Long gone are the days when Selena Gomez wore her purity ring, but is the singer embarrassed about once wearing it? Not at all! Selly spoke candidly about her decision to take off her chastity ring in a new interview. Find out what she said!
Before Selena Gomez, 23, became the sexy starlet she is today, she was a Disney darling with a purity ring. The “Good For You” singer opened up about wearing a chastity ring while dating Nick Jonas, 22, who also wore one at the time. Selena admitted that her purity ring days are definitely behind her, noting that her values have changed.
When asked about the chastity ring in an interview with The Sunday Times,
Selena said she isn’t embarrassed to admit that during her relationship with Nick, she wore the ring that symbolized her decision not to have sex until she was married. “I’m not embarrassed to say that,” Selena said. “I’m also not embarrassed to say that the ring has come off. I got it when I was 13 and I respect so much what it represented, but it isn’t for everyone.”
During the time Selly wore the ring, she explained that she was made fun of. “Sometimes you have to lie to yourself to get through the criticism, and then you’re in your closet crying. It has been like that for me a couple of times, but I only want to learn from those things.” Good for you, Selena!
Selena spoke to Extra in 2008 of her decision to wear the ring. “I said, ‘Dad, I want a promise ring.’ He went to the church and got it blessed. He actually used me as an example for other kids. I’m going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God.” Selena noticeably took off her ring when she began dating Justin Bieber.
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In the same interview, Selena opened up about her romance with Justin, saying that she has absolutely no regrets dating him on-and-off for three years.
“I didn’t think I was doing anything bad by falling in love,” Selena said. “There’s such an emphasis on people being the perfect thing and then destroying them because it’s good press. Also throw in the fact that you are a teenager — it makes it more difficult.”
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— Julianne Ishler