Nick Cannon talked to radio host Howard Stern about remaining abstinent with Mariah Carey before they were married in 2008.
“It was Mariah Carey. If Mariah Carey gave a bad [expletive] job, I didn’t care. In my mind, I’m with it. Either way, it’s one of the most beautiful women that ever walked the planet.”
Stern then asked if Cannon was nervous about having sex with Carey after they were married.
"I was excited. It was so different because we were jet setting and traveling and stuff [while we were dating]. So I would be back home, there would be other chicks, but this was the one woman that was like none of that is going down. I knew her values,” Cannon responded.
Although Cannon and Carey only dated for two months before getting married, they are not the only couple who waited until their wedding to have sex. They have since been married for four years.
Actresses Meagan Good and her now-husband, Devon Franklin, also were abstinent. Franklin told Sister 2 Sister magazine in June, “We want our marriage to be one of truth, one of love, and hopefully model God’s love. In reality we’re not perfect. But we are striving to live a life of Christ.
"We are striving to be an example of what his life looks like on this earth, and hopefully through our union people will be inspired, people will see themselves in us.”
Good also noted, “The relationship is completely different. When you know somebody and you know their heart, it’s not even a question about the physical part of it that comes into play completely later on. You really just get a chance to understand what you’re getting.
"You don’t just want to be with this person on Friday night, but Saturday afternoon too. That’s just icing on the cake.”