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14 Stars Who Opened Up About Saving Themselves for Marriage

People Logo By peoplestaff225 of People | Slide 1 of 14: The 31-year-old singer told <a href="http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za/">Cosmopolitan South Africa</a> that she <a href="http://people.com/music/ciara-explains-russell-wilson-abstinence-cosmopolitan/">stands by her decision</a> to wait to have sex until she and Russell Wilson married. “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,” Ciara told the magazine. “Knowing that you’ll always have the friendship and that you can always go back to it is very important, and very powerful.” Months after they began dating, the 28-year-old NFL star revealed that the couple vowed to stay celibate. The couple remained true to their promise and <a href="http://people.com/celebrity/ciara-wedding-photos-celebrity-weddings-summer-2016/">tied the knot</a> in July 2016, and three months later, they confirmed they had done the deed by revealing they were <a href="http://people.com/babies/ciara-pregnant-expecting-second-child-russell-wilson/">expecting their first child together</a>.

CIARA AND RUSSELL WILSON

The 31-year-old singer told Cosmopolitan South Africa that she stands by her decision to wait to have sex until she and Russell Wilson married. “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,” Ciara told the magazine. “Knowing that you’ll always have the friendship and that you can always go back to it is very important, and very powerful.” Months after they began dating, the 28-year-old NFL star revealed that the couple vowed to stay celibate. The couple remained true to their promise and tied the knot in July 2016, and three months later, they confirmed they had done the deed by revealing they were expecting their first child together.
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