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Sean Cate
Sean Cate
July 9, 2024 ·  4 min read

9 Celebrities Who’ve Admitted to Being Celibate, Including Lenny Kravitz, Who Hasn’t Had Sex in Nine Years

In the world of glitz and glamour, discussions about personal lives are often kept private. However, some celebrities have openly discussed their choices to be celibate at various points in their lives. This article takes a look at the stories of nine celebrities, including Lenny Kravitz, who hasn’t had sex in nine years, as they share their reasons and experiences.

1. Lenny Kravitz: A Spiritual Commitment

RIO DE JANEIRO, September 11, 2011 - Singer Lenny Kravitz show during the Rock in Rio in Rio de Janeiro
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Lenny Kravitz, known for his rockstar lifestyle and music, revealed he hasn’t had sex in nine years. The 60-year-old, who was married to Lisa Bonet, made a vow to be celibate outside of marriage. Describing his decision as a “spiritual thing,” Kravitz explained that he was influenced by his parents’ relationship and his desire to avoid becoming a “player” like his father.1 “I had to tackle that and it took years. Discipline. Not letting my own desires take over,” he told The Guardian.

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2. Lady Gaga: Creativity Protection

Lady Gaga attends 'A Star Is Born' photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy.
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Pop icon Lady Gaga admitted to celibacy back in 2010. She revealed that she chose to abstain from sex to protect her creativity. “I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina,” she explained. At the time, she was focused on her career and felt that avoiding sexual relationships helped her maintain her creative energy.

3. Drew Barrymore: Single Motherhood

NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 13 2017: Glamour Magazine held its annual Women of the Year Awards in Brooklyn's Kings Theater. Actress & producer Drew Barrymore.
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Drew Barrymore shared that she had been celibate since her split with ex-husband Will Kopelman in 2016. As a single mother, she focused on her children and personal growth, finding fulfillment without sexual relationships.2 Barrymore emphasized that she doesn’t need sex to feel good about herself and is content with her current lifestyle.

4. Justin Bieber: Spiritual Recommitment

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Justin Bieber, who married Hailey Bieber in 2018, revealed he was celibate for over a year before their marriage. He felt that he had a “legitimate problem with sex” and wanted to rededicate himself to God. “I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul,” Bieber said, believing that his decision brought him closer to Hailey and to God.

5. Orlando Bloom: A Six-Month Detox

BEVERLY HILLS - FEB 24: Orlando Bloom at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA
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Before meeting his now-fiancée Katy Perry, actor Orlando Bloom went celibate for six months. Seeking clarity and a reset in his life, Bloom initially planned a three-month stint but extended it due to the positive effects he experienced. “I was really enjoying the way I was relating to women, and to the feminine within myself,” he said, though he later advised against long-term celibacy.

6. Kourtney Kardashian: Ayurvedic Cleanse

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Reality star Kourtney Kardashian and her husband Travis Barker decided to abstain from sex during an Ayurvedic Panchakarma cleanse. The cleanse, aimed at increasing their chances of conceiving through IVF, involved giving up various indulgences, including sex. Kourtney mentioned that this period of abstinence really improved their relationship.

7. Morrissey: Human Attraction

BARCELONA - OCT 10: Morrissey, the famous lyricist and vocalist of the rock band The Smiths, performs at Sant Jordi Club (venue) on October 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
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The Smiths frontman Morrissey has famously identified as celibate. In his autobiography, he described himself as “humasexual,” attracted to humans rather than a specific gender. Morrissey has been in relationships but has chosen celibacy for personal reasons, maintaining that not many people attract him.

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7. Julia Fox: Taking Control

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Actress Julia Fox, known for her candid personality, has been celibate for over two-and-a-half years. She shared that her decision was influenced by the overturning of Roe v. Wade and her desire to take control of her body. “I just think nothing good comes from having sex,” Fox stated, highlighting how the decision has empowered her.

9. Adriana Lima: Religious Devotion

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Supermodel Adriana Lima maintained celibacy until her marriage, citing her devotion to Catholicism. She told GQ in 2006, “Sex is for after marriage. [Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there’s no respect, that means they don’t want me”. Lima’s commitment to her faith guided her decision to abstain until she wed.

Conclusion

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These celebrities have chosen a celibate life for various reasons, from spiritual commitments and personal growth to creative preservation and religious beliefs. Their stories highlight the diverse motivations and benefits behind this personal choice, shedding light on a topic often considered taboo in the celebrity world.

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Sources

  1. List of celebrities who’ve been celibate as Lenny Kravitz reveals he hasn’t had sex in nine years.” Lad Bible. Olivia Burke. June 17, 2024.
  2. 11 Stars Who Opened Up About Choosing to Be Celibate.” Too Fab. May 27, 2024.