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Celebs Who've Opened Up About Going Through Dry Spells

From admitting they could "go without" it, to sharing their self-imposed six months of celibacy, see what these stars have said about going through dry spells

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Kristin Cavallari, Rihanna and Orlando Bloom

While some celebrities choose to keep their romantic lives under lock and key, these famous faces aren't afraid to get real about their sex lives — or lack thereof. From Julia Fox admitting she could "go without" sex, to Orlando Bloom's self-imposed six months of celibacy, here's a look at celebrities who have opened up about their dry spells.

Kristin Cavallari

<p>Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty</p> Kristin Cavallari

Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty

Kristin Cavallari

While the Hills alumna says she tried out the Nashville dating scene following her divorce from Jay Cutler in 2020 — she's over it. "I would consider myself to be a monk at this point," she said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "You can throw anything at me at me, and I'm like, 'OK.'"

Rihanna

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Cooper Neill/Getty Rihanna

In 2016, Rihanna told Ellen DeGeneres that her dry spell wasn’t by choice — but her busy schedule left little time to “entertain a steady relationship or anything serious, or even a text.” “I’m single right now, and it’s not that I’m like, ‘Pro-single, yes, I hate men,’” the Fenty mogul said. “I just think that I just have so much on my plate.”

Andrew Garfield

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Michael Buckner/WWD via Getty Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield has no regrets about his six-month stint without sex. For his role in Martin Scorsese's Silence, the award-winning actor went method and spent a year studying Catholicism and shadowing a real-life Jesuit priest in New York.

"I had an incredibly spiritual experience. I did a bunch of spiritual practices every day, I created new rituals for myself. I was celibate for six months," he recalled while on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast.

"It was very cool, man," said Garfield, adding that there was also plenty of praying and meditating. "I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food for that period of time. ... It gives you some gifts, for sure."

Drew Barrymore

<p>Taylor Hill/FilmMagic</p> Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore

After learning that Garfield was celibate for six months to prepare for Silence, Barrymore revealed on her show that she could go “years” without doing the deed.

Later, she wrote on her blog that she hadn’t had an intimate relationship since becoming a single mom (after her split from Will Kopelman in 2016). “For the record, I do not hate sex!” the actress said, but she’s learned that “love and sex are simply not the same thing.”

Julia Fox

<p>Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC</p> Julia Fox

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Julia Fox

Sex is something Fox “could go without.” In fact, the Uncut Gems star said on Emily Ratajkowski’s High Low podcast that she’d rather “take ayahuasca and see God.”

Orlando Bloom

<p>Marc Piasecki/WireImage</p> Orlando Bloom

Marc Piasecki/WireImage

Orlando Bloom

Before dating Katy Perry, Bloom took a friend’s advice on how to get “serious about a relationship” and became celibate for six months. “I was going to do three months, but I was really enjoying the way I was relating to women, and to the feminine within myself,” he told The Sunday Times in March 2020.

Amber Rose

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Amber Rose
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Amber Rose

Although Rose, who identifies as bisexual, knows that sex is “so accessible,” it’s not something she’s interested in. "I, like, don't have sex," she said on High Low. "I hate sex." Rose added that abstaining helps her avoid run-ins with “toxic” people.

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