Hot singer Beyonce was virgin until marriage

Updated: Jan 22, 2011, 09:50 AM IST

London: Singer Beyonce Knowles reveals she was a virgin until she met her husband Jay-Z.

"People would be surprised as to the lack of experiences I`ve had. When I was 12 or 13 I had my first boyfriend, and he was my boyfriend until I was 17. At that age, that was a long time. I`ve always been very loyal and a little more mature," femalefirst.co.uk quoted her as saying.

"Though I was too young for it to really be a boyfriend - we didn`t live together, we didn`t, you know...That was my only experience with a guy, and since then I`ve only had one other boyfriend in my life - Jay."

Beyonce who married Jay-Z in 2008 has revealed in the past that her friendships with women have stopped her from getting tied up in unhealthy relationships with men.

"I think I am a feminist in a way. It`s not something I consciously decided I was going to be; perhaps it`s because I grew up in a singing group with other women, and that was so helpful to me. It kept me out of so much trouble and out of bad relationships," she said.

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