FIFTH Harmony singer Ally Brooke has admitted people have “made fun of her” over her decision to wait for marriage before having sex.
Ally, 27, has opened up on her decision to save herself for marriage in the new book Finding Your Harmony: Dream Big, Have Faith and Achieve More Than You Can Imagine, and admitted she knew people would either “respect it or not.”
“I was brave to share that,” she said, “that’s something that I hold dear to my heart.”
“And I hold still to this day,” she added.
“I was really happy to be able to share that with my fans, and readers and to show them the choice that I made. And have them receive it however they want to receive it. Letting my true heart shine was the goal of this book.”
Speaking on the Hollywood Raw podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn, Ally continued: “I share that and they either respect it or not. Everyone has respected it, which is awesome.
“A lot of people respect the things that sometimes you’re nervous to share. Which I’ve learned, just tell them in advance or speak up for yourself.
“Most of the time people will respect it. I have had those moments where people would make fun of me, or question me and be like ‘yeah right.’ I just have to hold that in my heart and know my truth and just let that be that.”
But Ally concluded that feeling respect from others is “awesome” and that she had “never felt any pressure and that’s the great part about it. “
Ally was raised in Texas and attended Cornerstone Christian Elementary School before being home-schooled.
She identifies as a Christian, and previously wore a “TRUE LOVE WAITS” band.
Fifth Harmony were formed on X Factor USA by Simon Cowell in 2012.
The group was made up of Ally, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui, but Camila left the group in December 2016.
The girls had conquered the charts all around the world – with hits including Work From Home and Worth It – but went on hiatus in 2018.