The two tied the knot in 2016 after Jelly Roll proposed during a live concert in Las Vegas. On that same night, they spontaneously decided to get married at a courthouse, keeping it a secret from their friends and family. While Bunnie is right there alongside Jelly Roll on his journey to fame, she’s also in the spotlight for her own talents.
Bunnie DeFord, also known as Bunnie XO, holds a special place in the hearts of many Jelly Roll fans. It’s not just because of her connection with the country singer, but also because of her own achievements and accomplishments.
Nowadays, Bunnie is juggling roles as a model, social media influencer, and the thriving host of the Dumb Blonde podcast. Yet, when she first connected with Jelly Roll, she was working as a high-end escort in Las Vegas.
Back in 2019, the Dumb Blonde podcast came into existence and has now gathered more than 170,000 Instagram followers. When Dumb Blonde season 6 rolled out in 2023, Jelly Roll posted a sincere tribute to Bunnie XO, celebrating her significant achievement and revealing how the podcast was her way out from escorting.
“She wanted to do it on her own, she didn’t want to be just ‘Jelly Roll’s wife,’ ” he wrote on Instagram, informing people that Bunnie XO built her brand with “zero help” from him.
“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,” he added.
Now, she not only hosts the popular podcast, but she is also the founder of Dumb Blonde Productions, an entertainment company, and is signed with WME for management and booking.
In terms of her personal life, Bunnie has taken on the role of a stepmother to Jelly Roll’s daughter, Bailey. She’s been open about the fact that becoming a mother was the main reason she chose to leave her escorting days behind.
She shared on her podcast that “there’s a little girl who came into my life and she stole my heart, and I don’t want her to feel like she ever has to sell her body to support herself.”
Jelly Roll has since disclosed that Bunnie made good use of her earned money by helping him hire a lawyer to secure custody of his daughter. She even provided a place for them to stay until Jelly Roll could manage it on his own.