Actor Eduardo Verastegui talks about being celibate for 13 years and how it affected his dating life

August 31, 2015
First Published On: August 31, 2015
by HitBerry

In the world of 21st century, it is really very difficult to find someone who tries to suppress his/her sexual impulse. And if that person belongs to the entertainment world, then it is almost impossible for a man involved in the show biz to retain his celibacy. But there is one such person who, despite being a popular actor and a heartthrob for female fans, has managed to stay away from women and sex.

Eduardo Verastegui is one such actor who has accomplished thirteen years of celibacy already. He is a Mexican actor, model, and singer who is often regarded as the Mexican Brad Pitt. The former tele-novela star, who decided to follow celibacy, spoke to Spanish reporters about two years ago and explained that he wanted to remain celibate until he found his soul mate. His decision to follow a life of purity created a lot of buzz all over the media and among his fans. Many had thought that the handsome actor would be tempted to break his scared vows but he didn’t. .

It has already been thirteen years since he started living a life of celibacy. The Chasing Papi star hasn’t had sexual relations for more than a decade and even today he insists that sex is a pure thing that one should take care of and cherish. The Latin hunk also revealed that he was still waiting for the day when he would find his better half. The actor focused on the fact that his celibacy has not hampered his dating life.

Answering the question asked by a Spanish reporter from Ozono Television about his long years of celibacy and how an attractive man like him managed to keep his temptations at bay, the singer laughed and said, “We will always have temptations as long as we live and breathe, but I also found a freedom in chastity that I didn’t know existed, along with many other rich things.”

He added that he grew up with a thought that a real man was the one who had sex with multiple women. “Having sex with many women made me insecure and using women as objects to feed your ego and sexual appetite turns you into an animal; you’re disrespecting yourself and women,” he insisted.

The model and actor also said that he had an extreme personality which is why he always accomplished whatever task his took up.

Before following the life of a celibate thirteen years ago, Verastegui was like any other regular guy. He was famous and handsome and indulged in sex. But being raised in a practicing Catholic family was a kind of a boon for the famous actor. Before his celibacy, he found success in music industry and in soap operas. He later decided to pursue a career in Hollywood. In 2002, before filming began, the actor took voice-coaching lessons to improve his English pronunciation from a coach who was also a devout Catholic. It was then when Verastesgui re-discovered his faith and vowed to change his lifestyle. After that, he started turning down roles in films that didn’t go well with his Catholic beliefs.

His celibacy and faith toward Catholicism are the reasons why, the actor is still single at the age of 41. The actor who, unlike most of the Hollywood celebs, voted in favor of Proposition 8 in order to band gay marriage, neither has a girlfriend nor a wife. The Little Boy actor and producer might have had flings in the past but he is currently single. He is looking for the right person to get married to. Until then, he has swear to God that he won’t involve in any such act that might go against his celibacy.

The actor has an estimated net worth of around $13 million and he is also very active on Twitter.