• JESSICA SIMPSON photo | Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey

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Published: Friday March 15, 2013 05:55 AM EDT



The outspoken star never shied away from discussing her decision to wait until her 2002 wedding to Nick Lachey to consummate their love. "My virginity is something I stand strong in," she told PEOPLE in 2000. Added Lachey, "It's not always easy. But I do respect it. Virginity can be cool and sexy."