Athlete LoLo Jones has revealed that over the past year she has had three different male stalkers, one showing up on her doorstep and another breaking into the Olympic training center.
In a somber Instagram post, the Olympic gold medalist appeared upset in a black hooded jacket as she said the incidents had “changed my life” and put the safety of her friends and herself at risk.
Jones, who has chosen to remain a virgin, also uploaded a photo from her front door camera that appears to show a stranger at her home who insisted she had invited him to live with her.
In another troubling incident, a man broke into the US Olympic training center in Colorado Springs and stayed overnight hoping to hit her, the hurdler and bobsledder told her 569,000 followers. The third stalker had harassed her friends.
Pictured Olympic gold medalist Lolo Jones, 40, revealed in a somber Instagram post that she has had three different male stalkers in the past year
Jones uploaded the moment she saw a stranger on her front doorbell cam and told her followers that she doesn’t want to date anyone who contacts her via Instagram
She also included some tips for women to protect themselves in the mail, urging her followers to carry “protective devices” like pepper spray or a lipstick taser to help them “feel more comfortable.”
The 40-year-old 100m hurdler wrote on the photo-sharing site: “In the last year I’ve had three different male stalkers.
“Three times now guys have crossed the line, jeopardizing my safety and that of my friends and changing my life.
“A guy broke into the Olympic training center and stayed overnight hoping to find me.
“Another guy kept harassing my friends to reach me.”
Jones, pictured, regularly posts glamorous pics for her 596,000 Instagram followers – but says she doesn’t want potential suitors to contact her on the site
She added: “And recently a guy haunted my house and told the police he knew me from Instagram and I invited him to stay at my house.
‘I’m done. If there’s any confusion here, I’ll make it very clear: I’m not interested. JE. That’s not the right way.’
Jones has spoken at length about her efforts to find a boyfriend after admitting she has chosen to remain celibate, in keeping with her devout Christian beliefs.
In an emotional Instagram post, Jones revealed that the stalking incidents had affected her friends as well as herself
She also uploaded a photo urging her female followers to carry “repellents” like pepper spray or a lipstick taser to protect themselves
In 2020, she appeared on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud series Cold As Balls and told the host she regretted making the revelation so public.
At the time, she said: “That was a mistake. That killed all my dates after that – like I never had a chance. As before, at least I had a chance.’
Professional Athlete: Jones is one of the few athletes to have represented the United States in both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics as a hurdler and bobsledder
Jones is one of the few athletes to have represented the United States at both the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics.
She ran hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She then took part in the 2014 Winter Olympics as a bobsledder.
Jones hasn’t been linked to many men since she revealed she’s a virgin, but she revealed in January 2018 that she had kissed NBA star Blake Griffin.
“I had a date with him,” she wrote on Instagram. “Worst date of my life and he’s a terrible kisser.”
Difficult to handle: The Olympic hurdler and bobsledder previously revealed that her decision to be honest about her virginity “killed” her dating options
In a candid September Instagram post, Jones opened up about how she’s had few serious relationships in her life because she chose to remain a virgin.
“The longest relationship I’ve ever had was in college when I dated a guy for over two years,” she wrote. “It was my only serious relationship. So keep me in your prayers because I definitely need that cruel rom-com that brought my dating life to an end.
Jones admitted that at times her loneliness had even caused her to question her faith.
“It almost broke my relationship with God because I felt like he really left me,” she explained. “And yes, I know God doesn’t promise us anything and we should be content, but I’m not preaching on a soapbox. I admit that I went through a very lonely season.
“Boys said they respect me and my decision not to have sex before marriage, but they would never want to date me. Or wouldn’t have time,’ she recalled.
“Two out of three of the last dates I went on said I was too old. (They were both Christians) Needless to say, my heart was broken.
“And I’m really hoping to move into a new season because I need to see another girl post her wedding photos here. I will break my Dayumm phone with my bare hands.”
Jones’ athletic career first began in 2002 when she finished runner-up in the 100-meter hurdle and 4 x 100-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
She later made the famous decision to switch from hurdles to bobsleigh, winning gold medals at the 2013 and 2021 World Championships.
But Jones is just as famous for her off-track presence, having starred in reality shows as Dancing with the Stars and taking part in Celebrity Big Brother.
And she’s known for being particularly outspoken on social media.
Last year, she told her followers that she was embarking on an IVF journey as she worried she was running out of time to have a family.
Jones, 40, revealed in an Instagram video in August that she underwent IVF after worrying her time was up to start a family
The 40-year-old documented her decision to have IVF after trying to freeze her eggs in her early 30s
In August, she shared a video that read, “Scared. 15 days before I turned 40.
“Nothing scared me more than feeling like I was running out of time to start a family.”
At first, when she was in her early 30s, she wanted to freeze her eggs.
“I always thought I’ll meet my husband and everything will be fine. Well here I am almost 10 years later and it hasn’t.’