Jamie and Jools Oliver have announced the birth of their fifth child just weeks after posting a picture of mum-to-be Jools appearing ready to pop!
Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools confirmed they are expecting their fifth child back in March. The couple, who met in 1993 and married seven years later in 2000, announced their news by attending the premiere of Eddie the Eagle where Jools showed off her blossoming bump.
Jamie shared the cute snap of Jools in the new nursery, adding a comment to the picture: ‘Back home now from Brazil, so nice to see the kids and @joolsoliver ….. 2 weeks to go….. Nervous but very excited… Big love jamie ox X X’
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Well known for choosing unique names for their children, Jamie has been hinting that this name won’t be any different: ‘I think you can guarantee something floral or from the natural world,’ the chef said to OK! magazine.
‘We might go with seasons this time – it’s going to be a little bit hippy, whatever happens.’ Although he admitted that it would probably be down to Jools to decide the name of the baby: ‘I’ll pretend to have a say in the name, but I really have no say.’
The couple had their first child, 14-year-old Poppy Honey, two years after their marriage and have subsequently added to their brood with Daisy Boo, 12, Petal Blossom, six and Buddy Bear, five. Jools is due to give birth to their fifth addition in early August.
Speaking to The Sun on the red carpet when they announced the pregnancy, celebrity chef Jamie said, ‘This will be the last one. It is just getting ridiculous otherwise.’
He then went on to explain that baby number five might perhaps have been unplanned, saying, ‘This was not expected. I can’t even believe I’m saying it. My own family were shocked too.’
It’s well reported that Jools is the one pushing for a big family and Jamie told The Mirror, ‘I thought we’d have a couple of kids but that’s about it. Basically I do what I’m told but she’s an amazing family maker and I just go with it.’
Father of four Jamie then continued: ‘I love kids. My family keep me honest, I have a weird job, a weird life, but my family keep me quite real.’
And of course the big question was whether it would be a little boy or girl. With three girls already Jamie doesn’t seem to mind what they get next but would perhaps welcome the chance to add to ‘the boys’ side’ of the family, adding, ‘You know what, I’m always grateful for what I get, it would be nice to balance it out a bit.’
Not one for the standard couple of kids, Mrs Oliver has often spoken about her desire for a big family and how she would welcome the chance to give her four little ones another sibling.
Despite Jamie’s own surprise at the recent news, in January last year, Jools told The Sunday Times Style magazine that she would be ready and waiting should she happen to fall pregnant again, saying ‘There’s this Moses basket I designed… [that] I haven’t been able to test personally yet. It would be nice to put it to use.’
We can’t wait to see what they name baby number five!