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A list of celebrities who remained a virgin until marriage or vowed to save their virginity until their wedding day. Just because Hollywood is notoriously filled with stories of sex and scandal, there are still famous people who believe in and practice celibacy until marriage. Some of the entertainment industry's biggest stars vow to keep their virginity, whether from religious or cultural beliefs, or simply a personal preference.

Celebrities who stayed virgins or vowed to wait until marriage includes actors, singers, and even culinary icon Julia Child. Pop star-turned-fashion designer Jessica Simpson made headlines after announcing she was waiting until marriage to lose her virginity. She famously married Nick Lachey back in 2002, but the couple has since divorced. Jessica Simpson is now a mother of two with NFL player Eric Johnson.

Some of Hollywood's teen heartthrobs over the years also wanted to be pure until they wed, including sitcom star Kirk Cameron and popular rock group the Jonas Brothers, who wore purity rings as a symbol of their faith. Even Victoria's Secret supermodel Adriana Lima proudly announced she was a virgin until her marriage to basketball player Marko Jaric. And speaking of athletes, two of today's most popular sports figures Tim Tebow and LoLo Jones have also declared (separately) that they were remaining virgins until marriage.

Other celebrities who decided staying celibate before marriage include Julianne Hough, Tina Fey, Colton Dixon, Kevin Jonas, and Bethany Hamilton. 

What are your thoughts on these celebs who plan on saving themselves until after they marry? Tell us what you think about wearing a purity band. 


Colton Dixon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Vowed to Wait Until Marriage
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American Idol contestant Colton Dixon waited until he was 24 and married before having sex with his new wife, Annie. They two finally got to sleep side-by-side for the first time on their honeymoon in 2016.

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Age: 25

Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Singer

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Adriana Lima is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Vowed to Wait Until Marriage
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Adriana Lima waited until marriage to have sex. The model has stated, "They have to respect that this is my choice. If there’s no respect, that means they don’t want me."

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil

Profession: Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel

Credits: Spike Guys' Choice Awards, The Hire: The Follow, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Pista Dupla

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#20 on Your Favorite Hispanic Celebrities

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Jessica Simpson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Vowed to Wait Until Marriage
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Jessica Simpson was very public about her decision to wait to have sex until she was married. She told Cosmopolitan magazine, "I promised God, my father, and my future husband that I would remain a virgin until I got married. I just always knew it was something I wanted to do."

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, The Master of Disguise, DreamChaser Tour, The Teen Choice Awards 2006

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#88 on The Top Female Country Singers

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Vowed to Wait Until Marriage
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30 Rock creator waited until she was 24 to have sex with her future husband Jeff Richmond. She told David Letterman, "That's just good, Christian values, or, being homely."

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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#23 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Vowed to Wait Until Marriage
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Carrie Underwood reportedly waited to have sex until she married Mike Fisher in 2010.

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Guitarist, Pianist, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Enchanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special, Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour Live

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#43 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Julianne Hough is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Vowed to Wait Until Marriage
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Julianne Hough explained her decision to wait until marriage to have sex saying, "I want to be with that special person. I think [the choice] to have sex before marriage is an individual one, but if you’re just with one person, it’s only for one good reason, and [waiting to have sex] will strengthen that relationship. I’m not trying to preach consequences here, but I think when you say no, down the line it will be a better decision.”

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Age: 28

Birthplace: Orem, Utah, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Actor, Singer, Dancer

Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Entertainment Tonight, 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The 2012 Billboard Music Awards

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#19 on The Best Reality Show Judges

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Meagan Good is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Vowed to Wait Until Marriage
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Meagan Good waited until she married DeVon Franklin to have sex. She said, "Our wedding night will be the first time we’re actually together. He was willing to be celibate with me for a year."

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Think Like a Man, Brick, Saw V

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#20 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#25 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

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Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Celebrities Who Vowed to Wait Until Marriage
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When asked by a reporter if he was saving himself for marriage, NFL player Tim Tebow replied, "Yes, I am." Tebow is a devout Christian and has been known to bend a knee and pray on the football field.

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Makati, Philippines

Profession: Athlete, American football player

Credits: Good Morning America, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2012, Tim Tebow: On a Mission, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2012

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#67 on The Best Quarterbacks of All Time

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#2 on The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time

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