Lolo Jones had a bit of a rough moment in the Celebrity Big Brother house Saturday after receiving her Head of Household (HOH) basket. It’s a tradition in the Big Brother house to receive a specialty basket after winning the coveted title, which is full of the houseguest’s favorite snacks, photos from home, and letters from family.
The Olympian won the sixth HOH of the season, which played out live on Friday night’s episode. Since Lolo’s HOH reign was the shortest of the season, because of the double eviction, she didn’t get to enjoy the luxuries that come with living in the HOH room. She did receive her basket, though, which was in the pantry, and looked through it with alliance member Tamar Braxton. Shortly after that, Lolo broke down, according to Big Brother Daily.
The letter in Lolo’s basket was from her best friend, which caused her to get very upset. Tamar noticed something was wrong with Lolo when she was going through the basket and reading her letter. After inquiring what was wrong, Lolo, who is single, explained that she wished she was receiving a basket from a husband, and continued to cry while being comforted by Tamar.
Lolo then admitted that she never wanted to win HOH because she knew getting a basket would make her upset. Tamar then pulled Lolo out of the pantry to be with the rest of their roommates so they could be with her while she went through her basket, which is normally a very happy time in the house.
The bobsledder has been very vocal about being single on social media and in interviews, and isn’t shy or embarrassed to proclaim that she’s still a virgin at age 36. Her Twitter bio even jokes that she’s holding out until she’s 41 so there can be a sequel to the Steve Carell comedy 40-Year-Old-Virgin.
The Los Angeles Times reported on Lolo’s interview with HBO’s Real Sports back in 2012 about how difficult it is to be in her shoes.
“It’s just something, a gift, that I want to give to my husband. But please understand this journey has been hard. If there’s virgins out there, I just want to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage.”
The next episode of Celebrity Big Brother airs Monday night at 9 p.m. The live two-hour finale will follow on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET.