Nick Jonas Has Ditched His Purity Ring

The former Disney star has said that wearing a purity ring is “not something I’m doing anymore” and that he has basically grown out of that phase, which begun aged 11 when he decided to begin wearing one. He said:

”This is a real growth in me and not something I’m doing anymore. But I’ve got my set of values, things that are important to me now at this point in my life and that’s all that matters.”

He maintains that he is still religious and has a relationship with god, and that’s what he feels is most important:

”I’ve had an incredibly intense journey with faith and religion and my own growth. My belief in God is still very strong and important to me as a person and I think that’s all that should matter. I grew up in a church environment and still have love for the church.”

Nick previously said about why he opted to wear a purity ring:

”There’s a program people do in some churches called True Love Waits, where you wait for marriage to have sex. [My older brother] Kevin and I decided to join — Nick tried it later. I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20. I’m glad I waited for the right person, because you look back and you go, ‘That girl was bats**t crazy. I’m glad I didn’t go there.’ ”