Country artist Jelly Roll said that he lost between 50 and 70 pounds while training for his first 5K event.
Country artist Jelly Roll said that he lost between 50 and 70 pounds while training for his first 5K event.

Country Star Jelly Roll Shares Weight Loss Journey


Country star Jelly Roll, also known as Jason DeFord, revealed that he shed between 50 to 70 pounds while preparing for his first 5K race. 

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight after completing the 2 Bears 5K in Los Angeles, Jelly Roll expressed his surprise at the significant weight loss and noted the emotional journey it had been for him.

Emotional Finish Line Moment: 

Jelly Roll recounted feeling “really emotional” as he approached the race’s finish line, which was hosted by comedians Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer as part of the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival.

Starting his fitness journey in January, Jelly Roll reflected on his progress, from struggling to walk a mile to completing a 3.1-mile race.

Challenges and Triumphs: 

Despite finding the race tougher than expected, Jelly Roll expressed his sense of accomplishment and motivation. 

He highlighted the support and camaraderie among participants, particularly noting the inspiration he drew from fellow “big guys” completing the race alongside him.

Support from Bunnie XO: 

Jelly Roll’s wife, Bunnie XO, has defended him against online criticism regarding his weight. In the face of cyberbullying, she has consistently stood up for her husband’s well-being and self-esteem, emphasizing his positive qualities and resilience.

Future Fitness Goals: 

Looking ahead, Jelly Roll expressed his determination to continue his fitness journey, setting his sights on running a half-marathon next year. 

Despite the challenges and setbacks, Jelly Roll remains committed to his health and fitness goals, buoyed by the support of loved ones and his inner drive.

Jean Martin

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