Jelly Roll’s Weight Loss: How Much Does He Weigh Now?


Jelly Roll’s Weight Loss: How Much Does He Weigh Now?

Jelly Roll made an announcement at the end of the previous year that he would begin a weight loss journey in 2023, and it appears that he is following through on that commitment. Even though we’re unaware of how much he weighs now, the 38-year-old proclaims on social media that he is working hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to exercise.

Jason Bradley DeFord, better known by his stage name Jelly Roll, is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter. He is well known for his work with Struggle Jennings, and Tech N9ne. Furthermore, he won three CMT Music Awards for the song Son of a Sinner in 2023.

The 38-year-old star began his career in hip hop before on Pop Aore transitioning to country music with 2023’s Whitsitt Chapel CD. His duet with Memphis rapper Lil Wytnother Pill in 2010 received over 6.3 million YouTube views. This song was the lead single from the hip-hop group SNO‘s album Year Round, which was released in April 2011 on the Hypnotize Minds label and produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J.

Recently, Jelly Roll has amazed many of his admirers with his appearance. People claim the Son of a Sinner singer looks completely different now with his weight loss transformation. So if you are curious to learn more about the secret behind his body transformation, here is everything you need to know.

Previously, we touched on the weight loss efforts of Myleene Klass and Maggie Pocock.

Jelly Roll Plans to Undergo Massive Weight Loss in 2023!

Jelly Roll (@jellyroll615) has recently become an internet sensation due to his weight loss transformation. But it didn’t happen overnight. Previously, he revealed in a May 2022 interview with Bobby Bones that he had always been fat. And his mother gave him the nickname Jelly Roll as a child due to his plump appearance; he reclaimed the title in high school and retained it for the next fifteen years. Prior to 2016, he had hit his heaviest weight of 450 pounds.

Jelly Roll before and after weight loss.Jelly Roll before and after weight loss.
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Is it any surprise that Jelly Roll’s diet includes a significant amount of time spent at Waffle House? The 38-year-old star claimed in an interview that he had eaten at Waffle House more times than he can recall, despite the fact that he expected the number of visits to be in the hundreds. Following his legal issues with the Waffle House, He determined to be in better shape and dropped 180 pounds.

In a 2017 video, he flaunted his improved health by uploading boxing training footage to YouTube, in which he appeared slim and in great shape. Unfortunately, the weight loss that helped Jason go from 450 pounds to a much healthy 270 pounds was not permanent. In July 2020, he made his weight gain public on YouTube. He expressed his sadness and shame about his recent poor choices, as well as his commitment to getting back on track with a healthy lifestyle.

Jelly Roll discussed his prior weight loss and subsequent recovery in a video titled I got incredibly fat…again. He urged his fans to join him on his quest to regain a healthy weight and live a better life. Furthermore, Jelly began in January 2020 weighing 478 pounds, and lost 60 pounds by July 2021.

However, in 2023, the Antioch, Tenn., native is looking forward to furthering his music career while also focusing on his health. He told Music Mayhem that he plans to devote the first half of the year before returning to the road to ultimately losing weight and restoring his health. He explained,

I’m going to spend the first couple months of the year just focusing on family and health. I lost some weight this year in 2022, but in 2023, I wanna finally conquer the demon. I don’t leave for a big tour until about the middle of the year. So, I plan on taking the first half of the year to tighten the album up and get some work in.

Jelly Roll's latest appearance.Jelly Roll’s latest appearance.
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Weight has been a challenge for the singer for much of his life. Though, this year he has a concrete goal for losing weight. He stated, “I got a guy, man. I’m [about to] start working with my boy, who owns a gym in Brentwood, and we’re [gonna] start getting after it at the top of the year.”

We don’t know how much he weighs now.  But for the first part of the year, the Son of a Sinner singer will work hard to meet his weight targets, but he also has great plans for his music career. He adds that 2023 will be about releasing new music and establishing himself as a prominent country musician. He stated,

Well, for me, it’s about planting the flag to show people that I am here to stay. I think we’ve done a really good job of getting people to see where we’re going, and now, we gotta get them to watch where we are and go with us where we’re heading to. That’s the goal.