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Jamie Oliver and wife Jools Oliver are expecting their fifth child.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, 40, and his wife Jools, 41, have revealed they are expecting their fifth child in August.

The couple confirmed the news just hours before attending the Eddie the Eagle premiere in London, where Jools’ baby bump was proudly on display.

Jamie Oliver confirmed the news via his Twitter account, which no doubt was getting a fair amount of traffic already, given the highly publicized success of his campaign to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks yesterday.

The couple, who have been together since 1993, and married for 15 years, already have three daughters and one son. They appear to have a penchant for choosing less than conventional names. They’ve chosen floral-theme names for their girls Poppy Honey, 14, Daisy Boo, 12, and Petal Blosson Rainbow, six.
If it’s a boy, we probably won’t be expecting a traditional name either, given that their five-year-old son is named Buddy Bear.

Woohoo 15years ???? most of my best times have been spent with you xxx looking forward to later xxx @jamieoliver A photo posted by Jools Oliver (@joolsoliver) on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:12am PDT

Jools Oliver has reportedly long wished for another child. “I’m always broody,” she told New! magazine in 2013. “When they’re good, I go ‘Can I have another one?'”


Jamie, however, has been a little more cautious about the idea of having another child. In 2013 he said, “It’s quite hard to have time for each other when you have four kids so I don’t want another excuse for me and Jools not to have time together.” He also said that a vasectomy could be an option.

But it’s hard to hide how much Jamie loves being a dad.

Smothered in cuddles and kisses the best feeling in the world ???? not wanting holidays to end xxx @jamieoliver

A photo posted by Jools Oliver (@joolsoliver) on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:33pm PDT

More recently, Jools told the Sunday Times’ Style magazine, “There’s this Moses basket I designed… [that] I haven’t been able to test personally yet. It would be nice to put it to use.” No doubt the couple will be adequately prepared when it comes to clothes for the new addition to their family, with Mrs Oliver running her own children’s clothing line, Little Bird.

The couple initially struggled with fertility issues, with Jools conceiving Poppy Honey using IVF. The other three children, however, were conceived naturally.

Congratulations to the family. We’re not even going to try to place bets on baby names.

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