This week actor/singer and co-host of OWN’s It’s Not You, It’s Men, Tyrese Gibson roused the ire of many critics after he and Rev Run made a guest appearance on The Doctors talk show and discussed the topic of sex before marriage. In the colorful discussion, Gibson and Run had totally opposing views on the subject matter. According to Gibson, he refuses to date a woman who is celibate and likened the idea to test driving a car before considering to buy it.

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When Gibson was asked his thoughts about waiting for sex until marriage, he candidly shared his unwillingness to potentially marry bad sex.

It’s enough people getting married and filing for divorce. There’s enough people out here saying, ‘I’m a born again virgin. I’ve had sex before, but I’m just going to hold back. I don’t know, I’m still trying to figure it out. I’m not going to have sex, I’m not going to touch you because it’s biblical. However, I would say, I’m not willing to potentially marry bad sex.”

The show’s hosts then equated it to taking a test drive in car before deciding to buy it, which is when Gibson adds, “If I have one car. You gotta jump in and do a couple turns. Put in reverse, back up. I’m not marrying bad sex!”


Although the one time divorcee makes no qualms about not wanting to wait until marriage, celibacy among some public figures of late has been a trending topic. Famed couple Meagan Good and husband Devon Franklin are currently on tour promoting their book, The Wait and in it they share their own journey of abstaining from sex and emphasizing the message to others. Another notable pairing is “Ride” singer Ciara and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback beau Russell Wilson who infamously shared that the “Goodies” and the “Body Party” would be saved until after marriage.

To each is own, or do you think Gibson makes a valid point?