Joe Jonas, 32, isn’t a virgin. But he’s also not above a good-natured joke about himself, and the singer proved it! Joe took to TikTok on May 10 to post a funny video nodding to the infamous purity rings he wore alongside his brothers in their younger years. The clip includes @jurassicah’s viral video of a crowd of people asking incredulously, “Are you a virgin?” Alongside the clip, Joe posted a pic of the Jonas Brothers, with the caption: “Me and my brothers literally doing anything in our teen years.” Joe, wearing orange and black shades, then pops his head up, smiling.
Joe is now married to Game of Thrones beauty Sophie Turner, 26, and expecting his second child with her — but the pop mega-star used to wear a purity ring as a symbol of his commitment to Christian values, which included sexual abstinence. Brothers Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas also wore rings, though all three are now married, Nick to Priyanka Chopra and Kevin to Danielle Delesea.
“Purity rings were to wait for the right person when the time is right,” Joe said during the Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late, Late Show in 2019. “It came natural for everyone we grew up with to go through this and get one and say, ‘I’m going to wait for the right person,’ some people say, ‘I’m going to wait until marriage.’ But when you’re like 15, 16, and you start dating, and you go ‘wait a minute, what did I say I’m going to do?'”
Elsewhere in the segment, Joe admitted that the purity rings had become a “running joke”. “The next thing you know, it’s the Jonas Brothers … and their purity rings,” Joe said of the first time they were asked about the rings in an interview. “That was what people ran with forever, that was the running joke.” And while they found it funny, Joe said it eventually ran its course.
“We found the humor in it sometimes,” Joe said. “But we of course we just decided at one point, ‘Look, this is not who we are. We don’t need to wear these anymore. This is annoying, and people are making fun of it anyway.'”