She's No Dumb Blonde! Get to Know Jelly Roll's Wife Bunnie XO
Jelly Roll and Bunnie XO are one of country music's cutest couples, and they fell in love right away and seem as smitten as ever.
"Somebody asked me what’s the secret to our marriage the other day. I didn’t even have to think about [it]," Jelly Roll, born Jason DeFord, wrote on Instagram. "It's simple—we are comfortable having uncomfortable conversations, we prioritize communication, we have learned to laugh at the small s—t, and above everything we don’t take anything to seriously."
Words to live by! Learn all about Jelly Roll's wife and their love story. It's a fun one!
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Who is Jelly Roll's wife?
Jelly Roll is married to Bunnie DeFord, known as Bunnie XO.
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Are Jelly Roll and Bunnie still married?
Jelly Roll and Bunnie have been happily married since Aug. 31, 2016.
In an Instagram post from their sixth anniversary, Jelly Roll wrote that he and Bunnie "stumbled in the court house [sic] drunk" and got married spontaneously.
"Looking back at what felt like the absolute wildest decision I ever made it ended up literally being the best decision I’ve made my entire life," he reflected. "This woman has truly changed my life in every way possible. She truly changed the lens in which I see life through. These last 6 years have been a testament of the growth two rebels can make when they bring the best out of each other and push each other to the next level."
He continued, "Thank you for coming into my life and calming the storm. Thank you for running wild and free with me. Thank you for raising Bailee as is she was your own. Thank you for standing by me when the monsters attacked and fighting the demons with me. Thank you ram love. Thank you for smile and constantly being that same silly woman I fall in love with everyday. Thank you for stopping to dance with me any time any day anywhere."
We're not crying, you're crying.
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What does Jelly Roll's wife do for a living?
Bunnie XO is a model and podcaster. Her show is called Dumb Blonde. She adorably refers to herself as "Degenerate Love Child of Dolly Parton & Dr. Ruth" and "The Trailer Park Barbara Walters."
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Who is the mother of Jelly Roll's daughter?
The mother of Jelly Roll's daughter Bailee DeFord is a woman named Felicia who first hooked up with Jelly Roll when she was 16 years old; Bailee was born just after Jelly Roll went to prison in 2008.
Felicia battled addiction for years and was estranged from Bailee for a time. In an appearance on Bunnie's Dumb Blonde podcast in 2020, Bunnie and Felicia discussed Felicia's recovery journey and reconciliation with Bailee.
Did Jelly Roll and Bunnie have a baby?
Jelly Roll and Bunnie don't have any biological children together at this time. She's said on her podcast that she doesn't want to have any children other than her stepkids.
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How did Jelly Roll and Bunnie XO meet?
Bunnie and Jelly Roll first met at one of his concerts in Las Vegas while she was in a relationship with an allegedly unsavory character.
“She was with some abusive douchebag, and they came to a show, and we were backstage,” Jelly Roll recalled in Taste of Country Nights. “They split, and I’m not going to act like I shot my shot. She kind of shot hers. We had mutual friends. She said, ‘Yo. Just plug me in with Jelly.'”
We love a woman who knows what she wants!
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How did Bunnie get her money?
Bunnie is a model and podcaster with a successful YouTube channel to boot. Prior to her entertainment career, Bunnie was an escort.
Does Bunnie XO have kids of her own?
Bunnie XO doesn't have biological children, but she's a stepmom to Jelly Roll's daughter Bailee and son Noah Buddy DeFord.
“[Bunnie] helped me raise my daughter,” Jelly Roll told Music Mayhem. “We’ve had custody of her for the last nine years. It just takes a real selfless person to help raise a child they didn’t birth.”