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Carrie Underwood

The Country singer and practicing Christian shared back in 2007 that she would remain a virgin until she wed. She is now happily married to NHL player Mike Fisher, with whom she has a son.
Tim Tebow 

The former quarterback previously declared he's a virgin. On being single and approaching 30: "I can’t wait, but I think it’s something that I’ll have to trust God for."
Lisa Kudrow

Before marrying her husband in 1995, the Friends star shared: "I'm saving myself because I have to make myself worthy of the kind of man I have in mind."
Colton Dixon

The former American Idol contender and Christian singer only shared a bed with his now-wife on their honeymoon, saying: "I believe sex was designed for marriage and I knew it would be more meaningful to wait."
Lolo Jones

The American athlete shared how it isn't easy to remain a virgin due to temptation, claiming: "It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics."
Tamera Mowery-Housely

When Mowery, who starred in the ABC sitcom Sister, Sister, met her now-husband, she had actually had sex once before. Learning from this, the devout couple decided to abstain before they wed, stating: "Whenever you’re feeling discouraged just pray together." 
  Kevin Jonas

The musician wore a purity ring to demonstrate his choice to remain a virgin. He married two years after meeting his girlfriend sharing: "Girls who have a strong belief system are beautiful in a great way."
Jordin Sparks

The American Idol winner and new-mom remained a virgin claiming: "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."
Sarah Drew

The Grey's Anatomy star relied on her own Christian faith when developing her character's role, drawing on the fact that she too remained chaste before her big day.
DeVon Franklin

Passionate about the importance of remaining pure until marriage, the preacher and film director wrote in his book: "As a man, if you can be disciplined in your sexual life, there's nothing you can't do."
Bethany Hamilton 

The surfer who lost an arm during a shark attack said on her virginity: "[I] wanted to honor God with the way that I approached [marriage] I definitely was patient and I didn’t mess around and [my husband is] the only guy I’ve ever kissed."
Jamie Grace 

The Christian singer "believes that true love is the most beautiful thing in the world and I believe it’s worth waiting for and I really hope that you’ll give waiting a chance too."
Cheryl McKay

The writer shared "hearing it’s best to wait for marriage to have sex was just a natural part of the values I was taught... Pleasing the Lord has been important to me, especially in this area."
Collin Klein 

The former quarterback's first kiss was at the altar. He shared: "It was really a God thing from top-to-bottom... that we both wanted to maintain a level of purity for that special day."