Nick Jonas gives up purity ring

  Singer Nick Jonas no longer wears his purity ring and says he has changed a lot in recent years, but insists he still has love for the church.

Nick Jonas gives up purity ring

Los Angeles:  Singer Nick Jonas no longer wears his purity ring and says he has changed a lot in recent years, but insists he still has love for the church.

The 22-year-old singer, who started wearing the band when he was 11 to symbolise his desire to abstain from sex until marriage, admits he has grown-up a lot in recent years, reported Us magazine.

"This is a real growth in me and not something I'm doing anymore. But I've got my set of values, things that are important to me now at this point in my life and that's all that matters," Nick said.

"I've had an incredibly intense journey with faith and religion and my own growth. My belief in God is still very strong and important to me as a person and I think that's all that should matter. I grew up in a church environment and still have love for the church.

"What's important now is my relationship with God, and that I not judge and that I not be judge."

Nick's older brother Joe Jonas, 25, who also previously wore a purity ring, revealed last year that he lost his virginity when he was 20.