Jamie Oliver Welcomes Son Buddy Bear Maurice
Update: Baby’s name is Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver and he weighed in at 6 lbs., 9 oz. Maurice honors Jools’ late father, who passed away in 1997 after a stroke.
“The whole family is thrilled,” a spokesman for the couple said in a statement.
Originally published Sept. 15: It’s a boy for Jamie Oliver and wife Jools!
The chef Tweeted the happy news, posting, “It’s a baby boy guys!!! I’m shock[ed], we’re all very happy, mum was amazing and both are well and happy x4 kids!! What a great day!! Now I have to pretend to know about football!! All tips on boys [ac]cepted.”
The new addition was born naturally Wednesday, Sept. 15 in London and joins big sisters Petal Blossom Rainbow, 17 months, Daisy Boo Pamela, 7, and Poppy Honey Rosie, 8½.
The pregnancy — which was a bit of a happy accident — was announced in April.
— Sarah Michaud