These stars might be s*x symbols, posing in sen-sual photo shoots, shooting steamy scenes and writing lyrics that could sing the pants off anyone, but don’t be mistaken: these celebs are pretty conservative when it comes to what happens between the sheets. Here are 19 celebrities who waited til marriage or are waiting until marriage to give up his or her v-cards.
The American Hurdler that fell short of medals at the 2012 Olympics is still holding on tight to her V-Card. “It’s just something, a gift I want to give my husband” says 30-year old Jones, saying that abstaining from s*x has been “Harder than training for the Olympics.”
Kathie Lee Gifford
The Today show host kept her sacred treasure all to herself until she was 22, when she gave it up to her first husband Paul Johnson, something she reveals in her autobiography. “My lifelong self-consciousness about my body seemed, miraculously, to fade away…” Gifford says of the experience.
The Friends star is nothing like the free-loving hippie she played on the show. Lisa kept her v-card until she was 31, a decision she explained while promoting her 1999 film The Opposite of S*x. “My virg*nity was something I’d decided was very precious…an honor I was bestowing on a young man.” That young man turned out to be her husband, Michael Stern.
At the age of 22, the oldest Jonas Brother wore a “purity ring” until 2007, when he married Danielle Deleasa (the co-star on the new reality show Married to Jonas.)
Celine didn’t quite wait until marriage, but she waited until she met the man she knew she’d marry. Celine recounts her adorable story of “the first time” in her book “My Story, My Dream.” At age 20, the singing sensation first seduced her now-husband Rene Angelil, 26 years her senior. Rene at first ran out of the room but then he called Celine to say, “If you really want to, I’ll be the first,” to which Celine responded, “You’ll be the first. And the only.”
The New York Jets quarterback has turned his virginity into a business. After he announced that he was still a V-card holder in 2009, the dating site AshleyMadison.com offered $1 million to any lady who could prove she’d been in Tim’s bed, and VA Airways offered the football star free flights so long as he still had that V-card. To this day, Tim says he has stayed firm by his decision to wait.
Rebecca St. James
Rebecca made a career for herself off of waiting. She’s been writing books and hit songs inspiring Christians to wait until after marriage since she was 13.
The term “Angel” applies to this Victoria’s Secret Model in more ways than one. She announced in 2006 that she’d be holding onto her V-card until marriage. At the age of 29, this devout catholic married Serbian basketball player Marko Jarvic. Lucky guy.
The motivational speaker and author is by no means naive, having appeared on the edgy Bill Maher show various times. However, after touring the country for almost ten years giving talks about abstinence, Lakita wasn’t going to let her fans down. Lakita didn’t even have her first kiss until the alter.
The NFL star has the strength to pull of a lot of stunts in the bedroom, but his fiancé had to wait until they married.
Jessica was very open about her decision to wait until marriage and all imaginations ran wild when she finally married Nick Lachey at the age of 22.
The NBA star that played more consecutive games than any player in sports history was out of the game in one way: he practiced abstinence until the age of 38 when he finally married. He revealed his more conservative colors when he once said to a doubter, “I know who I am and what I am, and that is a v*rgin. And with all the risks associated with s*x, I’m surprised you’re not.”
Jordin Sparks is another young musician who sports a purity ring. Jordin says, “My parents gave me a purity ring and talked to me about waiting until marriage. It wasn’t forced; it just made perfect sense.” Jordin is presumably still holding her V-card.
Gary waited until marriage, and then some! The child star admitted in 2008 that physical intimacy was not a part of his marriage and that it would happen when it was time. When the star passed away in 2010, sources could not confirm if his V-card status had changed.
Venus and Serena Williams
These tennis pro sisters do not believe in physical intimacy before marriage. They won’t struggle to keep guys off: anyone who messes with them could lose a limb!
Don’t let the sen-sual moves of the 24 year old Dancing with the Stars champion fool you. Julianne believes in waiting until marriage. Do you believe that she’s actually holding out on her boo Ryan Seacrest?
The American Idol winner announced in a 2007 interview that she’d be keeping her V-card until marriage. In 2010, Mike Fisher became a very lucky man when he wed the then 27-year old.
The daughter of one of the kings of rap Joseph Simmons—cofounder of Run-D.M.C.—Angela vows to keep her treasures locked up until marriage. At 25 years old, Daddy Simmons can rest assured his little girl’s still pure.
The 28-year-old Maxim India covergirl and Bollywood actress may be found in racy photo spreads, but she’s as innocent as they come, waiting until marriage to give away her V-Card.
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