Bunnie XO On Collaborating With Her Husband Jelly Roll: “I Have Asked You To Do A Duet For Years”

“I have asked you to do a duet for years before any of these couples were doing it,” Bunnie Xo said.

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Posted on November 21, 2023

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Bunnie Xo, Jelly Roll; Photo Courtesy of CMA

Bunnie XO opened up about her desire to collaborate with her husband, Jelly Roll, during a recent episode of The Dumb Blonde Podcast. While chatting with her husband, who was the special guest on the podcast, she revealed that she has begging him to sing a duet.

Will Jelly Roll Sing A Duet With His Wife Bunnie XO?

“Well, you won’t [expletive] do a duet with me…” Bunnie XO said in the opening of the clip that appears on TikTok.

Jelly Roll then poked fun at his wife’s request, joking that he will not do a duet with her, as she wants him to record a “dirty Christmas song.” He then openly admitted that “we’re never going to win a GRAMMY doing dirty Christmas songs,” referring to the sultry tune that his wife released last year, titled “Bring Your Package To Me (Christmas Screw),” a tune that parodies Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

“No, hold on, let’s really talk about this really quick,” Bunnie asked before the “NEED A FAVOR” singer accepted and told viewers, “alright, let’s do it right now. I’m glad to bring y’all into our personal beef.”

Bunnie Reveals She Has Been Wanting To Collaborate With Jelly Roll For Years

The Dumb Blonde Podcast host then went on to explain, “I have asked you to do a duet for years before any of these [expletive] couples were doing it. And you know what you told me? You said no, with my luck you’ll [expletive] outshine me.”

The beloved couple laughed together as Jelly Roll chimed in, saying, “it’s what you do with everything we do. I’ve become an accessory. I’m like another Chachi in your life.”

Bunnie XO revealed that she just gave up on trying to make a duet happen after being turned down several times. “I just left it at that. I was like [expletive] it, he’s never going to do a duet with me.”

Bunnie XO, Jelly Roll; Photo Courtesy of Facebook
Bunnie XO, Jelly Roll; Photo Courtesy of Facebook

How Did Jelly Roll And Bunnie XO Meet?

Jelly Roll and Bunnie first met at one of the Nashville native’s concerts on Fremont Street in Las Vegas at The Country Saloon in 2015. At the time, Bunnie XO wasn’t familiar with Jelly Roll, as he had not yet been discovered. Despite not knowing each other right off the bat, the two locked eyes and sparked a connection.

“We hit it off. She said she fell in love with the saddest eyes in the room,” Jelly Roll previously shared.

Jelly Roll and Bunnie DeFord (Bunnie XO); Photo Courtesy of Gilbert Flores for PMC
Jelly Roll and Bunnie DeFord (Bunnie XO); Photo Courtesy of Gilbert Flores for PMC

Recently Renewed Their Vows

The pair recently celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary. In honor of their anniversary, Jelly Roll and Bunnie XO recently returned to the Las Vegas chapel where they wed to renew their vows in an intimate ceremony. The couple took fans inside the Sin City based, A Stained Glass Wedding Chapel, sharing photos and videos from their vow renewal. The snapshots shared to social media include a range of different moments from the memorable evening, including one showcasing her and Jelly Roll standing beneath a white arch with their hands entwined as they exchanged vows.

Alongside the photos, Bunnie XO penned a heartfelt caption that embodies the couple’s love story, which began with a serendipitous encounter in 2015.

“Who knew a chance encounter in 2015 would lead to our stars colliding a year later in the cutest, tiniest chapel in Vegas exchanging vows of forever when neither one of even knew what forever meant. I had no idea who you were, yet my soul felt like I knew you for 10 lifetimes,” she began.

Jelly Roll, Bunnie XO; Photos Courtesy of TikTok
Jelly Roll, Bunnie XO; Photos Courtesy of TikTok

7 Years Later, Same Wedding Chapel

Bunnie XO later recalled the night they first said “I do” and the promise that Jelly Roll made to her that night.

“Before we stumbled in that chapel, you grabbed my hands & looked me straight in the eyes & said, ‘Bunnie, our lives won’t always be like this. You won’t have to do what you do for much longer, we’re going to figure this out. I promise you.’ 🥹

She admitted that she had “no idea” what life would throw at them after their wedding day, but knew she could tackle anything as long as she had Jelly Roll by her side. 

“These past 7 years have been a whirlwind dark fairytale,” Bunnie XO continued. “Nothing we have accomplished as lovers & friends was easy. We fought to become the people we are, to break the childhood traumas we were ‘blessed’ with & learn to love in a healthy way. To right all our wrongs & create a home to raise Bailee in that she can be proud of. No matter what life has thrown our way, we walked through the fire together, hand in hand, w/ a smile.”

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We could have had done our renewal anywhere – going back to where it all started 7 years ago was SO perfect. I love this man to the moon 🌙 #jellyandbunnie

♬ Fly Me To The Moon – 2008 Remastered – Frank Sinatra

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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