Jelly Roll – Net Worth, Wife (Bunnie Xo), Biography, Children, Real Name

Jelly Roll (real name – Jason DeFord) rose to fame with his popular singles “This Down Here,” “I’m So High,” and “Train Tracks.”

His mother gave him the nickname of Jelly Roll.


He was born on December 4, 1986. Jelly Roll grew up in Nashville, especially the Southside community of Antioch.

At age 14, Jason was incarcerated, which precipitated an ongoing cycle of incarcerations until 2009 that included a drug possession conviction.

In 2005, DeFord released his first album, ”Halfway House.”

After, Jason released other numbers of mixtapes and embarked on the journey of a popular rapper.

On April 21, 2016, he released a mixtape named “Addiction Kills.”

He said:

”2016 was unbelievably incredible. So far 2017 is treating me better than the first 29 years of my life, lol.”

DeFord continued:

”Looking forward to the whole tour. The most challenging part is being away from my daughter and son and the drives every day in the van, lol.”

On January 1, 2017, Jason was invited to participate in the Juggalo March On Washington.

In 2018, DeFord teamed up with Struggle Jennings on the trilogy of Waylon & Willie albums.

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On March 13, 2020, Roll released an album, titled – ”A Beautiful Disaster.” It debuted at number 97 on the US Billboard 200. He collaborated with Tech N9ne, Brix, Bailee Ann, Struggle Jennings, Lil Wyte, Brianna Harness, and Krizz Kaliko. The southern rapper’s album includes 12 tracks. 

On October 16, 2020, Jelly released another album, ”Self Medicated.”

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He started his YouTube channel on December 7, 2009. The channel has over 789 million views and 1.35 million subscribers.

His most popular video is titled – ”Jelly Roll & Struggle Jennings – “Fall In The Fall” (OFFICIAL VIDEO).” The video was published on Apr 24, 2018, and it has over 38 million views.

His second most popular video is named – ”Jelly Roll & Lil Wyte “Demons” (Official Video).” It has more than 26 million views, and it was published on Oct 7, 2016.


Jelly Roll is married to Bunnie Xo.

Jelly Roll with his wife Bunnie Xo
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In January 2020, Roll wrote on his Instagram about his wife: ”she made me truly understand what LOVE means.” Jelly added: ”she showed me what it means to stand beside someone unconditionally.”

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He has a daughter and a son (Noah Buddy DeFord) who was born in 2016.


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Jelly Roll jokingly describes himself as “a regular fat piece of white trash.”

He gained national attention after a legal dispute with Waffle House, an American restaurant chain with over 2,100 locations in 25 states in the US.

His mixtape ”Whiskey, Weed, & Women” was initially named “Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House,” however, it was later changed after Waffle House threatened to sue over the use of their name and logo on the cover.

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After a cease-and-desist letter from Waffle House and some nasty online posts from Jason DeFord, the two parties settled their beef with the mixtape renamed ”Whiskey, Weed, & Women,”

Jason orders the same meal every time, his particular variation of an All-Star Breakfast:

  • hash browns that are double scattered, smothered, covered, and chunked;
  • scrambled eggs with cheese and wheat toast;
  • a side of sausage;
  • a chocolate-chip waffle.

During an interview, DeFord stated:

“I’ve been smothering, covering, and chunking shit for 28 years!”

DeFord continued:

”Hell, I had to look at my birth certificate the other day to make sure I wasn’t born in a Waffle House!”

Jason has over 1.1 million followers on Facebook, while his popular Twitter has amassed more than 67,900 followers.

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Jelly Roll Net Worth
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”I’m one of the guys that cheers for everybody. I hope they all get mansions and leave their families lots of money.”

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”I was in a place where we had nothing to do but get tattooed. They restricted my freedom and I knew a man who made a tattoo gun out of a tape deck, with a guitar string in it.”

”I’m inspired by outlaw country, folk music, and Motown. This is what’s playing in my speakers the most.”

”Yeah, I tattooed John 15:13 on the side of my face. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. I got three teardrops.”

”My earliest music memories are dancing with my mother in the kitchen to oldies records and Motown, some old country too. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

”I had to quit smoking weed for a long time because of the Board of Probation in my state and I didn’t like it very much so I wrote about it. I’m dropping another one in six months called ‘Addiction Kills’.”

