American TV beauty Jessica Alba once stepped out with a religious fanatic who ended up praying with his pal in her wardrobe.

The DARK ANGEL stunner admits she used to be heavily into religion during her teenage years, although her life is no longer so "regimented".

Jessica, 21, says, "The boyfriend was a born-again Christian. I was, too, kind of, from 12 to 16. Very regimented and internal and deep.

"I went to church three times a week. If I stubbed my toe, I would say, 'Oh, darn.' Born-agains take themselves very seriously.

"Everybody still laughs about it. My grandmother found my boyfriend and his best friend in my closet praying, and she called them the closet boys. Weird."

30/11/2003 13:58