Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, 35, uttered a somewhat-surprising admission on Thursday: The "Sister, Sister" and "Tia and Tamera" actress said on Hot97, a New York City radio station, that she waited until she was 29 to have sex. The star noted that her Christian beliefs were the basis of her decision to remain a virgin until such a late age.
Adam Housley, her husband, is a Fox News correspondent and the only man she has been with -- a rarity in today's world, especially among Hollywood performers.
Hosts of 'The Real,' Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon,Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Jeannie Mai visit NYC on July 15, 2013 in New York City.'The Real' premieres on Monday, July 15th on select Fox-owned stations. Credit: Getty Images for Telepictures
While she did inevitably have sex before marriage, Mowry-Housley decided to then wait three more years until she tied the knot with the journalist, who was her boyfriend at the time.
"I'm religious, so I waited until I was 29 to lose my virginity and then, you may not understand this," she said of her decision, "[but] I did it and then I felt guilty and then I became celibate until I got married."
The actress married Housley in 2011 after dating him for six years. Last November, the couple had a son named Aden.
Mowry-Housley appeared on the radio program along with the co-stars of her new television talk show "The Real": Loni Love (comedian), Jeannie Mai (fashion expert) and Adrienne Bailon (Cheetah Girl).
(H/T: ABC News)