancy very soon after her wedding to Derek Dillard. Wedding night conception? Quite possible.

  • Tamera Mowry


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    Sister, Sister and Tia & Tamera star Tamera Mowry grew up onscreen. She didn't have sex with boyfriend Adam Housley until she was 29-years-old and she regretted it immediately. "I'm religious, so I waited until I was 29 to lose my virginity. You may not understand this [but] I did it, then I felt guilty, then I became celibate until I got married." After dating for six years, Tamera and Adam married in 2011 and they now have a child.

  • Tia Mowry


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    Tamera's sister Tia may be even more extreme in the 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.

  • Sean Lowe


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    While Bachelor Sean Lowe lost his virginity in college, he took a vow of celibacy and remained a born again virgin until marriage. The lucky lady who won his heart was Catherine Giudici -- they married in 2014.

  • Sarah Drew


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    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.

  • Leelee Sobieski


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    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.

  • Lisa Kudrow


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    Friends star Lisa Kudrow married Michael Stern in 1995 when she was 31. It was reported that she waited until she was with Michael to lose her virginity. The couple have been together for nearly 20 years so clearly it was the right thing for her.

  • Tim Tebow


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    While he has dated beautiful women, Tim Tebow is still a virgin at 27. The football quarterback is a religious man -- his parents were Baptist missionaries -- and he known for starting a "Tebowing" trend of praying during plays. He also often cited the Bible, even in messages written on himself during games.

  • Gary Coleman


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    Gary Coleman was a real life 40-year-old virgin. The late actor married when he was 39, but issues prevented him from consummating the marriage. He had said he wasn't in a hurry. Sadly, Gary passed away when he was 42 of a brain hemorrhage. He had a history of illness attributed to kidney disease.

  • Zac Hanson


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    Remember Hanson? MmmBop! The adorable drummer, Zac Hanson, waited until he was married at 22 to lose his virginity. Which isn't that difficult considering he married at 22! Still, he did become famous at 11 so it's quite a feat.

  • Tina Fey


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    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 have been married since 2001 and have two kids.

  • Mariah Carey


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    It has been reported that Mariah Carey didn't lose her virginity until she was 23, but perhaps the more interesting fact is that she waited until she married Nick Cannon to have sex with him. The pair (who have since fell on marital hard times) waited until their I dos to do the deed. Note: They were only together two months before marrying. Still! They waited.

  • Ali Landry


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    You may recall Ali Landry was married to Mario Lopez -- they dated for six years, were in love, and decided to tie the knot. The jerk cheated on her during his bachelor party and she found out but he denied it. They went through with the marriage but the truth came out. The marriage was annulled two weeks later. Awful. So you can see she may have some trust issues. Then she met Alejandro Monteverde and fell in love but told him that there wasn't going to be any sex before marriage. She was a born again virgin. Good for her! Ali and Alejandro married in 2006 and have two kids.


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