Nigerian-American actress Yvonne Orji made headlines today when she revealed in a candid interview with renowned US media personality Chelsea Handler that, at the age of 39, she remains a virgin.
Orji, widely recognized for her role as Molly Carter in HBO’s hit series ‘Insecure,’ has consistently been open about her decision to abstain from sexual activity.
During the interview, Handler posed the direct question to Orji, asking if she is still a virgin, to which Orji responded affirmatively, saying, “Yes.”
Handler, seemingly surprised, further questioned her, “And you’re 39?” Orji confidently confirmed her status once again with a resolute “Yes.”
The actress added a touch of humor to the conversation, remarking, “Pray for him, whoever he is, because there is a lot of pent-up energy up in here with me.”
Her stance on maintaining her virginity aligns with her deeply rooted religious beliefs and personal values, a topic she has openly discussed in numerous interviews.
Orji shed light on her journey into Hollywood and her commitment to her faith. She shared that she had a heartfelt conversation with God about the path she should tread in the entertainment industry.
Before her rise to fame, she contemplated how to represent her faith while navigating the world of acting, sharing, “Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?” Ultimately, she realized that her purpose in pursuing a career in acting was to “make God proud.”
The actress’s unwavering commitment to her values has earned her respect and recognition within the industry. In 2020, her parents celebrated her first-ever Emmy nomination in the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ category, marking a significant milestone in her career.
Yvonne Orji’s public disclosure of her virginity at 39 has sparked discussions about personal choices and values, and her journey continues to inspire those who appreciate her commitment to her convictions.