Actress Megan Good and Producer/ Preacher DeVon Franklin's vows of celibacy until marriage is unusual in Hollywood. Devon produced the movie "Jumping the Broom" recently met with Oprah winfrey's Super Soul Sundays to discuss his faith, work and saving himself for his wedding night.
Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima, who's married to NBA star Marko Jaric, says she saved sex for her wedding night at age 27, telling GQ that sex should be "for after marriage." The couple had a daughter in November 2009 after eloping on Valentine's Day, and Adriana says she found out she was pregnant soon after the honeymoon.
Friends star Lisa Kudrow, says she remained a virgin until her marriage to French businessman Michael Stern: " I understood what it is to be so afraid of sex, of your sexuality... for me it was just ,"No, I'm saving myself. Because I have to make myself worthy of the kind of man I have in mind."
Actress Angela Bassett and her husband, actor Courtney Vance, made the most of their wedding night in 1997 after abstaining from sex for a full year before their nuptials. The long-time friends chose to be celibate for 12 months after Law & Order star Vance proposed and had just one night to consummate their marriage before Bassett flew off to shoot movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
Kevin Jonas married hairdresser Danielle Deleasa in 2009. Joe Jonas declared all brothers were a purity ring promise themselves and to God to stay pure until they were married.
Mariah Carey and her second husband Nick Cannon waited to have sex before tying the knot. They both had similiar beliefs and believed it would be special to wait.
Others celebrities abstaining from sex before marriage, Jordin Sparks, Angela Simmons, "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, Lenny Kravitz and believe it or not Lady Gaga.
Reasons why it's great to wait to have sex after marriage
Sex can be a beautiful experience. It can also be a very emotional experience. That’s why it’s best to abstain, or wait until you’re in a committed, adult relationship – like marriage.
Abstinence does not mean never having sex. It just means waiting until the right time. Sex is a very intimate act and it can complicate a relationship. It can lead to hurt feelings. If you have sex with someone when you are not ready, or because you are pressured into it, you may feel bad. You may also begin to wonder if your partner really cares about you. While sex is one way to show love, there are lots of other ways too, like volunteering together, or having a themed cook-out or trying a sport or outdoor exercise activity together.
Friendship and romance cannot work without respect, honesty, trust and caring. The best relationships start with each of these as a solid foundation -- not sex