Hollywood seems to be a breeding ground for scandalous behavior, playboy antics, and seriously wild romances. But, it turns out, there are still some celebs that prefer to do things the old fashioned way. There are have been several celebrity couples over the years that have waited until marriage to finally ~get intimate~. This doesn't always mean that these celebs were 100% virgins — many have had sex in previous relationships. But for one reason or another, they decided that this time around they were going to wait until the wedding night to consummate their love!
Many of these abstinent celebrity couples believe that holding off on the sexual part of a relationship will bring them closer together emotionally. Others, though, just don't want to make the entire relationship all about sex! No matter the personal reason behind the decision, these couples did what was right for them. The decision to stay abstinent pre-marriage must have been a good one for most of these celebrity couples since a majority of the pairings on this list are still together! Here are all the celebrity couples who really believed that good things come to those who wait!
We know for sure that at least one of The Jonas Brothers kept their word when it came to those purity rings! Kevin believed that the move to wait for marriage was right for him, and his future-wife Danielle agreed. Though, the current Mrs. Jonas has joked that staying abstinent was not easy for them! She said that she could've married her future hubby the day after he proposed — that's how crazy she was going with waiting! They successfully waited for marriage, though, and the two have been happily betrothed since 2009.
Carey and Cannon were married for eight years and before they walked down the aisle they abstained from sex! Neither were virgins but they both felt that it was key for their specific relationship to hold off until they were married. Carey notes that they didn't hold off on everything, but didn't get fully intimate until their wedding night! The two have similar beliefs and believed that waiting until their wedding night would make things all the more special. According to Carey, it totally did! The two split in 2014, but not before having a beautiful set of twins and, we assume, lots of married sex!
Turns out Drew has a lot in common with her Grey's Anatomy character April! Well, sort of. While April intended to stay a virgin until marriage she didn't actually make it all the way down the aisle before having sex. Sarah, though, did. She confirmed on Twitter that she waited until marriage to have sex with her now-husband Peter Lanfer. The two went from college sweethearts to happily married husband and wife in 2002 when Sarah was only 22. When you know you know! Drew and Lanfer have now been married for almost 20 years so clearly they're doing something right!
Franklin wasn't a virgin when he met Good, but his job as a preacher definitely influenced his celibate ways. Before the two met, Franklin was already practicing celibacy — for ten years, to be exact! He wrote in his book that his abstinent stance was born out of wanting to be closer to God. When he and Good met, she had the same thinking as he did and they both agreed to hold off on physical intimacy until their wedding night. That doesn't mean it was easy though! He reported that they both just held each other accountable to the promise they made and remembered their commitment to each other.
Lima is one of the hottest supermodels in the world but she didn't let her time modeling Victoria's Secret lingerie alter her world view. The model revealed in an interview that she was waiting until her wedding night to have sex and that any man she dates just has to deal with it. Her thinking was if a man can't respect her choice, he won't respect anything else about her. And then you gotta throw the whole man away! Jaric, though, respected her choice thoroughly and the two waited until marriage. They married in 2009, but split after five years and two daughters together, unfortunately.
Ali Landry was not going to make the same mistake twice! We totally understand her reasoning for abstaining from sex with Alejandro until their wedding day. The celeb was briefly married to Mario Lopez before annulling the marriage two weeks after the wedding because he cheated on her days before they were set to wed. This experience made her tread very lightly in potential relationships from there on out. So, when she met Monteverde she took things incredibly slow so she didn't get hurt again. The couple waited until marriage to take the big physical leap in their relationship. The two have been married since 2006 so the decision to wait definitely worked for them!
Okay, these two weren't totally abstinent before they got married. Mowry explained in an interview that she's religious and therefore was waiting until she got married to lose her virginity. But, she lost it a little bit earlier than she intended. She and her future husband Adam had sex exactly one time before marriage. Tamera felt so guilty afterward, though, that they waited until they were married three years later to do it again! She was 29 years old when they slipped up, but she felt like she still had some time to go before she was fully ready. You have to do what's right for you!
Kerr reported in an interview that Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel is super traditional so the two waited until marriage to consummate their relationship. In the interview, she said, "We can't… I mean we're just… waiting." It sounds like Kerr, who was previously married to Orlando Bloom, wasn't fully into the idea of being one of Hollywood's abstinent celebrity couples! But, she respected Spiegel's choice and they waited until they were married in 2017 to finally have sex.
