“I Recently Lost My Father”: 4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler Makes an Emotional Announcement For Bodybuilding World

Published 03/22/2023, 12:44 AM EDT

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Four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler is one of the most popular names in the history of bodybuilding. An underdog to Ronnie Coleman for years, Cutler became a four-time runner-up before defeating Coleman in 2006. The fan-favorite bodybuilder is also the only Mr. Olympia who avenged his loss to win back the title. Despite competing for the last time in 2013, the former Arnold Classic winner remains relevant in bodybuilding. Hence it’s no surprise fans have questions about his upcoming autobiography.

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In his email newsletter, Jay Mail, Cutler disclosed he has received “a lot of emails, DMs, and messages regarding my life storybook.” The former Mr. Olmpaia explained why he’s working on his autobiography with an emotional message.

The reasons that motivated Jay Cutler to write an autobiography

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In his newsletter, the four-time Mr. Olympia revealed fans had asked him, “why now?” The former bodybuilding champion gave three reasons that prompted him “to write my life story.” The 49-year-old revealed he is turning 50 this summer. Cutler wrote, “feels like a great milestone to look back on what I have achieved so far, and how that all happened.”

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The Sterling, Massachusetts native also spoke about how he feels about his relevance to the bodybuilding community. “I feel more relevant than ever, so I want to keep building my legacy,” wrote the four-time Mr. Olympia. The former champion also feels his life story “will motivate a lot of people because it is very relatable.”

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However, possibly Cutler’s biggest motivation was the passing of his father. The bodybuilder revealed in his newsletter, “I recently lost my father which really made me reflect on our time together, the memories, growing up, and how life has turned out.” He said there are a “ton of things” people don’t know about his upbringing.

The fan-favorite bodybuilder revealed he wants to give “the fans an unfiltered insight into my life because it will be inspiring!” However, in a past edition of his newsletter, Jay Cutler also talked about feeling overwhelmed because of the attention he receives from fans.

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The emotional pressure of being a fan-favorite

Jay Cutler talked about feeling the pressure of being a “role model” to fans. “Every day I run into somebody when I am out, who tells me I am their role model,” wrote Cutler. While the bodybuilding legend feels good to have made a positive impact, it can also get emotionally overwhelming.

“I have lived with that pressure since 2006, where everybody wants a piece of me, and expects me to be in a certain way,” explained the four-time Mr. Olympia. However, the 49-year-old wants to continue to build his legacy, and writing his autobiography would be another step in that direction.

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What did you make of Jay Cutler’s emotional announcement? Are you excited to read Cutler’s life story? Let us know in the comments. 

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Sagnik Bagchi

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Sagnik Bagchi is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor's and Master's in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. He has experience working as a freelance MMA writer for Sportskeeda.
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