”People I thought would be in my life for the rest of my life. Admittedly it was some of my own wrongdoing that leads to this departure.”

”Yeah, we’re definitely not sober today. I woke up on like ten hours of sleep and was like, ‘Adderall and Whiskey. Let’s Go!’”

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Jelly Roll – Net Worth

DeFord earns most of his income from selling his albums and mix-tapes, selling tickets to his concerts, sponsors, and advertisements on his YouTube channel. 

One of his first hits was ”Pop Another Pill” with rapper Lil Wyte.

Jason’s second album is ”Strictly Business” with rapper Haystak.

On YouTube, Roll has over 789 million views, meaning about $1.5 million in revenue before taxes.

Keeping this in mind, rapper Jelly Roll has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Featured image source – © Guliver / Getty Images.

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19 thoughts on “Jelly Roll – Net Worth, Wife (Bunnie Xo), Biography, Children, Real Name”

  1. I just want to say to jelly roll personally, that you are a great story teller. 98% of everything that comes out of this lyrical genius is real. I can relate to a majority of everything he raps about. You give young men inspiration and motivation to keep your dreams and goals always within eyesight, never giving up expcally when nothing in life is going as planned or expected. It’s expcally hard on a man who’s trying their best to be a good father and provider all the while trying to achieve your dreams. And at the same time dealing with all the haiters and people who are against you and want to see you fail. You put everything into perspective. Your a true inspiration my brother and I can’t wait to see you evolve and solidify and perfect your music.
    P.S. Justin Nashville TN

  2. I fell in love with his music after the very first song someone introduced me too. I watch His and Bunnie’s channels on YouTube almost everyday. Keep it up it’s! Much love!!! <3

  3. Jelly roll is an a true American icon that truly came from nothing to straight up something… He came from the gutter to fortunes…wen jelly roll raps about the slums he’s being real about that instead of some of these rappers faking shit. All I can say is wen jelly roll brings the game , he brings it correctly…

  4. Love absolutely love his Music. I’m 46 and say what you want I’m an original Rap guy going bk to early 80s when it started. Love the old stuff but Jelly has br9a awesome new Sound with his style. I’m a High School Football Coach and Work in Behaivor and at the end of the day I turn Jellys music on to let all me emotions out. Thanks for you music Jelly Love it all

  5. A friend sent me jelly rolls video “SAVE ME” I absolutely LOVED IT that song hit me hard i was in tears I was a recovering addict 3 1/2 years clean from pain pills and Adderall until I watched my brother die right in front of me in a terrible accident in my home I relapsed and have been in active addiction since may on a pure path of self destruction that song woke me up 2 days clean and sober thanks to that song

    Thank u for speaking the truth with no bullshit!!!!
    Lebanon tn

    • Amen you can hit this addiction when you swing baby. Just chock up on yourself and watch one day at a time and when you see it; “Take your swing!” Remember if you miss you’ll have another chance at bat over and over again. Praying for you and all of us in this dog eat dog world. And Jelly you rock this rap house like none other man. ~Keeping it Real

    • Stay strong…. I lost the man I have been with for 15 years due to addiction. I tried saving him but he didn’t want to save himself. Stay strong and don’t turn back. Just keep going forward please….

  6. thats the way the jelly rolls. not a rocker, but a roller! its rock and roll without the rock! roll baby roll all night long! you know how to let it roll. so glad for epiphyanies! the revelations of the heart are true to god. pure love and a pure heart brlng true joy. i am so happy that your eyes were opened to see and save yourself at a time that crucial to your salvation. peace love hope joy kindness patience adoration. a halo from…

  7. I came across Jelly’s video”save me” tonight actually had never heard of this amazing talent. It’s hard to admit but this year I woke up and realized I’ll be 50 years old in Oct!!! And I have beer been a active addict for 43 years of that 50. I was born with severe joint and disc disease and was putt on painmeds at 7. That mixed with a bad attitude and Rebel soul and gypsy blood WOW…. Nothing butt trouble went to my first party at 12 drinking doing anything and everything I shouldn’t. If it was crazy it was me.i have had a truly crazy wild hardlife. I heard this song tonight and I have never felt so close tio someone I don’t know. My self description is “I’m broken”and have never felt the very soul of someone I don’t know. Tears were a understatement. I felt his passion and mine all at once and believe me mine is plenty. Jelly you are an amazing performer and from your music I would say an amazing person.i hope you go far!!! Thank you to the first person who understands me and don’t even know me. Who knows maybe someday we could be friends. You never have enough and I can count mine on one hand and have fingers left offer. Unfortunately life’s a hard grimy bitch and unfortunately so are allot of people. No offense tup anyone. Pearce love and best wishes thanks for the rise

