Family & Pets

Tue, 13 Nov, 2018Basmah Qazi

Jamie Oliver reveals the one thing in his marriage he has no control over

Jamie Oliver reveals the one thing in his marriage he has no control over

Jamie Oliver may be one of the most renowned chefs in the world with food fanatics hanging onto his every word, but unfortunately for him, his reign ends in front of his wife Jools.

Especially when it comes to deciding if the pair should have more children.

Earlier in the year, Jools mentioned how she’s hoping for another child to join their family, which currently consists of Poppy, 16, Daisy, 15, Petal, nine, Buddy, eight, and River, two. But Jamie isn’t exactly keen on the idea.

Speaking to TV WEEK, the 43-year-old said: “I don’t have much say in that department. I’ve tried to put the brakes on a few times and it didn’t work. Women are very powerful, and I’m not very good at restraint of control.

“I can give you a strong 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*ing bus. We don’t need anymore kids.’ But you would be under the idea that I have control of this situation. So, we’ll see.”

After dating throughout their teenage years, Jamie and Jools tied the knot in 2000, as soon as Jamie’s TV career began to skyrocket. Now, 18 years later, Jools remains Jamie’s biggest supporter.

And with the couple celebrating their 20th anniversary in two years’ time, another of Jamie’s biggest milestones is soon to reach 20 as well: His debut TV show, The Naked Chef.

Looking back at the young chef, Jamie reminisces about everything The Naked Chef managed to accomplish.

“I think I had really big lips before my face grew into them,” he says with a laugh.

“I think my fashion sense was highly questionable. My haircuts have been extraordinarily challenged.”

But while he pokes fun of himself, he also highlights the discussion the television show managed to start.

“Twenty years ago, in Britain, cooking was for girls,” he said.

“It was kind of a moment, The Naked Chef. It was about telling the boys that they’ve got to do their bit. But also, that cooking wasn’t for girls, that cooking could get you girls.”

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