Lamar Odom’s Fianceé Says They’re Not Having Sex Until They’re Married, Adds ‘Which Is Kind Of Why He Wants To Rush The Marriage’
Former NBA baller Lamar Odom and his future wife Sabrina Parr went public with their romance and got engaged all within the span of a couple of months.
But one thing they’re not rushing into is having sex.
Sabrina Parr opened up about why they’ve decided to abstain. She said during an interview with Hollywood Life Tuesday (Dec. 10),
“This is the first time in Lamar’s entire life that he has been clean of drugs, marijuana, porn addiction, sex addiction. Him and I don’t even have sex, believe that or not.”
She said Lamar Odom made a major life change in more ways than one when he got saved.
“Once Lamar got saved, he developed a relationship with a pastor and there’s a lot of things he just wants to grow, areas he wants to grow in, and things he wants to improve on as a man. And as a man, the pastor suggested to him, it’s not Godly if Christians like to have sex before marriage. And obviously he’s already had sex, so he couldn’t cut that out, but he said, ‘A great sacrifice to God would be to withhold from sex until you guys got married.’ And so, I think he really respects the pastor’s opinion and his voice.”
Sabrina Parr said she also told Lamar Odom,
“…how it honors your woman when you don’t touch her, and when you wait, and God repays you for that. And so, I wasn’t going to force him either way because it’s his own relationship with God and I don’t want… He’s very new in being saved, so I didn’t want him to develop opinions based on what I am doing or am not doing.”
She added that ultimately, it was Odom’s decision for them to wait, and added that their abstinence is part of the reason he wants to get married sooner than later.
“I allowed him to make a decision. But I said, ‘Whatever decision you make, let me know.’ And he really made the decision to not have sex with me until we get married, which is kind of why he wants to rush the marriage. But I’m just in no rush.”
Still, she said that Odom told her the way she carries herself influenced him in his decision.
“One thing he told me was, the way I respect myself and the standards that I have, they’re very intriguing to him. So, it makes him want to honor me in that way. So, so far so good. Since we’ve been engaged, since before we’ve gotten engaged we have been holding on strong, and the object is to do other things in place of sex. And what he’s seeing is without having sex, it improves our intimacy. We experience real intimacy when we’re not having sex.”
Fortunately, Odom seems to be adjusting to the no-sex life quite well, Parr said.
“He’s doing very well with it, surprisingly. I just really thought this would be a struggle for him, just because he’s never had to abstain from sex before. I don’t think he’s ever considered it.”
But of course, things get difficult.
“The more I think about it, I try not to think about it. I’m like, ‘Oh my god, we’re not going to make it. But I don’t know, I think people would just be surprised to know Lamar’s and my relationship is really different. It’s just more than just we’re in love, let’s shoot pictures, and let’s go to the movies. It’s really got a lot of substance and we get a lot done. And we’re very busy with each other, we’re not just laid up cuddling. So there’s a lot of things that we do that doesn’t even create an environment for sex.”
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