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These famous folks put their God before their lust.

Black Celebs Who Wanted To Wait Until Marriage To Have Sex  was originally published on

1. Tamera Mowry

Tamera Mowry

Tamera Mowry revealed she was a virgin until she was 29. “I don’t know how to explain this,” Mowry told her ‘The Real’ co-hosts. “I’m religious, so I waited until I was 29 to lose my virginity.” Tamera lost her virginity to her now husband Adam Housely. They had sex once, the star regretted it, and they waited to have sex again until they were married three years later.

2. Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry was similar to her twin sister in wanting to wait. She told Ebony that she and her husband, Cory Hardrict, dated for a year without even kissing. They had sex for the first time when she was 25 and have been married since 2008.

3. Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji

Actress Yvonne Orji catapulted into fame with her role as messy Molly on “Insecure.” As she became more popular, she revealed she was waiting until marriage. “Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?” she told people.

4. Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

‘American Idol’ winner Jordan sparks famously wore a promise ring when she first came into the spotlight. in 2012, Sparks told reporters, “When I was 13 my mom spoke to me about purity and waiting for marriage and different things like that. And, you know, at the time I was like, ‘Sure that’s great,’ but I can’t say what’s gonna happen a couple of months from now. People grow.”


Actress Meagan Good recommitted to celibacy before meeting her now hubby, Devon Franklin.

“Our wedding night will be the first time we’re actually together,” she told Necole Bitchie.

6. Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones

Olympic champ Lolo Jones revealed she was a virgin in 2012. “”It’s just something, a gift I want to give my husband,. “But please understand that this journey has been hard. There are virgins out there and I’m going to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.” she said in an interview with Bryant Gumbel.

7. NFL Player Shaun Alexander

NFL Player Shaun Alexander

Former Seattle Seahawks baller Shaun Alexander was a virgin until he married in 2002. “The first time I kissed her was at the altar after Pastor Treat said, ‘You may now kiss the bride,’” he said of his wife Valerie Boyd. “It was worth the wait.”