Debate Pops Off on Social Media After Bride Gives Father ‘Certificate of Purity’!

The amount of people who are virgins on their wedding day is very slim. However, there are those who make vows early on in life to themselves and God that they will remain pure until their wedding night.

This was the case for Maryland bride Brelyn Bowman, but she took her virginity a step further by giving her father a certificate on her wedding day proving her hymen was intact and she was still a virgin.

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In a photo Bowman posted on Instagram of she and her father sharing a father-daughter dance, the caption read, “Another one of my favs! Dancing with my first love!  I was able to present a certificate of purity to him signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact. Also the covenant he gave me when I was 13. When you honor God, your life will automatically honor others! I love you daddy @drmikefreeman”

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Bowman’s father, Mike Freeman, said he was caught off guard when his daughter gave him the certificate.

“During the reception, while she and her husband were giving remarks, Brelyn stopped the reception and called me up, stating she had a special presentation for me,” he said. “I was totally unaware of what was about to take place. During the remarks, she shared that she wanted to honor me by not allowing any man to touch her before her husband.”

Freeman is father of two girls and one boy, all of whom signed covenants to save themselves for marriage. Bowman is not the first of her siblings to give their father a certificate proving virginity. Her older sister Brittany did the same at her wedding six years ago. As for his son, Freeman says he has engaged in premarital sex.

“I love all three just the same,” said Freeman regarding his children. “It’s not about what they did for me, rather what they did for themselves.”

Earlier this week, this story was picked up by The Shade Room and TMZ, to varying opinions. Some praised Bowman for her decision, some criticized she went too far to prove her virginity and others stated an intact hymen does not always mean a woman is a virgin.

Even before her wedding, Bowman called herself a “Preacher of Purity.”

She posted a picture while on her honeymoon seemingly unphased by the social media backlash.

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.