Jelly Roll, Bunnie XO Open Up About Country Star Running His First 5K & Losing Over 50 Pounds

Jelly Roll made a hug stride in his fitness journey this week, completing his first-ever 5K alongside his wife, podcaster Bunnie XO. 


The two stars ran a total of 3.1 miles together in the 2 Bears 5K hosted by comedians Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer, held in Los Angeles Tuesday (May 7) as part of the Netflix Is a Joke Fest. Afterward, the country star — who’s been open about his weight-loss journey — opened up about the emotional milestone in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, noting he lost “50- to 70-some pounds” while training for the event. 

“I couldn’t walk a mile when I started trying to do this back in January,” Jelly told the outlet, revealing he teared up after crossing the finish line. “So the fact that we got 3-point-whatever it was [miles], got it down, I feel really, really good about it.” 

“I feel great, I’m a little tired,” he continued. “It was a little bit harder than I thought it was [going to be], but it’s awesome, man … I think the coolest thing is how many people stopped to tell us that they were motivated by us, other big guys. It was really cool to see that.” 


After the race, Bunnie shared a sweet video on TikTok of Jelly taking an ice bath alongside Segura and Kreischer. In the clip, she hops in with her husband as excited onlookers count down. 

“The couples that finish the 5k together, cold plunge together,” she wrote in text over the video. She added in her caption, “What a beautiful day w/ beautiful ppl! So proud of my baby doing the 5k & losing 50 lbs to do it!” 

The event comes a couple weeks after the entrepreneur told fans on TikTok that Jelly had quit social media because he was “so tired of being bullied about his f–king weight.” “My husband doesn’t show it to you guys, but I’m going to have a very vulnerable moment here,” she added at the time. “It hurts him.” 

Later, the CMT Award-winner clarified that “it wasn’t just bullying” that led him to step away from the internet. “It was not only the toxicity of social media, but the addiction of it,” Jelly explained to Variety. “I was becoming too busy to waste hours of my life scrolling.” 

See Bunnie’s TikTok below. 


What a beautiful day w/ beautiful ppl! So proud of my baby doing the 5k & losing 50 lbs to do it! 💫 #jellyandbunnie

♬ original sound – Bunnie Xo 🪄

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