Jamie Oliver and Wife Jools Announce They’re Expecting Fifth Child — and Then Hit the Red Carpet!

03/17/2016 at 04:55 PM ET

Jamie Oliver is going to become a dad for the fifth time!

A rep for the world-famous chef, 40, and wife Jools, 41, confirmed the news Thursday, mere hours before the couple popped up on the red carpet at the London premiere of Eddie the Eagle. The baby is expected in August.

With her vibrant jacket left open, Jools’ growing baby bump was on display in a form-fitting black jumper, which she paired with red high heels. Meanwhile, her husband smiled wide in a dark blue suit with a black lapel.

The beaming husband and wife are already parents to Poppy Honey Rosie, 14, Daisy Boo Pamela, 12, Petal Blossom Rainbow, 6, and Buddy Bear Maurice, 5.

Jamie Oliver Jools Oliver Expecting Fifth Child
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Speaking to Sharon Osbourne on ITV 1’s Lorraine after the birth of Buddy in 2010, Jamie revealed who is responsible for their children’s unique names.

“That would be my wife,” he shared. “Jools is definitely in charge of the names, and we’re probably quite lucky it was a boy really, because we were out of names [for] girls.”

Jamie, known for his infectious sense of humor, once took a culinary-focused approach to parenthood: in 2014, he revealed that he put one of the world’s hottest peppers in Poppy’s food to discipline her.

“Poppy was quite disrespectful and rude to me and she pushed her luck,” he reportedly said on BBC’s Good Food show. “In my day I would have got a bit of a telling-off but you are not allowed to do that. Five minutes later she thought I had forgotten and I hadn’t. She asked for an apple. I cut it up into several pieces and rubbed it with Scotch Bonnet and it worked a treat.”

But he ended up getting in trouble. “She ran up to mum and said, ‘This is peppery.’ I was in the corner laughing. [My wife Jools] said to me, ‘Don’t you ever do that again.’”

— Nick Maslow

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Tieraney on

If she’s not due till August, then she’s only 4 months along. Quite a belly already!

mic on

he likes to cook more than just food……….

Lindsay on

Those names are hilarious buahahaha

Laura on

Aww they can have a cooking family show.

Anonymous on

The next one will be named Cinnamon Saffron Basil

KL on

Jeeze, talk about some stupid names for your kids… wonder what this one’s name will be..

KL on

Good Lord, talk about stupid stupid names!!!! What is with people..

HUH? on

their children have crazy names.

Voz on

Yup their kids name are very strange.

tooquiet4me2005 on

Wow. That punishment makes him sound like an arse.

Guessed it.... on

…….Eddie the Eagle!

Nv on

Omg their kids name are funny.

Jaaney on

They are very common English names, used mainly by the aristocracy in England

VOR on

The next name should be food related name

Anonymous on

Thank god they come up with less common names . It used to be Mary , Liz , Beth , Frank , Jack , Matt , John ,Ugh…………. Good for them . Can’t wait to hear the next name or names . She is pretty big at 4 months could be twins . Twins are more common in older moms . I wish them all the best .🌺

seriously on

What ever happened to you’re grounded? Do you really need to burn your child’s mouth to discipline. His behavior is very childish lets hope he grows up with the fifth kid.


He-He. All good wishes for the new addition! 🙂