Jamie Oliver's wife Jools has revealed that she previously suffered a devastating miscarriage. The 42-year-old, who has been open about her fertility struggles in the past, didn't say how old she was when she lost her baby, but confessed she was three months' pregnant at the time. During a chat with Daily Mail, the mother-of-five explained: "I had a miscarriage at three months, which makes you so worried once you are pregnant again - it makes it impossible to enjoy the early stages of pregnancy."
Jools and Jamie are loving parents to children, Poppy, 14, Daisy, 13, Petal, seven, Buddy, six, and five-month-old River. Not ruling out more children in the future, the mother added: "I'm getting older, but I'd definitely do it again if I could. I think Jamie’s finished, but you just never know. River's six months now, so we're past the really difficult sleepless first few months. He's such a joy."
Jamie Oliver's wife Jools has opened up about her miscarriage for the first time
In the past, Jools has discussed her struggles to conceive due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). In 2009, she talked about undergoing hormone treatment before she became pregnant for the first time. "I didn't care how far I had to go," she told BabyCentre. "You hear horror stories and you think it’s going to be hard, but I didn’t care. I just wanted a baby... It was awful, but I just thought: 'Keep going'. I'm sure any couple that has been through fertility treatment understands what I'm saying."
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Jools and Jamie are loving parents to five children
Meanwhile, speaking at the launch of Barbecoa Piccadilly on Wednesday, celebrity chef Jamie discussed parenthood and how he divides his time between his family and his busy work schedule. "Since Poppy was born, I just have to start at five, finish at 10 at night, Monday to Friday," he told HELLO! Online. "I have my structured holidays, my structured weekends, and I try to be a good boss and a good dad." Another tip from the food guru? "If you want to do lots of things well, surround yourself by amazing women, end of story!" he added.
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