7 Famous Men You Might Not Know Practiced Celibacy

1.Last week, Lenny Kravitz told the Guardian that he has been celibate for the past nine years.

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Lenny once said that he was going to remain celibate until he was in a serious relationship, and when asked if it was true, he said, "Yes. It’s a spiritual thing. I have become very set in my ways, in the way I live.”

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2.Orlando Bloom was once celibate for six months.

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He told the Sunday Times (via People) that a friend offered him the advice: "If you want to be serious about a relationship, go celibate for a few months and figure it out."

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So, he tried it out.

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"I was going to do three months, but I was really enjoying the way I was relating to women, and to the feminine within myself," he said.

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But, alas, in 2016, he met Katy Perry and ended his celibacy streak.

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3.Justin Bieber was celibate for a year.

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He told Vogue in 2019 that he had "a legitimate problem with sex" and decided to abstain to feel closer to God.

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"I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth."

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4.Andrew Garfield was celibate for "several months" in 2016 while filming the movie Silence.

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He told the WTF with Marc Maron podcast (via CNN): "I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food for that period of time."

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5.Craig David has been celibate for two years.

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He recently told TMZ he "wanted to 'park' sex in favor of spirituality."

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6.Terry Crews went on a 90-day "sex fast."

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He told ET, "I went on a 90-day sex fast and people were like, 'Whoa, that's crazy!' But let me tell you something: What was so beautiful about that, was it took me to a time when I was 12 years old and I liked a girl and I didn't know anything about sex. But all I did was give her a flower and say, 'I like you for who you are.'"

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"It was the best. At first, I was like, 'Oh my God, this is gonna be horrible.' It was the best thing that we had ever done."

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7.And lastly, Nick Cannon had a brief brush with celibacy after his eighth child was born.

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He said, "My therapist was one of the people who said I should probably be celibate and the reason why is because I had shared that news about Bre being pregnant."

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His celibacy journey lasted a few months (from October to almost the New Year in 2022).

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