10 Celebrities Who Saved Themselves For Marriage
Los Angeles and its surrounding areas have long been held in contempt by those of a more religious-imposition because it's a city built on money, fame and power- things that aren't exactly in keeping with most religious scriptures.
However, like with any good book, you must never judge a city based on preconceived perceptions, and if the pre-marital decisions of these Los Angeles- based celebrities are anything to go by the city of sin would appear to be holier than people give it credit.
Here are 10 celebrities who saved themselves for marriage.
1. Carrie Underwood
Country music draws heavily from religious teachings, with many prominent country artists proud Christians, so it's not surprising that many forgo sex until they're married and one such artist who saved herself was Carrie Underwood.
Rising to fame on American Idol, the reality show's first ever country winner stated in a 2007 interview with Slate magazine that she intended to save herself until marriage and she was true to her word, with the star still a virgin before finally bedded her first and current husband, Mike Fisher.
2. Hilary Duff
She was the child actress who never quite made it to the big leagues, and she was compounded further misery when she divorced Canadian ice hockey player, Mike Comrie.
Still, Duff soon picked herself up and was even spotted by eager-eyed users on the dating app, Tinder.
3. Kevin Jonas
The Jonas Brothers famously sported purity rings during the height of their fame, and though his other brothers found themselves in the haze of louche, Hollywood excess, Kevin remained faithful to his religious roots and waited until his marriage to the hairdresser Danielle Delease before finally getting jiggy with it.
Rather oddly, Kevin remarked in a later interview that sex wasn't worth the wait, which we're guessing didn't exactly make his wife feel good about herself.
4. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is arguably the most beautiful woman ever to grace Earth, with her Amazonian legs, chiselled features, and awe-inspiring confidence, you're probably surprised that Lima, who could have anyone she wants, waited so long before getting naughty down under.
But when you've been raised Catholic, there's a high chance you'll take a vow of celibacy, and that's what Lima did, waiting until she was 27-years-old before tieing the knot with her now-divorced husband, Marco Jaric.
5. Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough is most known for her dazzling performances on Dancing with the Stars, but she's also a pretty good actor, with roles in various films to her name, but not many know that she once vowed to abstain from sex until marriage.
Speaking to CosmoGirl! at was 19, she said, "I'm not trying to preach consequences here, but I think when you say no, down the line, it will be a better decision."
Whether Hough remained true to her words is unlikely when you consider her three-year relationship with serial playboy and American TV host, Ryan Seacrest.
6. Tina Fey
It may surprise you to hear that everyone's favourite funny woman waited until marriage before sleeping with her husband, Jeff Richmond.
Synonymous with Hollywood's liberal glitterati, comedians are often far from accepting of more traditional, conservative values, so Fey's inclusion on this list verges on shocking.
7. Kirk Cameron
He's known for his conservative views and has regularly spoken at Republican party conventions, so it's not surprising to learn that uber-religious actor Kirk Cameron waited until marriage before doing the deed.
That being said, he didn't have to wait long, wedding his wife Chelsea Noble when he was only 20-years-old. "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 in an interview.
8. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson may be many things, but someone who sleeps around she most certainly is not. Instead, Simpson remained faithful to her Dad's wish to be pure until marriage ever since he gave her an abstinence ring age 12, and she remained pure until her marriage to first husband, Nick Lachey.
It didn't work out, but Texan native Simpson still seems to a pretty religious person, which probably stems from being raised Baptist.
9. Mariah Carey
She may be a diva in public who isn't afraid to demand her music be played before entering certain restaurants, but it appears Mariah was more than happy to wait for sex if reports are anything to believe.
While the singer has never commented on her reported celibacy, it is thought that Carey waited until she married her first husband Tommy Mattola at the age 23, while her second husband, Nick Cannon, is thought to have had to endure the same wait, though it was only two months before the former couple got hitched.
10. Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner once revealed in a public video posted on YouTube that he intended to practice abstinence and for all we know, he's been a good boy and stuck to his self-imposed sex ban.
Still, while we admire Lautner's self-restraint, it must be hard knowing he can't even enjoy some fun in the sheets when his career seems to be going down the pan.