Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli has revealed that he is to become a father again at the age of 55.The popular TV cook and author, who has two young sons with his wife Michelle Kennedy, tells HELLO! magazine that the couple are expecting another baby boy in September.
In an exclusive interview and photo-shoot at the family's holiday home in the Austrian Alps, Jean-Christophe, who also has a 30-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, insists he has no qualms about being an older dad, telling the magazine: "When the new baby is 20 I will be 75 but I don't see it that way. Age is just a number at the end of the day. If I compare myself to a good wine or a cheese, it's very true that the older you get, the better you are.
"I lead a much healthier life now. We are very active and I go for a run with my son Jean every morning. Michelle and I don't smoke, we don’t drink and we do a lot of sport. And there is a lot of happiness, which I think is essential in life.
"Fiancée Michelle, 40, who is mother to sons Jean, 7, and Jacques, 3, tells how Jean-Christophe jumped for joy at news of the surprise pregnancy.