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Thursday
Jan122017

Jordin Sparks confirms she has recommitted to abstinence 

GETTYArticle By Sharon West // EEW Magazine News

Share Sixth season American Idol winner Jordin Sparks once proudly waved the flag of purity, even sporting a promise ring, vowing to remain a virgin until marriage.

But after trading in her v-card and going through some painfully public splits, the professed Christian says she is back to practicing abstinence.

In a recent Instagram post, the Grammy-nominated singer opened a dialogue about celibacy by sharing a book she was reading on the subject titled, Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year Without Sex, by Hephzibah Anderson and Justine Eyre.

“Have you ever consciously been celibate? Why or why not? Are you celibate now? Why or why not? Did you plan on doing so, life happened & now you've recommitted? (Me!),” wrote the Sparkle actress.

That was Sparks’ way of finally admitting she intended to wait for marriage to be sexually intimate, but got off track along the way.

Back in 2014, following a breakup with her then pop star boyfriend Jason Derulo, the “No Air” vocalist wasn’t quite ready to be transparent when talk show host Wendy Williams needled her about her abandoned virtuous lifestyle in a sit-down interview.

Jordin and Jason were featured in a 2013 spread for Glamour Magazine“Are any one of these rings the purity ring?” questioned the host who popularized the phrase, “How you doin’?”

Seeming momentarily startled, Sparks quickly flashed all ten of her fingers, smiled and gave a quick head shake, confirming the ring was no longer there.

At the time, she didn’t go any further than that.

In 2012, Sparks first showed signs of wavering on her purity commitment during a Today Show interview. When asked about her purity ring, she said, "You know what? I switch it from day to day — I don’t wear it exactly everyday anymore, but I always have something there."

The Arizona Cardinals super fan added, "When I was 13 my mom spoke to me about purity and waiting for marriage and different things like that. And, you know, at the time I was like, ‘Sure that’s great,’ but I can’t say what’s gonna happen a couple of months from now. People grow.”

But those days of sexual exploration and experimentation are seemingly behind her now. Sparks, who has been sharing lots of scriptures and inspiration online lately, has drawn the conclusion that upholding her commitment to abstinence is the best choice.

Good for her.

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