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Jamie Oliver shares sweet photo of his first Valentine's Day with Jools

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Jamie Oliver is a true romantic! The celebrity chef took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a sweet photograph of his very first Valentine's Day with wife Jools Oliver. The throwback image, which was taken at the start of their relationship in 1996, shows the young couple cuddled up for the camera, with the words: "Happy Valentine's Jools, big love Jamie x 5 x," written across it. In the accompanying caption, the 41-year-old added: "Happy Valentines my darling @joolsoliver. Hope you liked your home made card!! A great old photo from our first Valentines 1996… You're the best. Have a great day. Loadsa love JO xxx."

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Jamie and Jools, who have been together for more than 20 years now, tied the knot in July 2000. They are parents to five children: Poppy Honey, who will be 15 next month, Daisy Boo, 13, Petal Blossom, seven, six-year-old Buddy Bear, and baby boy River Rocket, who was born in August last year. The couple are clearly still head over heels in love. Speaking in a previous interview, Jamie said that while he doesn't think marriage is "easy", he and Jools "love each other to bits". He added: "She's a wonderful person, kind and she's very sweet and sensitive and caring."

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Family is incredibly important to both Jamie and Jools – and despite having already having a full house, Jools recently said she would consider having another baby in the future. "I'm getting older, but I'd definitely do it again if I could," she admitted last week. "I think Jamie's finished, but you never know. River's six months now, so we're past the really difficult sleepless first few months. He's such a joy."