Kel Mitchell reveals he went celibate for three years in his 20s 1

Kel Mitchell reveals he went celibate for three years in his 20s

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Kel Mitchell reveals he went celibate for three years in his 20s: ‘It made me realize, like a lot of the relationships it was all just sex’


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Kel Mitchell is opening up about a unique time in his life – when he went celibate for three years at the height of his career in his 20s.

The 43-year-old actor shot to fame starring in Nickelodeon’s All That alongside Kenan Thompson, who he starred in the 1997 movie Good Burger with. 

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The comedian was promoting his new book Blessed Mode: 90 Days to Level Up Your Faith, which was published earlier this month, when he opened up about his three years of celibacy in an interview with Page Six.

Celibate Kel: Kel Mitchell is opening up about a unique time in his life - when he went celibate for three years at the height of his career in his 20s

Celibate Kel: Kel Mitchell is opening up about a unique time in his life – when he went celibate for three years at the height of his career in his 20s

Good Burger: The 43-year-old actor shot to fame starring in Nickelodeon's All That alongside Kenan Thompson, who he starred in the 1997 movie Good Burger with

Good Burger: The 43-year-old actor shot to fame starring in Nickelodeon’s All That alongside Kenan Thompson, who he starred in the 1997 movie Good Burger with

Mitchell was just 15 when he landed the role of Ed in the Nickelodeon series All That, which lead to the actor sleeping with a lot of women in his 20s.

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He said that sleeping with many women plus ‘mixing spirituality’ was harmful to him, leading him to seek spiritual guidance.

He told his evangelist that he needed to ‘free himself’ of any relationship or sexual partner that was not ‘connected to God.’

All that: Mitchell was just 15 when he landed the role of Ed in the Nickelodeon series All That, which lead to the actor sleeping with a lot of women in his 20s

All that: Mitchell was just 15 when he landed the role of Ed in the Nickelodeon series All That, which lead to the actor sleeping with a lot of women in his 20s

‘What I had to do was, I literally mentioned every woman that I had been having sex with … I forgave them and forgave myself,’ the actor explained.

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‘After I said all their names they were released, I released my name from them, I released my spirit from them,’ he added.

He added that one could ask the lord to, ‘take their spirit out of yours’ which in turn would make you ‘free.’

Forgave: 'What I had to do was, I literally mentioned every woman that I had been having sex with … I forgave them and forgave myself,' the actor explained

Forgave: ‘What I had to do was, I literally mentioned every woman that I had been having sex with … I forgave them and forgave myself,’ the actor explained

The comedian said he was in his 20s at the time and described it as, ‘a freeing experience,’ which lead to his celibacy.  

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‘Like, I literally felt new. And then that’s when I decided I’m going to be celibate. It made me realize, like a lot of the relationships it was all just sex,’ Mitchell said.

Mitchell married Tyshia Hampton in 1999, before they split in 2005, sharing two children together, Lyric, 21, and Allure, 20.

Freeing: The comedian said he was in his 20s at the time and described it as, 'a freeing experience,' which lead to his celibacy

Freeing: The comedian said he was in his 20s at the time and described it as, ‘a freeing experience,’ which lead to his celibacy

He later tied the knot with rapper Asia Lee, who he’ll celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary with in February.

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They share four-year-old daughter Wisdom and one-year-old son Honor, with Mitchell adding that he wrote this book to show what he went through.

‘I had to literally crawl back to where I needed to be, but in those low times, I found a lot in myself … and that’s why I wrote this book because of those low times,’ Mitchell said.

Kel and Asia: He later tied the knot with rapper Asia Lee, who he'll celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary with in February

Kel and Asia: He later tied the knot with rapper Asia Lee, who he’ll celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary with in February

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