One of our fave celebrity couples of yesteryear was also completely celibate before marriage! Jessica Simpson was never coy about her stance on sex before marriage. She was open about her determination to wait until marriage to have sex because of the promise she made God, her father, and her future husband. Lachey, at the time, noted that it was a bit difficult to stay abstinent but he was willing to do it because of his respect for Simpson. The two did indeed wait until their wedding day, though the pair didn't stay married for long. Their highly publicized union and subsequent TV show led to one of the biggest breakups in pop music history. They've both remarried since and, the second time around, neither stayed celibate beforehand!
It's no surprise that one of the Duggar girls waited until marriage to have sex. The family is incredibly traditional! But, what is surprising is that these two didn't just hold back from having sex — they held back from everything. The two even waited until marriage to share their first kiss! Oh, and Derick also admitted that he didn't even hold Jill's hand for the first time until he was putting an engagement ring on it! The two were super committed to not inviting any kind of temptation into their relationship until they were married.
PSA: Colton Underwood is not the first "virgin Bachelor" on The Bachelor! Though, Lowe was more of a "born-again virgin" than an actual one. He decided to be celibate after he turned 24, calling it a turning point where he became a man and wanted to live more responsibly. Clearly, this couple didn't use the Fantasy Suite on the show! But, that didn't matter. They ended up getting married and, in true Bachelor form, it was televised. Of course, ABC had to have a live stream of the "Honeymoon Suite" the entire time in case we were going to forget these two were going to finally have sex there at the end of the night. Lowe and Giudici are one of the only lasting relationships from the franchise so clearly, the decision to wait was ideal for them!
Purity rings were a big thing in Hollywood at one point and Sparks was one of their biggest proponents. But, after her high profile relationship with Jason Derulo, she was appearing without her ring. She didn't fully say that she had had sex, but on The Wendy Williams Show she confirmed that particular accessory was gone from her life. Despite having lost her v-card to Derulo, the pop songstress decided to recommit to chastity after their split. She posted on Instagram about her decision to consciously commit to celibacy again and reconnect with her spirituality. In 2017, she married Dana Isaiah and we're assuming the two have had sex since they have an adorable baby boy!
On a talk show in 2016, Grammer revealed that he waited until marriage to have sex for the first time. So, he and his wife Aijia stayed abstinent throughout their courtship until they married in 2012. That said, Grammer admits that the celibacy wasn't easy and usually included a bit of porn! He went on to discuss how he thought promiscuous sex could be "destructive" for young men and he wanted to save himself from self-destructive impulses. Not all abstinent celebrity couples are basing their decision off religion — some just find themselves doing what is right for them and the world they live in!
Dixon, a former American Idol star, waited until marriage to have sex — and to sleep in the same bed with his wife, Annie! The couple was so committed to staying abstinent before they got married that they would get separate hotel rooms whenever they went on vacation together. That's commitment. The Christian singer and his wife both believed that sex was for marriage. So, while staying celibate was difficult, they knew it was right for them. They got married in January 2016 and finally got to experience everything together for the first time!
Neither Wilson or Ciara were virgins when they met (both had previously been married), but they decided that with each other, they weren't going to jump into sex. When the two met, Ciara notes that she was determined to build a relationship rooted in friendship rather than on sex. While the couple got a lot of flack for their choice (mostly from Ciara's ex, Future), they did what was right for them and remained celibate. They waited until marriage and finally did the deed after their July 2016 wedding. Three months later, they announced they were expecting a child!
These two are one of the sexiest celebrity couples in Hollywood! But, they weren't getting too sexy with each other before they got married in the summer of 2018. Hailey and Justin reconnected in June 2018 about a year after Justin's celibacy was self-imposed. So, the two waited until marriage (which came a mere three months later!) to finally get physical. Justin explained in Vogue that he spent years having issues with sex and promiscuity and took a vow of celibacy to "rededicate [himself] to God." He also said that he felt Hailey was his reward for staying abstinent! He said, "I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior." Though, the two admit, their eagerness to have sex was part of the reason they rushed their nuptials!