‘Remember why you did it, and know that you’re not alone’: Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke shares her advice to other celibate people after revealing she is a virgin at the age of 27
Ally Brooke has urged fellow celibate people to ‘stay strong’ in the face of temptation as she discussed her decision to remain a virgin until marriage.
The Fifth Harmony star, 27, spoke candidly to TMZ on Thursday about the advice she would give to others, as she told those watching that they’re ‘not alone’ and should ‘remember why you did it.’
When asked about what she’s say to others, Ally explained: ‘If you guys are trying to honour that choice, stick to it, remember why you did it, and know that you’re not alone.
‘Remember why you did it, and know that you’re not alone’: Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke shared her advice to other celibate people on Thursday after revealing she is a virgin at the age of 27
‘Because there are a some people who feel like “gosh I’m the only one in this boat” but people are with you, who have the same struggles and challenges that you do.
‘I’m here to root you on to say “hey stay strong, I know it’s tough but you really can do it.”‘
Ally went on to admit that it can be ‘hard’ to remain celibate in the industry, but she is determined to keep her end goal in mind and sees it as a ‘marathon’ that will be rewarding at the end.
She also said that having stars like Jessica Simpson and Adriana Lima talk about their celibacy and support the decision to not have sex before marriage helped her feel she wasn’t alone and feel ’empowered’ in her decision.
Advice: Ally (pictured with Normani Hamilton, Dinah-Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello) told others: ‘stick to it, remember why you did it, and know that you’re not alone’
Ally also said that while she wishes to maintain her celibacy it doesn’t mean she cant be ‘flirtatious, fun, and sexy’ in her music videos, it just means there’s ‘a certain line’ she doesn’t want to cross.
Earlier this month, Ally proudly revealed that she’s still a virgin at 27 as she talked about her decision to abstain from sex until marriage in an interview with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn on the Hollywood Raw podcast.
‘I opened up in my book about [saving myself for marriage]. I was brave to share that. That’s something that I hold dear to my heart. And I hold still to this day,’ she said of her virginity.
Personal: Ally went on to admit that it can be ‘hard’ to remain celibate in the industry, but she is determined to keep her end goal in mind and sees it as a ‘marathon’ that will be rewarding
She continued: ‘I was really happy to be able to share that with my fans, and readers and to show them the choice that I made. And have them receive it however they want to receive it. Letting my true heart shine was the goal of this book.’
When asked how being a virgin affects her dating life, the singer noted that she is always transparent about her values and her romantic partners can choose to ‘respect it or not.’
‘Everyone has respected it, which is awesome,’ said the star, who is currently in a relationship with her manager Will Bracey, and previously dated Troy Ogletree from 2013 to the end of 2015.
Saving herself for marriage: Earlier this month, Ally proudly revealed she’s still a virgin as she talked with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn about her decision to abstain from sex until marriage
‘A lot of people respect the things that sometimes you’re nervous to share. Which I’ve learned, just tell them in advance or speak up for yourself. Most of the time people will respect it,’ she advised.
Despite facing ‘moments where people would make fun’ of her choice or question her honesty, Brooke says she holds the ‘truth’ in her heart.
‘It’s awesome feeling that respect, I’ve never felt any pressure and that’s the great part about it,’ she concluded.
Choice: Ally, who made her name in Fifth Harmony from 2012 to 2018 (seen in 2017) said she ‘was really happy to be able to share that with my fans’ in her book Finding Your Harmony