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Jamie Oliver's wife Jools cherishes precious moment as children grow up

Jamie and Jools Oliver are the proud parents to five children

Sharnaz Shahid

Jools Oliver has posted a heartfelt message, telling her fans she is going to cherish every moment with her children before they grow up into adults. Sharing a snap of Petal going to a ballet class, the doting mother wrote: "These days I shall miss the most when she grows up. I remember going through the ballet phase with each of my girls (and Bud for that matter)!!" Jools is loving mother to five children - daughters Poppy, 17, Daisy, 16, and ten-year-old Petal and sons Buddy, nine, and River, two - all of whom she shares with husband Jamie Oliver.

Jools Oliver shared this snap of Petal

"I loved getting there slightly earlier to pick them up so I could catch a glimpse of them dancing and I loved walking home with them, hand in hand discussing all the important things in their little world," she added. "With Pops off to Uni next year I will cherish these moments always xxx." The 44-year-old's followers sympathised with her, with one writing: "Love this, makes me happy and sad all at once xxx." Another remarked: "The ballet phase is beautiful and fulfils every little girl and mummy fantasy I ever could have imagined... just as the football phase has done the same for my husband and our little (ok, no so little anymore) boy! Xxx."

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Jamie and Jools have an incredibly strong unit and work hard to ensure that their children have a normal upbringing - despite growing up in the public eye. However, Jools admitted in the past that it has been hard for her oldest children at school. She told Red magazine: "I don't want them to be aware of anything, but it's too late: they are. They're not stupid. I think they find it quite hard at school. It can be a bit awkward if the other kids say, 'Can I get your dad's autograph?' My eldest [Poppy] doesn't like it. If Jamie comes to pick her up, it's just too embarrassing for her. So I do all that."

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