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Meet Jamie Olivers’ gorgeous family of seven

He's more than just a celebrity chef!
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Jamie Oliver is every bit a family man as he is a celebrity chef.

The 47-year-old shot to fame almost 25 years ago with his cooking programme – The Naked Chef – in 1999 on the BBC and his name has been in the spotlight ever since.

From healthy eating campaigns to his own restaurant chains, further television specials and series, countless cookbooks and more, there isn’t a lot that Jamie hasn’t done – including MasterChef Australia.

The award-winning cook first made an appearance in 2012 on season four of the show and is now set to return for the 2023 series, dubbed Secrets and Surprises.

But in the hustle and bustle of his incredible career achievements, it’s easy to overlook his biggest personal achievements so far and his role as dating dad to five beautiful children, and as a loving husband.

Who is Jamie Oliver’s wife?

Jools and Jamie on their wedding day in 2000.

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Juliette ”Jules” Oliver (nee Norton) married her husband in July 2000, but their love story began years before Jamie was a household name.

The lovebirds were high school sweethearts and met when they were just 17.

And despite leaving the United Kingdom for the hustle and bustle of Tokyo Japan for three months, Jamie was undeterred in his efforts to win over his future wife.

”When I was 17 I worked in Tokyo for three months and every single day Jamie sent me a letter or a fax without fail!,” Jools shared to her Instagram account.

These two lovebirds haven’t aged a day!

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In Mid-2021, Jamie opened up to The Australian Women’s Weekly about the love lessons he had learned after more than two decades of marriage.

”I think you learn to love in lots of different ways,” Jaimie said.

”You learn to love the person you married but also, it’s exciting because the roller-coaster of growing, becoming parents, getting older, having grey hairs and wrinkles, you can love all those bits. You don’t just love one bit.”

“I feel very lucky. I started dating Jools when I was 18. She’s been a really solid and utterly important part of my life and my job’s quite exicting.

“It expects quite a lot, and she’s my rock. She allows me to do my thing but then comes home and lets me be me … And I think she still quite likes me, which is really nice.”

Jamie and Jools (with their five kids in tow) jetted off to the Maldives to renew their vows at Easter 2023.

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In April 2023, Jamie and Jools celebrated 23 together by renewing their vows in an intimate beachside ceremony.

”Yep, after 23 years together, we thought it would be a special moment to celebrate renewing our wedding vows before the kids all start leaving the nest,” Jamie wrote on his Instagram to his 9.5 million followers.

”It was really special, funny and romantic with the words in the ceremony making more sense having come this far together.

”It seems like a blink since the first wedding which we kept very private apart from the paparazzi at the village church we thought it would be a happy and joyful moment to share with you all this Easter.

”We’ve always dreamed of going to the Maldives and it was just as you would have dreamed, simply amazing.”

However, a few months later in November, Jamie revealed to The Times magazine the vow renewal wasn’t initially “really [his] speed.”

“Because it felt like I’d earned every word that I repeated from 23 years before.

“I used to just be about ideas and energy and ploughing through. But once you’ve got scars and wounds and bruises… I’ve been through some stuff now, so everything means a lot more.”

Who are Jamie Oliver’s children?

The family of seven are really seen all together.

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Alongside wife Jools, Jamie has five beautiful children!

Their first, a girl, Poppy Honey Rose, was born March 2002, closely followed by sister Daisy Boo Pamela in April 2003.

After a short break, Jamie and Jools welcomed their third daughter to the world – Petal Blossom Rainbow in April 2009 – and their first son Buddy Bear Maurice in September 2010.

A fifth and final child was born in August 2016 which the happy couple named River Rocket Blue Dallas.

The couple do seem to have a penchant for unique names, don’t they?

Enjoying the summer sun with smiles on their faces!

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Speaking with The Australian Women’s Weekly in 2017, Jamie said his was a household of healthy eaters.

”I don’t want to be oversimplistic, but you only eat s*** at home if you buy it in the first place, and we don’t buy it,” Jamie said.

”It really is as simple as that. My wife [Jools] is even more hardcore than me, but if my boy wanted to grab a Coke, I would let him have one as a treat, at the fair or on holiday, of course. It wouldn’t get past my missus, but I’m fine with it,” he joked.

”It’s really hard to eat badly when you’re buying the food.”

A rare snap of all seven Oliver’s cuddled up together on the couch.

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And in a follow up interview with TV Week in 2019, Jamie even hinted at the possibility of a sixth Oliver child joining the clan after wife Jools said she wanted one more.

”I can give you a stronger answer, like, ‘Look, five is enough. I’m struggling already to get them in the car. I can’t even have a car anymore. I drive a f** bus. We don’t need any more kids.’ But you would be under the idea that I have any control of this situation. So, we’ll see,” Jamie laughed.

Where does Jamie Oliver live?

House? Or old school castle? You decide!

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Mid 2019, the family of seven moved into Spains Hall – a historical Elizabethan country house, located in Finchingfield, Essex County in the United Kingdom.

Despite its heritage status, the property has been renovated immaculately and sits on a 70-acre estate that also includes a six-bedroom farmhouse, three bedroom lodge, swimming pool, tennis court and even converted stables!

The lavish country estate sure does sound like it has plenty of room for a family of seven!

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