    Mel myrtle beach scl

  8. Hey Jenna you’re an inspiration to music I listen to you and struggle on a daily basis shit really gets f####d up out here man I think we all need a little bit of inspiration in our life and if you’re ever in Austin Texas Do you need to have a concert here I’m willing to bet the whole f#####g City will be there

  9. U r absolutely a lyrical genius! Me n my husband started listening to u a few yrs ago…but the last few months i listen to u daily! Not a song i dont like! A few of my favs tho r Save Me,same asshole,smoking section and def the song released today sept 10th 2020. House of cards! My husbands been in prison the last 2 yrs and hasnt got to hear anything thats been released the last 2 yrs.until today we finally got aproived 4 a video visit so i was able to let him watch the video Save me on the flat screen! He loved it! I cant wait 4 him 2 hear all the other amazing songs youve released! We both struggle with addiction and mental health and your music has truly cut deep! Wish u could do a concert near Altoona pa…i would love to see u and i kno so many others that would 2! Im super excited for all the coming up thursday just 2 hear wat u release! I talk about u alot and im always pushing ur music! I told my niece about u tonight n she now loves ur music 2! Like i said Jelly ur a musical fucking genius! 💚💜💚💜

  10. You and bunnie inspire me. I’m 26 years old and have been a addict since I was 15. I watched my dad kill hisself when I was 7 and ever since that my life has spiraled out of control. My momma was with him for 13 years and it really fucked her up in the head so after he died I watched her life spiral out of control as well. She met a man right after daddy died and got pregnant. He was very controlling and abusive not only to her but to me as well. She put up with him for 7 years and finally. Had enough. He was a mean alcoholic. I feel like I was doomed from the start…. and if you really think about it I was. I started using pain pills when I was 15 when I ment my boyfriend Clayton. We experimented together and got hooked on roxy. Then heroin. I’m in recovery for 6 years now at a methadone maintains program. He’s still in active addiction. We have been together for 12 years and are unseperatable like u and bunnie… my momma ended up passing because of addiction and I have watched my whole family die within years. I’m the last Stewart. I’m from rally hill TN which I know u have family out here. I would love to tell u more of my life story and really think it would inspire people. My names brittiney Stewart look me up on Facebook. I would love to meet y’all. U are my hero jelly! I love ur music and could listen to it forever

  11. I’ve never heard anyone sing exactly wat I feel before I descovered jelly . I feel the same need for escape but guilt over it an longing to b right w God but not being able to let go of the things that seem to help in this moment. I know God is using u jelly ur pain and struggling r reaching many many ppl. So plz know that not only r u going to b right one day before the end but also that he has a purpose for u an is using u for it. I hope u can take a little comfort in that the next time u feel so down about it all. He covers u as he does me during this time in the wilderness.

  12. Im a 47 yr old addict trying to see my way out of this life!!! I’ve NEVER heard music that tells exactly how im feeling until i heard “Save Me” then i listened to ” Suicide” then “Overdose” then ” I Need You” ect.. Its like you are reading my thoughts. I lost my husband of 25 years July 15th then my Momma July 30th. I didnt want to feel the pain still dont but i know i have to. I am struggling every day not to get totally wasted but i do want better. I pray i can do this. The struggle is real my friend. Just know your music truely makes a differance in my life!!!

  13. Mr. Deform, I have a question for you regarding a name that is visible on one of the videos posted with lyrics. This is very important to me and if you could email and clarify that it is a typo or suppose to be there. Thank you for your time.

  14. You are amazing and down to the soul “Real”. I’m 64 and have struggled on & off with addiction, depression, etc. I have a son that is so struggling; it breaks my heart because I feel like it is partly my fault.(I know we are responsible for our own actions) Thank you for trying to give others a reason to live through your lyrics and I hope my son will wake up to realize life is worth living.


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