Jelly Roll Shares Heartfelt Appreciation Post For His Wife Bunnie Xo: “She Saved Me In One Of The Darkest Times Of My Life”

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Jelly Roll has one of the most interesting stories in country music.

The former rapper-turned-country star, whose real name is Jason DeFord, has spoken openly about his history with addiction, as well as his time in and out of jail before turning his life around to become one of the biggest up-and-coming names in country music.

But his wife has quite the interesting – and impressive – story herself.

Jelly Roll’s wife, Bunnie Xo, is the host of the Dumb Blonde Podcast, where she’s talked extensively about her time as a high-end escort in Las Vegas before settling down with Jelly Roll and his daughter and transitioning to her new career as a podcaster and social media influencer.

And in a heartfelt post on Instagram, Jelly Roll shared just how much he admires his better half for all that she’s accomplished:


A lot is often said or made about my story , but the truth is, I’ve never been moved more by a story than the story of my wife. To watch what this woman has overcame and her passion and determination to be something better has inspired me from the moment I met her.

She saved me in one of the darkest times of my life. She has been nothing but supportive.

I remember her sitting at our kitchen table and her talking to me about the vision she had to start the Dumb Blonde Podcast, and how it was her means to end working in the sex industry for good.

I watched her build her own platform, her own podcast and her own team with ZERO help from me. She wanted to do it on her own, she didn’t want to be just “Jelly Roll’s wife” she wanted to build her own empire to empower women and share her story in hopes that it could motivate others to believe that they could change their lives and be happy.

Watching her launch into this season of the Podcast, watching her build this beautiful community on Patreon where she post our family vlog series “Meet the DeFords” and NOW SHE IS COMING ON TOUR WITH ME AND DOING HER OWN MEET AND GREET (that I’ll be crashing as many of them as I can) watching you take this thing to the moon has been nothing short of incredible to watch- so so so so happy for you baby.

Let’s keep changing the world a little at a time.”

Bunnie was clearly moved by the tribute, commenting on the post:

“I’m crying at the dinner table. You have always been my reason, my why & my strength. I love you to the moon & deepest galaxies. Let’s keep [proving] them wrong & taking shit over

– Your ace”

As Jelly Roll mentioned, Bunnie will also be doing meet and greets at shows on his upcoming tour, with fans eager to meet the star herself.

Seems like these two are turning into quite the power couple – and with stories like theirs, it’s not hard to see why.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock