Evander Holyfield’s Daughter Talks About Being a 27-Year Old Virgin [Details]

Rucuss staffNovember 29, 2012

Evette Holyfield is standing up for her convictions and beliefs when it comes to sex before marriage.

The 27-year old is determined to remain a virgin until she is married. Former Heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield’s daugther sat down with Essence magazine and shared her thoughts about abstinence and why women should respect themselves and their bodies.

Check out a few excerpts from the interview with the stylist and designer below.

On being a virgin until marriage: “We grew up in a Christian home. When I was around six years old, my dad said to me, “You don’t need to have sex outside of marriage.” He went through the whole spiel with me. So as I grew up, I thought, okay dad, if you don’t want me to do it, I’m not gonna do it. Then I started to really understand church – the words in the Bible and what the pastor is really saying. At that point, I wasn’t just doing it because my dad said don’t, but rather, I now believe that by waiting, God will bless me and bring me a great husband. I want to meet somebody amazing, and I know that if I do this, I’m doing this for him and I. That’s what I want.

On if it’s been difficult to remain a virgin: “Honestly, it’s easy for me. I was in a three-year relationship, and I never had those desires for him in that way. He never pressured me. In my mind, I already have it set that I’m not gonna do it, so if someone were to pressure me, it wouldn’t even phase me. I just don’t have those desires.”

On whether she tells her date right away that’s she’s a virgin: “If I’m talking to someone I actually like, I say, “Look. This is not gonna happen, and there’s no chance.” An ex once told me we couldn’t be in a relationship if I wasn’t going to have sex because he knew he would end up cheating on me, and he cared about me too much. He chose to break it off rather than take it further.”

On what type of man she’s looking to date: “My dad is a leader. That’s what I grew up with, so that’s what I want. I really need the person that I’m going to be with to be a leader. My father’s proud of me for waiting, and he knows I’m not going to just be with someone for some material reasons.”

On whether she believes all women should wait until marriage to have sex: “I have talked to young groups of kids at different schools about the keys to success, and one of the secrets I tell the young girls is to preserve themselves and their bodies and not to give them away to someone who doesn’t deserve it. I tell them to instead focus on themselves and their dreams because everything else will come after that. I feel like young girls these days are too focused on getting a man and not on empowering themselves. Guys are going to treat you how you allow them to, and if you don’t respect yourself and feel like you’re worth something, then you will feel like you should do whatever a man wants you to.”

Check out the rest of the interview here.

Photos via Jezebel, BlackCelebrityKids

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