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Lamar & Sabrina — Abstaining Before Marriage + 5 Other Celebs Who Waited Before Walking Down The Aisle

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Lamar Odom and Sabrina Parr are going full steam ahead with their plans to wed soon, but the couple has put a full stop on one aspect of their relationship — sex!

Parr, a 32-year-old fitness guru, spoke to HollywoodLife about her relationship with Odom and revealed that the former NBA player, with guidance from his pastor, suggested they abstain before marriage.

“This is the first time in Lamar’s entire life that he has been clean of drugs, marijuana, porn addiction, sex addiction. Him and I don’t even have sex, believe that or not. Once Lamar got saved, he developed a relationship with a pastor and there’s a lot of things he just wants to grow, areas he wants to grow in, and things he wants to improve on as a man. And as a man, the pastor suggested to him, it’s not Godly if Christians like to have sex before marriage. Obviously, he’s already had sex, so he couldn’t cut that out, but he said, ‘A great sacrifice to God would be to withhold from sex until you guys got married.’ And so, I think he really respects the pastor’s opinion and his voice.”

However, Odom and Parr aren’t the only celebs to have gone down this unconventional road. Here are 5 others who chose to abstain instead of getting it on!

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon


Nick and Mariah wed in 2008, but before they said I do, they said we don’t. “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,” Carey told the Daily Mirror. Unfortunately, the two divorced in 2016.

Ciara & Russell Wilson


CiCi had a slew of unfortunate relationships, particularly that ill-fated one with rapper Future. That coupling resulted in a baby boy, but when Ciara was ready for another relationship she did things much differently. “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 told People of her relationship with Russell Wilson. The two abstained before getting married in 2016.

Meagan Good & Devon Franklin


Meagan and Devon’s walk through abstinence was documented in their book titled, “The Wait”. The couple waited before their wedding in 2012 and encourage other couples to try it as well.

Jordin Sparks & Dana Isaiah


Jordin’s virginity was well-documented from her “American Idol” days. So much so, that she even discussed why it mattered so much to her before marrying her hubby Dana Isaiah. “I don’t want to give away bits of my soul to lots of different guys—I want to give all of myself to the right man on the right night,” she told Celebs Now. “And the right night is my wedding.”

Tamera Mowry & Adam Housley


Tamera and Adam were on the same page with their decision to wait before their 2011 wedding. They even had a game plan for when things got tough. “We felt God wanted us to do it,” she told Ebony. “Whenever you’re feeling discouraged just pray together.”

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