It has been nearly eight years since Lolo Jones publicly discussed that she is saving herself for marriage, and the Olympic track and field star can’t help but wonder now if she should have never come clean.
Jones was a guest on the latest episode of comedian Kevin Hart’s “Cold as Balls” show, and the topic of her virginity came up. The 37-year-old rolled her eyes and said opening up about being a virgin was a mistake, joking that it “killed” her dating life.
“That was a mistake. That killed all my dates after that,” Jones said. “Before at least I had a chance. Before I’d tiptoe and be like, ‘OK, when’s a good time to tell him? Do I wait until he sees my personality a little bit, or do I just drop the bomb?'”
Hart then asked Jones if celibacy has helped her remained focused with her career.
“I have a higher level of intensity because I don’t have any pressure release,” Jones joked. “Everybody knows me as a stressed out person.”
Jones added, however, that she has been running at a “disadvantage” because having sex increases a woman’s testosterone level.
You can hear Jones discussing the subject at about the 2:30 mark of the video below:
Jones is a lot like Tim Tebow. Both are tremendous athletes who competed or compete at a high level, but there’s no question openly discussing their virginity made them more famous.
What’s great about Jones is that she has a fantastic sense of humor, which is probably why she has been able to openly discuss such a sensitive subject. She’s even made light of it in somewhat serious situations where she sustained an injury. Jones truly is one of a kind.
In the past 24 hours, Blake Griffin has had his professional career relocated from Los Angeles to Detroit, where he is now under contract with the Pistons through 2021. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Lolo Jones had to kick Griffin while he was down.
After news broke that Griffin had been traded to the Pistons, Jones commented on an Instagram post from “SportsCenter” about the deal. She first made an April Fool’s reference, but then she admitted to having gone on a date with Griffin. She claims it went horribly.
We have no way of confirming whether Jones and Griffin actually went on a date, but that seems a little too detailed to not be true. Jones, of course, has always been pretty open about her dating life. She recently broke up with an NFL player and made a funny post on social media about it.
There had been rumors that Griffin was dating Kendall Jenner, but it’s going to be hard for him to hang around the Jenner/Kardashian clan now that he isn’t playing basketball in Hollywood. Griffin could be in for a major adjustment period.
Jones has competed in the Olympics as both a hurdler and bobsledder.
Wing is a punter for the New York Giants as has been in the NFL since 2013. A connection between them — aside from their athleticism and affinity for working out — is that both went to LSU. We certainly know Jones has been in the market for a boyfriend after not having much luck on her Tinder date.
Lolo Jones is thinking about trying her hand at mixed martial arts. And if she does, the Olympic hurdler is confident she could last longer in the Octagon against Ronda Rousey than some of Rousey’s recent opponents.
Lolo Jones has always been in tremendous shape, which is hardly a surprise considering she is both an Olympic hurdler and bobsledder. However, you might be surprised to hear that Jones actually prefers the physical condition she was in when she was training for the Winter Olympics over where she is at right now.
“It was really tough just because I thought I’d be able to lose all the weight and I didn’t, you know, so I’m still about seven, eight pounds overweight,” Jones said, via a transcription from Fox Sports. “At first I had that nice bobsled butt that I worked so hard to get, and I was like, ‘Yes, this is going to stay, and then like, all this other stuff is going to go.’ And it was like, the butt was the first thing to go, and I was like, ‘Nooooo!’ That was the one thing I wanted to stay.”
Jones has always looked pretty chiseled to me, but she obviously has her own standards. Prior to today, I had no idea there was a difference between a bobsled booty and a hurdling booty. I love learning new stuff on Fridays.
Drake signed on to host the 2014 ESPYs earlier this week. As expected, there have been a variety of opinions about whether he will be the right man for the job. The most viral opinion following the announcement has come from Lolo Jones, who decided to take a shot at Rihanna after hearing the big news.
It's amazing that Drake is hosting the @Espys but it's gonna be tough for him to hand out all those awards to Rihanna's ex boyfriends
You know it would only be a matter of time before someone notable criticized USA Bobsled and Skeleton for choosing Lolo Jones as one of the three push athletes to represent the country at the Winter Games in Sochi. On Tuesday, it was bobsledder Chuck Berkeley who voiced his opinion.
Berkeley, who competed in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, criticized officials for choosing Jones over three other push athletes. Jones and pilot Jazmine Fenlator ended up 11th after the first half of competition Tuesday. Here’s what Berkeley said:
Lolo Jones is fairly new to the bobsled scene, yet the track and field star managed to earn a highly sought after spot on the US women’s team for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Jones earned the third and final brakeman spot, sparking some controversy among the Olympic community. Simply put, some of her teammates think Lolo is going to Sochi because of her popularity.
“I should have been working harder on gaining Twitter followers than gaining muscle mass,” she said.
As we know, Jones’ openness about her virginity and outgoing personality have landed her endorsement deals and appearances on late night talk shows. Katie Eberling, another brakeman who did not make the final cut, feels the same was as Azevedo.