Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zac Hanson Waited Until Marriage


Everybody’s got their own preference. I’m not telling everybody “Don’t go have permarital sex”. I’m just saying that I didn’t, and that seemed like the right thing to do for me.
-Zac Hanson
Special thanks to Bethe in the forums for helping me research this!
Zac Hanson is the drummer and youngest member of mega-popular 90′s boy band Hanson. For you young kids reading this, the Hanson brothers were kind of like The Jonas Brothers of the 1990′s. If you were walking upright back in the late 1990′s you probably spent at least several days with their double-platinum hit Mmmbop stuck in your head.
Despite drawing more screaming girls than a Twilight premier, all three of the Hanson brothers are known for being extremely monogamous when it comes to women. All three are married, and as far as I can tell, all three have only had one sexual partner each (their respective wives). Some try to attribute this to their semi-religious upbringing, but all three of the brothers deny this and suggest that religion had little to do with their preference for fewer, more meaningful relationships.
Although the older Hanson brothers are mostly one-women men, Zac Hanson, the youngest, is the only one of the brothers who waited all the way until his wedding night to have sex.

Mini Biography

Age 0: Born October 22, 1985 in Tulsa Oklahoma
Age 7: Having already learned how to play the piano fairly well, he borrows and old set of drums so that he can compliment brothers Isaac (guitar) and Taylor (keyboard).
Age 8: Plays his first professional live performance at the Mayfest Arts Festival in his home town.
Age 9-10: Plays around town with his brothers as they record their first two albums on their own (Boomerang and MMMBop)
Age 11: As the song MMMBop gets popular, Hanson performs at the South by Southwest music festival in Texas.
Age 12: Hanson’s new Album Middle of Nowhere, featuring the smash it MMMBop is released on May 6, 1997. It sells 10 million copies worldwide and makes the Hanson brothers into superstars. The day of their first Album’s release (May 6th) is officially dubbed “Hanson Day” in Tulsa. Their official autobiography Hanson: The Official Book reaches number 9 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.
Age 14: Zac is introduced to his future wife Kate Tucker backstage at a Hanson concert in Atlanta, Georgia. Their new record company Def Jam under-promotes their fifth major studio album This Time Around, costing them so many sales that eventually Def Jam cuts funding for Hanson’s concert tour.
Age 15-18: Tensions increase with between Hanson and Def Jam Records, who keeps refusing to release their songs (over 80 new Hanson songs were rejected by their label Def Jam as not marketable enough). Hanson splits from Def Jam and forms their own label (3CG Records). All three brothers are co-CEOs. Their new self-backed album Underneath debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums list.
Age 19: After dating for four years, Zac proposes to girlfriend Kate Tucker.
Age 20: On the 10th anniversary of “Hanson Day” (the May 6th holiday created by Tulsa government to commemorate the success of MMMBop), Zac and his brothers re-record their first commercial album Middle of Nowhere  to a live audience of Hanson fan club members in their home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two months later in July 2007, Zac marries Kate Tucker in her home town of Atlanta.
Age 22: Zac and Kate give birth to a son, John “Shepherd” Hanson in May 2008.
Age 25: Zach and wife Kate give birth to their daughter, Junia Hanson.

Zac Hanson Discusses Waiting on The Howard Stern Show

No, you’re nice boys. You’re not out there banging anything and everything that walks, and I respect that. But you could bang a few things! As long as it’s not my kids.
-Howard Stern
Most of Zac’s great quotes about waiting till marriage come from an interview he did with his brothers on the Howard Stern Show. Predictably, they infamously-crude Howard Stern gave him some flack about not having premarital sex, and even teased his brothers about being married so young. In the end, I though Howard Stern and company were great sports about the whole abstinence thing. For all their teasing, the ended on a notes of respect.
Here’s the full interview in parts. Below each clip are some memorable parts of the transcript.

Hanson on Howard Stern – Part 1

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Howard Stern: Zac, you didn’t have premarital sex?
Zac Hanson: Ah, no.
Howard Stern: And [your wife] is the first girl you’ve ever had?
Zac Hanson: Mm-hmm.
Howard Stern: And you never had sex with a different woman?
Zac Hanson: No.
Robin Quivers: How far did you get? What would you do before you…
Zac Hanson: [avoids question]
Zac Hanson: It’s not a religious thing like somebody has some thing over you…it’s just…it’s a personal thing.
Howard Stern: No, you’re nice boys. You’re not out there banging anything and everything that walks, and I respect that. But you could bang a few things! As long as it’s not my kids.

Hanson on Howard Stern – Part 2

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Howard Stern: Do you masturbate? Do you beat off to porn?
Zac Hanson:I try not to.Howard Stern: Where did you meet this broad you married?
Zac Hanson: At a concert.
Zac Hanson:She’s a couple years older. We dated for five years.
Jimmy Kimmel: What happened on that wedding night?
Zac Hanson: Lots of good stuff.

Hanson on Howard Stern – Part 3

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Howard Stern: Zac, like how many times did you get it on with your wife on the wedding night. Was it like five times?
Zac Hanson: Yeah
Howard Stern: Like five exactly?
Zac Hanson: Well I’m not going to divulge the exact number of times.

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