Ally Brooke says people have “made fun” of her for being a virgin.
The Fifth Harmony member wants to wait until she’s married to have sex for the first time, and whilst she’s proud of her decision to remain celibate for the time being, she claims others haven’t been so kind.
Ally will open up about her virginity in her upcoming memoir ‘Finding Your Harmony: Dream Big, Have Faith, and Achieve More Than You’ – which is set to be released on October 13 – and says she felt “brave” sharing something so personal with her fans in the book.
She said: “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. 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.”
The ‘Work From Home’ hitmaker says she always tells her prospective partners about her celibacy pledge, and whilst many people “respect” her choices, some have been rude to her.
Speaking to the ‘Hollywood Raw podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn’, she explained: “I share that and they either respect it or not. Everyone has respected it, which is awesome. 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.
“I have had those moments where people would make fun of me, or question me and be like “yeah right.” I just have to hold that in my heart and know my truth and just let that be that. It’s awesome feeling that respect, I’ve never felt any pressure and that’s the great part about it.