Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and 5 Other Celebrities Who Have Practiced Celibacy

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nicki Minaj at 2019 Billboard Women In Music event

Celebrities typically have their decide of the relationship pool however in terms of intercourse, some don’t need something to do with it. Ahead, discover out who within the leisure business has practiced celibacy at one time or one other. 

Jonas Brothers

Kevin, Nick, and Joe Jonas, aka the Jonas Brothers, as soon as wore promise rings to point they had been ready to have intercourse till marriage. They donned the rings of their teen and younger grownup years they usually grew to become an enormous a part of their healthful picture. But finally the brothers determined to cease sporting their promise rings. 

During a 2019 look on The Late Late Show With James Corden, the brothers talked about their promise rings in the course of the widespread phase “Carpool Karaoke.”

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They defined the rings weren’t purported to be an enormous deal however they grew to become one solely after an interviewer requested about them. Joe, who’s now reportedly anticipating his first baby together with his spouse Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, mentioned the rings had been a standard a part of the church they attended as youngsters. 

“Purity rings were to wait for the right person when the time is right,” he mentioned. “It came natural for everyone we grew up with to go through this and get one and say, ‘I’m going to wait for the right person,’ some people say, ‘I’m going to wait until marriage.’ But when you’re like 15, 16, and you start dating, and you go ‘wait a minute, what did I say I’m going to do?’”

Nicki Minaj

In a 2012 interview with Complex, the “Yikes” rapper famously remarked she’d been too busy for intercourse. “I just don’t have time,” she mentioned. 

Nicki Minaj at 2019 Billboard Women In Music event
Nicki Minaj at 2019 Billboard Women In Music | Rich Fury/Getty Images for Billboard

Adriana Lima

During a 2006 interview with GQ, supermodel Adriana Lima shared her plans to attend till marriage to have intercourse. “Sex is for after marriage,” she mentioned earlier than including that anybody she dates has “to respect that this is my choice.” She continued, saying, “If there’s no respect, that means they don’t want me.” 

At that point Lima had been relationship basketball participant Marco Jarić. The two bought married in 2006 and had two youngsters collectively earlier than splitting up, in accordance with E! News.  

Mariah Carey

During a 2008 interview with Mirror, the singer shared that she and her then-fiance Nick Cannon had determined to abstain from intercourse till marriage. 

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“We both have similar beliefs, and I just thought that it would be so much more special if we waited until after we were married,” she mentioned. 
The couple married and have become mother and father in 2011 once they welcomed twins. They later filed for divorce in 2014 earlier than finalizing their cut up in 2016.


Before the singer married Russell Wilson in 2016, Ciara and her husband-to-be determined to attend till after their wedding ceremony to have intercourse. In 2017, she opened up in regards to the resolution throughout an interview with Cosmopolitan South Africa. 

“I really believe that when you focus on a friendship, you have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a relationship—and once you know you’re really great friends and you’re what we call ‘equally yoked,’ where you share the same values or the same outlook on life, it kind of sets the tone,” she mentioned. “Knowing that you’ll always have the friendship and that you can always go back to it is very important, and very powerful.”

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