Ever since Selena Gomez turned 12 years old, there’s one accessory you never catch her without—her purity ring. But lately, the 16-year-old has been seen sans ring while out and about with young Justin Bieber. When they were seen holding hands outside an IHOP, no ring. When they were caught hugging and ran onto his tour bus in Miami, no ring. So did Selena lose the ring? Or does she keep forgetting to put it on in the morning? Or is this a sign that she’s ditched her chastity pledge and is on the road to Britney Spears-dom? [She Knows]
After the jump, a few other stars who’ve ditched their purity rings.
- When Joe Jonas started dating Ashley Greene of “Twilight,” sources blabbed to the tabloids that he was no longer wearing his purity ring. “When they’re not traveling, they’re basically living together,” one source said. Mmm-hmmmm. [Hollyscoop]
- Joe’s big brother Kevin threw away his purity ring. But then again, he got married (to longtime girlfriend Danielle Deleasa) and that’s kind of how it works. [E! Online]
- Miley Cyrus was proud of her purity ring. In 2008, she said, “I like to think of myself as the girl that no one can get, that no one can keep in their hand. Even at my age, a lot of girls are starting to fall and I think if [staying a virgin] is a commitment girls make, that’s great.” Then in 2009, she wrote, “A purity ring is not a fashion statement. Purity is the state or quality of being pure. So that is what the ring represents.” Funny, I haven’t noticed the ring making any appearances recently. [Huffington Post, SugarSlam]
What do you think of the purity ring phenomenon?