Jelly Roll's wife, Bunnie Xo, is standing up against hateful comments about the couple's journey toward having a baby.

Specifically, Bunnie takes issue with fans who've had negative things to say about their decision to pursue surrogacy. She shared a screenshot of a Facebook comment from a user who opined that "carrying the child is so much more of the natural experience of motherhood."

The comment also implied that Bunnie was choosing surrogacy over pregnancy in order to avoid physical changes to her body — an assumption that the singer's wife vehemently denied.

"This is so gross. You guys think I don't want to carry because of my body lol," she wrote in response.

In fact, Bunnie — who is in her 40s — says she's planning on surrogacy due to her age and medical history.

"I'm scared to [get pregnant] because I've had two ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages AND at my age I do not want to go thru that again," she states, "nor do we have time for me to [experience ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages] because our life is happening so fast."

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In a clip she shared from the newest episode of her Dumb Blonde podcast, Bunnie also discussed her concerns about how a pregnancy would affect her mental health, stressing that it took her years to control her anxiety and depression.

Jelly and Bunnie started the long process of in vitro fertiization (IVF) back in 2019, but they didn't publicly discuss their journey until last month. She acknowledged that the fan response has been overwhelmingly supportive, but the negative comments have been hurtful — so much so that they'll be keeping the experience more private going forward.

"From here on out, I want to keep it private," she says. "...I just want something that's ours. I just want this private journey. So the next time you guys hear me talk about IVF or the babies is gonna be when the babies are born.

"I keep saying 'babies' and 'kids,'" Bunnie adds. "I think we wanna have twin boys. I'm not sure. We could have one, we could have two. I'm not sure what we're gonna do yet."

The singer's wife concluded her post by reminding fans to be kind and compassionate.

"Please watch how you say things to [people] on the internet," she wrote. "You aren't in their shoes, you haven't fought their battles and you know nothing of the journey we've been through, only what we've told you."

What Have Jelly Roll and Bunnie Xo Said About Their Plans to Have a Baby?

  • Jelly Roll revealed that he and Bunnie Xo are trying to have a baby in an early-June appearance on the Bussin' With the Boys podcast.
  • The couple share no biological children so far, though they are raising Jelly's teenage daughter Bailee together. Bunnie is also actively involved with Jelly's young son, Noah, whose mother has primary custody of him.
  • Bunnie has said that she never wanted children until relatively recently. She has suffered multiple pregnancy losses in the past, including ectopic pregnancies.
  • According to the ACOG, ectopic pregnancies are non-viable pregnancies in which an embryo implants outside the uterus, and they can be life-threatening to the mother.
  • Jelly said his current weight loss journey is inspired in part by the couple's hope to have a baby.
  • Bunnie has said that they are pursuing pregnancy through surrogacy, and that they might welcome twins.

Carena Liptak is an Associate Editor and staff writer at Taste of Country. She specializes in breaking country music news, interviews and lists. In particular, she’s got a soft spot for sad songs — check out her roundup of the 50 Saddest Country Songs of All Time!

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