Jamie and Jools Oliver expecting baby number 5

'I can’t even believe I’m saying it. My own family were shocked, too' says the surprised-but-delighted star chef


Jamie and Jools Oliver have announced they have a new baby on the way, meaning that, come this summer, they’ll be parents of 5. Blimey.


“I can’t even believe I’m saying it,” Jamie said when the news broke. “My own family were shocked, too.”

The Olivers are currently mum and dad to 3 girls and 1 boy: Poppy Honey Rosie, 13, Daisy Boo Pamela, 12, Petal Blossom Rainbow, 6, and Buddy Bear Maurice, 5.

Attending a red carpet movie event in London shortly after going public with the news, Jools was already showing a little baby bump under the simple black jumpsuit she wore. It’s thought the baby is due in August.


Jools had hinted about wanting a 5th baby earlier in the year, when she said she’d quite like to “put to use” a new Moses basket she’d designed for her Little Bird baby range.

Jamie has admitted, though, that the pregnancy was a bit of a surprise. “This was not expected,” he said, and he added that he thinks this baby will be their last – though it goes without saying that he is, of course, utterly delighted that he’s going to be a daddy again.

What does 5 look like?

Of course the Olivers aren’t the first to break the 4 barrier when it comes to kids: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have 6 children, while both Kerry Katona and Katie Price have 5 each. And what does that look like? Well, a bit like this…

When asked about whether he’d prefer a by or girl, Jamie said, “It would be nice to balance it out a bit. A bit more testosterone would probably be a good thing.

“But do you know what? I’m just grateful for whatever I get if it’s healthy, and I mean that sincerely.”

Congratulations both!

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