Jelly Roll is one of the biggest names in country music right now.
The rapper-turned-country star is having an incredible rise with the release of his debut album Whitsitt Chapel, after his first two singles from the album have both hit #1 on country radio.
He’s selling out venues all over the country on his current tour, and even sold out Bridgestone Arena here in Nashville for a hometown show last year.
So with all of his current success, there are inevitably going to be trolls on the internet accusing his wife, Bunnie Xo, of only being with Jelly Roll because of his superstar status – and his money.
But Jelly Roll, whose real name is Jason DeFord, set the record straight recently, saying that when they first met, it was actually the other way around.
If you’re not familiar with Bunnie, she’s actually got a pretty incredible story herself. The host of the Dumb Blonde Podcast who’s built up a massive following of her own, she actually started out as a high-end escort in Las Vegas, which is what she was doing when her and Jelly Roll first met.
So as you can imagine, she was making pretty good money – while he was just a struggling artist at the time.
During an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast back in May, Jelly Roll discussed being homeless when he first met his wife:
“My wife grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. My wife was a high-end escort her whole life. That’s what she did when I met her.
I was broke. I was living in a 1996 van. Literally. Didn’t have a house.
And this woman has like two condos and a few sports cars. She’s f*cking BALLING.”
And he got a kick out of people who accuse Bunnie of only staying with him for his money:
“It’s so funny now, the internet when I won these awards, they’re like, ‘This b*tch is a gold digger.’
I was like, ‘I was the gold digger. This woman had so much money.'”
This power couple definitely has one of the most interesting backstories in country music right now. But whatever you want to say about them, you definitely can’t say Bunnie is a gold digger – because she was there when he was broke and living in a van too.